This is the complete course in PESL methodology and procedures.

The Compton PESL program is a research-based method of teaching non-native and regional American English speakers how to produce the pronunciation and intonation patterns of American English as it is spoken by most English speakers in the United States. It is a highly-structured approach and prepares instructors to offer instructional programs which enable clients to achieve personal and professional goals.

This certification course will provide you with a thorough training in the design and application of a systematic approach to clearer, more accurate pronunciation of American English. At the completion of this training activity, you will be able to design a customized PESL course for any individual who speaks American English that is significantly influenced by the phonological and supra-segmental patterns of another language, or by the patterns and influences of a regional North American dialect. You will also be able to conduct training sessions for individuals or small groups, analyze and interpret pronunciation patterns, provide measurable rates of change and improvement, and create or expand a business offering by marketing your training services. Students of this course will be introduced to traditional face-to-face training methods as well as internet-based options for assessment, service delivery, and progress tracking.

Module 1 Concepts and Preparation
Unit 1 PESL 1.1 The Role of the PESL Instructor
Unit 2 PESL 1.2 The 8 Rules of the PESL System
Unit 3 PESL 1.3 Two Approaches: Traditional and Web-Based
Module 2 Assessment Procedures
Unit 1 PESL 2.1: Introduction to Module 2
Unit 2 PESL 2.2: The Assessment Interview
Unit 3 PESL 2.3: Transcribing With the IPA
Unit 4 PESL 2.4: Transcription Practice
Unit 5 PESL 2.5: Digital Recording Options
Unit 6 PESL 2.6: Web-based Transcription Tools
Unit 7 PESL 2.7: Analyzing the Transcription
Unit 8 PESL 2.8: Pattern Analysis
Unit 9 PESL 2.9: Phoneme Target Selection
Unit 10 PESL 2.10: Small Group Preparation - The Class Summary Report (Group Prep Step 1)
Unit 11 PESL 2.11: Small Group Preparation - The Sounds-in-Common Report (Group Prep Step 2)
Unit 12 PESL 2.12: Small Group Preparation - The Master Plan (Group Prep Step 3)
Unit 13 PESL 2.13: Preparing For Session 1
Module 3 Instructional Methods and Training
Unit 1 PESL 3.1: Conducting Your First Session
Unit 2 PESL 3.2: Orientation - Session 1, Part 1
Unit 3 PESL 3.3: Phoneme Target #1 - Session 1, Part 2
Unit 4 PESL 3.4: Client Practice (Session 1, Part 3)
Unit 5 PESL 3.5: Review
Unit 6 PESL 3.6: The 13-Week Agenda
Unit 7 PESL 3.7: The Complete Word Production Strategy (Client Session 4)
Unit 8 PESL 3.8: The Voice Projection Strategy - Client Session 6
Unit 9 PESL 3.9: Client Session 7 - Check-in and Review
Unit 10 PESL 3.10: Accuracy in Reading
Unit 11 PESL 3.11: Common Sentences & Phrases
Unit 12 PESL 3.12: Short Topics and Role Play Discussions
Unit 13 PESL 3.13: Final Consonant Clusters
Unit 14 PESL 3.14: The Three-Minute Presentation
Unit 15 PESL 3.15: The Follow-Up Assessment
Unit 16 PESL 3.16: The Certification Exam
Unit 17 PESL 3.17: Continuing Education Activity Reporting & Certificate Generation