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This is an introduction to general phonetics and phonology. It gives students an overview of the approaches to the study of phonetics, the role and importance of each approach, how speech sounds are produced and transmitted, the production, recognition and transcription of speech sounds and RP phonemes, the effect of the phonetic environment on segmental phonemes, syllables, stress, and rhythm: vowel reduction, strong forms, weak forms and speech simplification strategies in English.

Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the Africa Open Learning Platform. 

Endorsement & Recognition: 

This programme is recognized and endorsed by the Seychelles Qualifications Authority (SQA), established under the Seychelles Qualifications Authority Act of 2005. 

Entry Requirements: 
Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 19 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Pre-requisites - No
  1. Introduction to Phonetics
  2. English Consonants
  3. English Vowels
  4. Introduction to Phonology
  5. The English Syllable
  6. Word Stress
  7. Connected Speech
  8. English Intonations
  9. Functions of Intonations
  10. Variation in English Accents

Coursework 1 - 30%
Coursework 2 -30%
Quiz - 10%
Report - 30%

Credit Transfer: 
Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in English Phonetics and Phonology (BEd), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):
  1. Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Continuing Education: 
Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of Education (Honours) programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):
  1. Master of Education by Research
  2. Master of Education by Coursework
Career Opportunities: 

School leavers who want to get a head start before joining an academic programme or a working adults who want to upskill or learn a specific skill; work with rapidly changing technology; and/or acquire specialised skills sought after by employers.