ALL 111 Accent Modification • 4 Cr.
- Applied Linguistics & Language
Focuses on the most distinctive sound patterns of English: stress, intonation, and rhythm. Students work on changing oral muscle habits of difficult individual English sounds and how to reduce their accent and develop confidence in speaking in academic environments with native-English speakers.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Demonstrate awareness of first-language influence through self-assessment of:
- Discrete factors of pronunciation and interaction
- Cultural cues, non-verbal language
Demonstrate knowledge of word stress domains by:
- Selecting from among appropriate language functions and
Applying them correctly in a synthetic language environment
Demonstrate knowledge of discourse domains by:
- Selecting from among appropriate rhetorical functions and
- Applying them correctly in a synthetic environment
Demonstrate comprehension of spoken and written argument by:
- Paraphrasing with words, short phrases, sentences, rhetorical questions, or longer passages.
- Repetition of key words and concepts
- Applying principles for better control of pace, tone, emotion, and as
- compensation strategies
Demonstrate awareness of self in relation to audience by:
- Using appropriate compensation strategies when threshold of intelligibility
- fails to accomplish communicative goal
- Coherently express simple to complex through using appropriate
- suprasegmental and discourse level speech features.