EF Certificate in Teaching Pronunciation

EF Certificate in Teaching Pronunciation (Modules 1 -2)

NOTE: We have changed the name of this course to 'Teaching Pronunciation' (from 'Teaching Phonology') to make it clearer that the focus is on teaching learners the sounds of English and helping them to sound clearer and more natural.

Course duration: 5 weeks per module

Group size: Up to 20 participants

Delivery: Online via Motivis

Certification: 20hr EF teacher training certificate, per module (4-5 hours a week for five weeks)

Module 1

This course is for those who are thinking of doing CertTESOL/CELTA in the next year, and/or want to understand the foundation skills of effective pronunciation and phonology teaching.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the organization of the IPA chart

  • Transcribe words into IPA

  • Better understand word stress patterns

  • Use and reflect on a range of activities to explain & practice sounds that your learners struggle with.

  • Help your learners better pronounce challenging English words

Module 1 Assessment: Create a training plan for peers in your center.

Module 2

This course is for those who already have some background in phonology, IPA and teaching the sounds of English. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognize a range of features of connected speech (inc. elision, liaison, assimilation, intrusion)

  • Better understand intonation and sentence stress

  • Use and reflect on a range of activities to explain and practice connected speech, rhythm and intonation with your learners

  • Help your learners sound more fluent and rhythmic in their speech.

Module 2 Assessment: Create a training plan for peers in your center.

How to Apply

Click on 'apply' below to complete the application survey.

You should consider enrolling in this course if you are interested in incorporating phonology in the classroom or for those preparing to take the EF Trinity Certificate or Diploma in TESOL.

"The phonology course helped me to understand more about the aspects of phonology that my learners struggle with. I feel more confident now in my ability to help my learners improve in this area. I also discovered many invaluable resources to use in my lessons. This course is great for anyone who wants to understand more about phonology and how to teach it."

-Katlyn Josway, Kids and Teens Teacher


Have over 6 months experience in ESL

Hold a TEFL qualification

Be willing to spend 5 hours (longer for non-native English speakers) of study time a week on this course for 5 weeks per module

Want to gain a deeper insight into the nature of language


Download the application form above and fill out all sections, including the name of the course (since the same form is used for multiple courses).

Consider why you want to join this course and write about this following the guidelines on the form (250-350 words).