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Certificate in Teaching English Pronunciation

This 20-hour online course is designed for English language instructors seeking an additional qualification and specialization in teaching pronunciation. Topics include: Why teach pronunciation, linguistic systems, phonetic alphabets, consonants, vowels, stress, rhythm, intonation, linking, intrusion, elision, dissimulation  assimilation, unique features of North American pronunciation, Canadian accents and dialects, pronunciation problems common to specific languages groups, lesson planning, pronunciation within the Canadian Language Benchmarks, how to integrate pronunciation with other skills, using diagrams to demonstrate articulation, tips and practical classroom suggestions for teaching pronunciation, online resources and materials, recent studies on pronunciation and pedagogical research.


Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to (i) understand and utilize phonetic alphabets and articulation diagrams to teach pronunciation, (ii) appropriately align pronunciation points with language levels, (iii) incorporate teaching pronunciation with other language skills, (iv) identify pronunciation problems and unique features common to specific language groups, (v) design and deliver effective pronunciation lesson plans through the application of the most recent pedagogical research and using a variety of resources.

How the course works:

Register here using the secure on-line registration form below. Once your registration has been confirmed by the College you will be sent a user name and password by email to begin the course. You may work at your own pace from any computer with an Internet connection. The course is divided into topics and sections. There are four sections and a multiple choice test after each section. If at first you do not succeed on any of the four tests you can try again until you pass and feel confident to go on to the next section. Once you have completed the course you will be sent your Certificate in Teaching English Pronunciation by mail.

This course is a great add-on to our TESOL Certificate or TESL Diploma programs!

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