Advanced Phonetics and Phonology

About the course

he Advanced Phonetics and Phonology is a 30-hour course that provides an in-depth exploration of the principles and mechanics of speech sounds in the English language.
Through a comprehensive series of lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, students will develop a solid understanding of segmental and suprasegmental features of phonetics
and phonology. Additionally, the course emphasizes the application of this knowledge to effective pronunciation teaching techniques.

Sessions Schedule

  • GTKY and an introduction to phonetics and phonology. (2 hours)
  • Segmental phonology : how the speech organs work in English. (2 hours)
  •  English consonants stops, fricatives, affricates, nasals, liquids, and glides. (2 hours)
  • English Vowels : long and short vowels. (2 hours)
  • Transcription rules and exercises. (2 hours)
  • Syllable stress- Complex word stress. (2 hours)
  • Exam 1 (2 hours)
  • Suprasegmental features: Rhythm and intonation 1 (2 hours)
  • Intonation 2 (2 hours)
  • Connected speech features 1 (2 hours)
  • Connected speech features 2 (2 hours)
  • How to teach pronunciation: identifying Ss’ problems and different approaches (2 hours)
  • Pronunciation Demo and analysis (2 hours)
  • Ideas for teaching vowels, consonants and connected speech. (2 hours)

Exam 2

2 hours

How long is the course?

4 weeks, twice a week, 4 hours each

Delivered online and face-to-face

What does the course include?

Who is the course for?

ESL/EFL Teachers:

Teachers who work with English language learners, whether in an English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context, can gain valuable insights from an advanced phonology course. It equips them with the necessary knowledge and strategies to effectively teach pronunciation and address common pronunciation difficulties faced by learners.

Pronunciation Coaches:

Professionals who specialize in teaching pronunciation, accent reduction, or speech training can benefit from an advanced phonology course. It provides them with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical techniques to analyze learners' pronunciation patterns, design targeted exercises, and provide effective feedback.

Language Program Coordinators:

Coordinators or administrators responsible for designing language programs or curricula can benefit from an advanced phonology course. It enables them to make informed decisions about incorporating pronunciation instruction into the curriculum, selecting appropriate materials, and providing support to language teachers.

Monday & Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Course Calendar

Course Duration

4 Weeks

Course Schedule

2 sessions/week

Session Duration

4 Hours/session

Course Mode

Online & Face to face

Course Fees

Elevate your expertise with Advanced Phonetics and Phonology program. 
Choose from multiple payment options to suit your convenience:

For our valued participants in Egypt, an exclusive option to pay 7000 EGP.

Course Objectives

By the end of course the students will have:

Course Content

How will course participants be assessed?

Along with continuous assessment throughout the course, an end of course test will be conducted and they will be given individual feedback along with an action plan for things to work on.

This is a 30-hour course. By the end of the 30 hours, course participants will receive a certificate of achievement from IH Cairo.

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