What is this course about?
As a teacher of English, you will benefit from being able to read and write the English phonemic alphabet fluently. In this course, we'll cover a little bit of theory about the English phonemic alphabet, and then we will provide you with loads of activities to practice words and phrases, so that it becomes automatic. The assessment at the end will let you demonstrate your skills. :)
Speakers of English who need to learn another language may also beneift from this course. It will train you to think about the sounds of language, rather than just the spelling. You can use this as a stepping stone before heading on to our more fuller course on phonetics, which is called "How to learn the sounds of other languages."
Joanna is a passionate linguist, and taught languages and linguistics for over a decade in academic institutions. She loves teaching, and her students responded in kind by voting her Lecturer of the Year two years running. She has published research on best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. Recently, she worked for a handful of years in the corporate Learning and Development arena, training hundreds of staff worldwide in a variety of modes. Through Language Fuel, she's combining her linguistic and e-Learning expertise in order to fuel the teaching and learning of languages worldwide..