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news iconNational Teaching Fellows 2010
Congratulations to Patricia Ashby, University of Westminster and James Wilkinson, Thames Valley University, on being awarded National Teaching Fellowships.
news iconMini-projects: Call for bids
The Subject Centre is funding small projects to address the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education. The scheme is aimed at academics wanting to develop and evaluate new approaches to their teaching practices.


paper iconWhy study Phonetics?

This paper was written by two students about the exciting and informative experience of studying phonetics at university.

Materials Bank Item

matbank iconPhonology and Phonetics Review

A review unit for students of phonology and phonetics

matbank iconLinguistics: Quizzes
These quizzes are designed for students at the early stages of their Linguistics progamme or for non-specialist Linguistics students. They have been designed using Hot Potatoes authorware ( which can be used to create cloze, mix, match, multiple-choice exercises as well as crosswords and quizzes. The materials were authored by (and are copyright to) the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
matbank iconPhonetics: for Students of Modern Languages
An introductory phonetics course for students of French, German and Spanish

LLAS Event

llasevent iconMark my words: creative assessment and effective feedback in linguistics
Event date: 30 May, 2008
Location: CILT, London SE1
llasevent iconTeaching sociolinguistics to undergraduates (16 Nov 06)
Event date: 16 November, 2006
Location: Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University
llasevent iconThe future of Phonetics (25 Feb 2005)
Event date: 25 February, 2005
Location: CILT,
llasevent iconResources and techniques for teaching Linguistics
Event date: 20 June, 2003
Location: CILT, London
llasevent iconSubject Centre Open Day
Event date: 27 September, 2002
Location: University of Southampton

Web Guide (GPG)

webguide iconTeaching and assessing phonetic transcription: a roundtable discussion
This report is from the 2nd meeting of the Phonetic Transcription Group held on 3 May 2007 in the Dept of Linguistics and Phonetics, University of Leeds. Attendees represented a number of different perspectives and specialisms, including general phonetics, clinical phonetics and phonology, corpus linguistics, sociophonetics, English language.
webguide iconLinguistics for applied linguists and lecturers in English language
A brief description is provided of the content of a master’s programme which focuses on preparing participants to teach English Language and/or Applied Linguistics at university level. An overview of the content shows the role of linguistic theory in the programme. A slightly more detailed account is given of the content of the phonology component to illustrate how linguistic theory relates to practical issues in language learning.
webguide iconPhonological change
This article provides an overview of the issues involved in teaching sound change at undergraduate and graduate level.
webguide iconPhonetics in pronunciation teaching for modern foreign languages
Set against the history of the relationship between phonetics and pronunciation teaching, this paper outlines the needs of both the teacher and the learner in terms of phonetic knowledge in today's multilingual classrooms. It suggests sources of information for consultation by teachers and refers to established research demonstrating the value of phonetics in pronunciation teaching and learning. It concludes by recommending an ideal case scenario and offers a number of useful web addresses with brief annotations for the benefit of teachers and learners.
webguide iconClinical Linguistics for students of linguistics
This article addresses issues in teaching and learning of Clinical Linguistics for students on degrees in general linguistics and language
webguide iconClinical Linguistics for speech and therapy education
This article addresses issues in the teaching and learning of clinical linguistics for speech and language therapy (speech and language pathology) students.
webguide iconPronunciation in EFL
Phonetics provides a scientific basis for pronunciation teaching in EFL (English as a Foreign Language). It is essential to the preparation of reference and teaching materials and highly desirable as an aspect of EFL teacher training.
webguide iconArticulatory Phonetics
Most Articulatory Phonetics courses involve learning to produce and transcribe the sounds represented in a phonetic alphabet. The advantage is that phoneticians have a very widely-understood system of representation. The drawback is that alphabetic systems do not lend themselves to the description of all phonetic phenomena.