Provides practice for non-native speakers in American English pronunciation as it relates to basic patterns of spelling. Techniques from phonetics and phonics help students master "exceptions" or words with irregular spelling and/or pronunciation. Students apply understanding of sounds, rhythm, intonation, spelling of syllables, and spelling rules in creative practice for people with diverse learning styles. All GCC ESOL classes are available as Blended classes. This is the non-credit option of ESL 117. Please call (413) 775-1226 for information about level.