Maricopa Community Colleges  ESL051   20016-20056 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/27/01
ESL051 20016-20056 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers
Individualized pronunciation practice and drills for English as a second language (ESL) speakers. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) credits. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ESL051   20016-20056 Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers
1. Recite English words demonstrating front, central, and back pronunciation of vowels. (I)
2. Recite English words using consonant sounds, including stops, fricatives, affricates, nasals, liquid sounds, and glides. (II)
3. Identify correct sounds and words from minimal pairs and consonant clusters. (III)
4. Recite grammatical endings, including "s," "es," and "ed." (IV)
5. Speak and read aloud words based on standard English stress patterns. (V)
6. Speak or read aloud phrases and sentences using standard English intonation (stress) patterns. (VI)
7. Identify statements and questions based on standard English intonation patterns. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ESL051   20016-20056 Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers
    I. English vowel sounds
        A. Front vowels
        B. Central vowels
        C. Back vowels
      II. English consonant sounds
          A. Stops (p, b, t, d, k, g)
          B. Fricatives (f, v, th, s, z, sh, h)
          C. Affricates (ch, j)
          D. Nasals (m, n)
          E. Liquid sounds (l, r)
          F. Glides (y, w)
        III. Contrasting sounds
            A. Minimal pairs
            B. Consonant clusters
          IV. Grammatical endings
              A. "s" endings
              B. "ed" endings
            V. Intonation patterns
                A. Word stress
                B. Relaxed pronunciation patterns
              VI. Sentence patterns
                  A. Falling intonation in statements
                  B. Falling intonation in questions
                  C. Rising intonation in questions
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