This course aims at getting students ready to appreciate the core phonology course (BBN-ANG-241/242), by introducing the basic ingredients of phonetics, phonology, English orthography, and English accents.
Warning: the course is changed at several points from what it looked like in previous terms!
The only requirement is taking the examination. Past experience has shown that taking the examination is a lot more easier for those who attend the lectures. It may prove useful to check the course's web site for details: http://seas3.elte.hu/foundations.
Assessment is based on the results of a written examination at the end of the term.