The Pronunciation for English Teachers (PET) course aims at giving participants the necessary theoretical background to understand key aspects of English phonology, while also giving teachers practical ideas to teach pronunciation effectively, both face-to-face and online.

The PET is a 12-hour course, and its fifth edition (January/February 2021) will be offered as follows:

  • 100% online via Zoom
  • January 16 to February 13 (Saturdays), from 1 to 3.30 p.m*

*Sessions are recorded and the recordings are available to participants for 7 days (requires a Gmail account)

Course program:

Day 1

  • Phonemic symbols and the phonemic chart
  • Using phonemic symbols in class
  • Commonly mispronounced words

Day 2

  • Manner and place of articulation
  • Word and sentence stress
  • Teaching word and sentence stress
  • Important word endings (-ed, -ous, -ate, among others)

Day 3

  • Features of connected speech 1
  • Teaching connected speech 1
  • Pronunciation and spelling

Day 4

  • Features of connected speech 2
  • Teaching connected speech 2
  • Pronunciation and listening

Day 5

  • Rhythm and intonation
  • Teaching rhythm and intonation
  • Varieties of English pronunciation/Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)

Course materials*:

All worksheets used in the course will be made available for participants via the course’s Google classroom. However, having at least one of the titles below is recommended:

  • Inglês para Professor, by Higor Cavalcante
  • English Phonetics and Phonology, by Peter Roach
  • How to Teach Pronunciation, by Gerald Kelly
  • Pronunciation, by Christiane Dalton & Barbara Seidlhofer
  • Sound Foundations, by Adrian Underhill
  • Teaching Pronunciation, by Marianne Celce-Murcia et al.


R$ 700,00, payable by:

  • bank transfers in two payments (first upon registration; second on February 5, 2021)
  • credit card (in multiple instalments via PagSeguro – fees apply)

*Higor’s current or former CAE, CPE, or CELTA students have a 10% discount.


To register, please visit