Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC326402 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 英語教師のための音声学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Pedagogical English Phonetics
ニシハラ タカユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds5-8:EDU K108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and discussion using the coursebook, course handouts, and worksheets (students will receive a notice by email or BB9 if this course is switched to an online course due to COVID-19) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
Eligible Students Freshmen
Keywords Phonetics, phonology, metrics, vowels, consonants, phonetic alphabets, accent, intonation, SDG_04 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Secondary School English Language Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・To be able to analyze and research the education contents on secondary English education. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course gives an overview of phonetics, phonology, and metrics and discusses various ELT-related issues based on the findings in these areas. Students attending this course are expected to improve English pronunciation, acquire the technical knowledge about those areas, and build up the abilities to analyze the sound traits of English. Students are also expected to learn how to pronounce various numerical expressions in English.  
Class Schedule lesson 1 Introduction
lesson 2 Language Play
lesson 3 The Human Vocal Tract
lesson 4 Vowels I (Short vowels and long vowels)
lesson 5 Vowels II (Diphthongs, triphthongs, weak vowels, and semi-weak vowels)
lesson 6 Consonants I (Stops, fricatives, and affeicatives)
lesson 7 Consonants II (Nasals, laterals, and semivowels)
lesson 8 Introduction to Phonology
lesson 9 Consonant Clusters
lesson 10 Word Accent
lesson 11 Sentence Accent
lesson 12 Intonation
lesson 13 Metrics
lesson 14 Sounds and Spellings; History of English Sounds
lesson 15 Course Review

Paper test 
Takebayashi, S., & Saito, H. (2008). Eigo Onseigaku Nyumon. Taishukan Shoten.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Coursebook, course handouts, and sound materials 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Read the chapter or materials assigned in the previous session and prepare for a review quiz.  
Requirements Materials are distributed online. Therefore, students should bring their own PCs to class. 
Grading Method Participation (20%), performance on quizzes (40%), and the final (40%).  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message The instruction language is mainly Japanese. Teaching materials include both Japanese and English languages. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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