Maricopa Community Colleges  ESL051   20062-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 6/28/2005

ESL051  2006 Spring - 9999

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers

Individualized pronunciation practice and drills for English as a second language (ESL) speakers.

Prerequisites: Appropriate ESL course placement score, or a grade of C or better in (ESL020 or ESL021 or ESL022 or RDG020), or permission of instructor.


Course Notes: ESL051 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credits.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ESL051  2006 Spring - 9999

Pronunciation Improvement for ESL Speakers



Recite English words demonstrating front, central, and back pronunciation of vowels. (I)


Recite English words using consonant sounds, including stops, fricatives, affricates, nasals, liquid sounds, and glides. (II)


Identify correct sounds and words from minimal pairs and consonant clusters. (III)


Recite grammatical endings, including "s," "es," and "ed." (IV)


Speak and read aloud words based on standard English stress patterns. (V)


Speak or read aloud phrases and sentences using standard English intonation (stress) patterns. (VI)


Identify statements and questions based on standard English intonation patterns. (VI)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ESL051  2006 Spring - 9999

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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