Develop your ability to understand and speak English.
A huge range of people need to be able to speak English in today’s globalised world. This means that you’ll need to understand, and be understandable to, other non-native speakers. But diversity in spoken English should also be appreciated.
In this course you’ll find out which pronunciation features are important for mutual understanding. In exercises and video’s, you will practise English sounds and stresses, and learn about other learners’ accents.
By the end of the course you will have improved your English pronunciation so you will feel confident in speaking English in different contexts.
What topics will you cover?
- The concepts of intelligibility, credibility, and identity in English pronunciation
- Personal goals for English pronunciation
- English vowels
- English consonants
- Suprasegmental features in English (stress, intonation, etc.)
- English accents
- English pronunciation assessment
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who needs to speak English, in their studies, for work or in their personal lives.
Who developed the course?
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s English department at Amsterdam offers first-class education and cutting-edge research in variation and change in the English language and English literature.