UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


SCEP for Teachers


Read interviews with teachers of English who have benefited from SCEP

SCEP has always attracted teachers of English, both non-natives and English native speakers. Many teachers lack confidence in teaching pronunciation. The technical and practical grounding in English Phonetics which SCEP provides is an indispensable foundation for understanding and improving the pronunciation of your students. 

  • The main lectures cover the sound system of English, with particular attention to articulation and transcription. This includes the patterns and communicative functions of English intonation. The reference accent for SCEP is the contemporary British accent known variously as Standard Southern British, General British or BBC English.
  • Small-group classes give practice in making the sounds covered in the lectures, using 'mirror work' and other techniques. Your articulatory awareness is developed, and you can observe tutors detecting and correcting non-natives' pronunciation.
  • Ear-training classes develop the perceptual and transcribing skills which are crucial for error analysis in teaching.

SCEP is always a very sociable course! VSCEP includes online rooms where you can exchange ideas and make friends.