ESL 73 Accent Reduction

Provides contextualized practice at the high intermediate/advanced level to improve the speech and intelligibility of nonnative speakers of English.  Focuses on problems of American English pronunciation, unclear individual sounds and positional variants, stress, rhythm and intonation common to speakers of different language backgrounds.  Credits are not applicable toward graduation.  Prerequisite(s): Placement in ES40 or higher or instructor approval.  Lecture 3 hours per week.