English Pronunciation in a Global World

Online Course

Future Learn
English Pronunciation in a Global World

What is the course about?

English Pronunciation in a Global World
The course English Pronunciation in a Global World is an online class provided by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
In this course you will improve your English pronunciation skills and learn about speaking English in today’s globalised world.
Course description
  • Develop your ability to understand and speak English.
  • 4 weeks
  • A huge range of people need to be able to speak English in today’s globalised world. This means that you’ll need to understand, and be understandable to, other non-native speakers. But diversity in spoken English should also be appreciated.
  • In this course you’ll find out which pronunciation features are important for mutual understanding. In exercises and video’s, you will practise English sounds and stresses, and learn about other learners’ accents.
  • By the end of the course you will have improved your English pronunciation so you will feel confident in speaking English in different contexts.
  • The concepts of intelligibility, credibility, and identity in English pronunciation
  • Personal goals for English pronunciation
  • English vowels
  • English consonants
  • Suprasegmental features in English (stress, intonation, etc.)
  • English accents
  • English pronunciation assessment
  • Describe features of English pronunciation that are important for mutual understanding.
  • Explain the differences between your own English pronunciation and that of speakers with other mother tongues.
  • Apply what you have learned about English pronunciation to your English accent.
  • Reflect on the nature of different English accents.
  • This course is for anyone who needs to speak English, in their studies, for work or in their personal lives.
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s English department at Amsterdam offers first-class education and cutting-edge research in variation and change in the English language and English literature.

Prerequisites & Facts

English Pronunciation in a Global World

Course Topic

Language, Learn English

University, College, Institution

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

English Pronunciation in a Global World

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Topic: Language, Learn English
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