This year we have devised a new system of coaching lessons for Phonetics I. The idea is to provide students with extra practice for transcriptions and dictations, especially in view of a future final exam.
Each class will consist of a self-contained activity (transcription and/or dictation) with the corresponding discussion of mistakes and rules. No theory topics will be taught, since these are meant to be only practice sessions.
The intended audience in the first term are those students who still have Phonetics I as a pending subject and need to sit for final exam in May and July/August and also those students who are taking Phonetics II and need to improve on their transcription and/or dictation skills fom the sound (segmental) perspective. Notice, though, that no suprasegmental information (intonation, nucleus) will be covered.
In the second term, first year students can join in, in view of their own term tests and final exams.
Prof. Francisco Zabala will be in charge of these practice sessions every Thursday from 16:50 to 18:00 as from April 16th. No enrollment will be necessary for the time being. In a few days we will be uploading a calendar of activities (transcriptions) for each meeting so that you can come to the session with the text already transcribed.