MRes Speech, Langugage & Cognition
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IPA Examination Strand
12 - 27 August 2013
the IPA strand of the course, we prepare participants for the
International Phonetic Association’s Certificate Examination in English
Phonetics. Students follow the same lecture programme as the rest of the course, but have specialized practical groups and ear-training, and remain on campus for a further weekend, taking the examination in the following week. The 2013 examination will be held on Tuesday 27 August (because Monday 26 August is a public holiday in the UK).
For details of the content of the examination, and for sample questions and answers, click here.
It is important to understand that experience as a teacher of English, and familiarity with the (relatively few) IPA symbols commonly used to represent English sounds will NOT equip you to take this examination successfully. Understanding is also required of general phonetic theory, and you will normally need to have followed one or more courses on phonetics at an advanced level, or to have undertaken a serious programme of independent study.
be admitted to this strand you must already have a good knowledge of
the subject, so that you have a reasonable expectation of succeeding in
the examination after two weeks’ dedicated study. We ask you to
demonstrate this by taking a test, at home, in your own time. To
request a copy of the test materials contact us
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