Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Oral Communications Course by MIT

Published Mar 08, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers its 'Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation' course as free OpenCourseWare. The original course was designed for undergraduate and graduate students through the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. The course helped advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students practice their pronunciation, listening comprehension and conversational skills in English.

Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation: Course Description

MIT students for whom English is a second language had the opportunity to perfect their English skills in 'Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation.' Professor Isaiah WonHo Yoo taught this lecture class in which students practiced comprehending spoken English and learned about various English dialects. In addition, they worked on proper pronunciation, sentence intonation and stress. 'Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation' students also learned useful conversational techniques for interrupting others, deflecting interruptions, politely ending conversations and disagreeing with others. The actual course is open to any MIT graduate or undergraduate ESL students who want to improve their listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.

This OpenCourseWare includes videos of selected class sessions, a reading list, downloadable class handouts and links to related course materials. To start perfecting your English now, visit the speaking, pronunciation and listening course page.

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