Introduction to Phonology Self-Study Course

Teaching pronunciation is a key element to help your students be understood in the world outside the classroom. It is a challenging area and many textbooks focus solely on drilling. One of the best ways to build a strong foundation for effective pronunciation is to get down to the roots: the phonetic alphabet. The IH Self-Study course "Introduction to Phonology" expands your knowledge on topics such as minimal pairs, word and sentence stress and features of connected speech. Alongside building knowledge, you will learn tips from IH experts on how to teach speaking skills as well as activities to use in class.

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Course Details

Course details such as format, time, fee etc

Introduction to Phonology Topics

  1. Key terms
  2. Minimal pairs
  3. Classroom activities to practice pronunciation
  4. Tips for teaching speaking skills 
  5. Word and sentence stress (how they convey and change meaning)
  6. Features of connected speech (eg. assimilation, elision, linking etc.)

Course Dates & Fees

As these courses offer ongoing enrolment, you can start them whenever you like. Once we have received your payment, you will gain access to the materials for the next six weeks.
Each course costs £37.


For both businesses and individuals located in the UK, we have to add 20% VAT. This means the fee for a single course is £44.40.

If you are not based in the UK, you won't be charged this.

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