Course: Contrastive Phonetics

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Course title Contrastive Phonetics
Course code KCJ/KOFN
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction German
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Beníšková Bianca, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Word stress. Phonetic alphabet. Phonetic terminology. Sentence stress and pauses. Rhythm and melody. A - vowels. E - vowels. I - vowels. Ö mutation. Ü mutation. Fricatives. Consonant R.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Demonstration
  • unspecified - 24 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 50 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will master, theoretically and practically the rules of correct German pronunciation and intonation. Students will be introduced to phonetics and related terminology. Attention will be paid to comparison of the Czech and German phonology system and also to exercises practising correct German pronunciation. Listening exercises with authentic recordings will be a part of the course as well.
Students will manage correct German pronounciation.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Recommended literature
  • HIRSCHFELD, U., REINKE, K.,STOCK, E. (Hrsg). Phonothek intensiv, Aussprachetraining.. Leipzig, Berlin, München, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy German for Business (2013) Philological sciences 1 Winter