Engineering Language Unit

English speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills

Provided by: ELU

Thu 16 Jan, Thu 23 Jan, ... Thu 20 Feb 2014  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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Description: This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students and Post Docs in the Engineering Department who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. There will be an introduction to an aspect of English Pronunciation with an opportunity to practise, both on your own, in pairs, in groups and to work with the teacher

Target audience:

  • Non-native PhD and Postdoc, MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering ONLY
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Seven sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 6

Date Time Venue Trainer
Thu 16 Jan 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 23 Jan 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 30 Jan 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 6 Feb 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 13 Feb 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 20 Feb 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds

Format: Class work and individual study

Frequency: Yearly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be a Non-native speaker

Aims:

  • To improve pronunciation skills and the use of stress, rhythm and intonation patterns
  • To develop clarity and fluency in a variety of situations
  • To develop your awareness of your pronunciation strengths and weaknesses

Topics covered:

  • Pronunciation of sound combinations
  • Pronunciation of sound combinations
  • Patterns of stress in words, phrases and sentences
  • Intonation at the discourse level, e.g. in spoken dialogues

Syllabus: Course syllabus is available

Related courses:

Theme: English