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Thu 11 Jun 2020
10:00 - 15:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


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Voice and Pronunciation for Non-native English Speakers

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Description


Is English not your first language?

Would you like to incorporate Standard English pronunciation into your everyday speech?

This course will look at the differences and similarities between your natural accent and that of Standard English. It will help to maintain positive aspects of your natural accent whilst enabling you to be easily understood by native English speakers.

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom.

Target audience
  • University staff
  • Further details regarding CCTL's eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites

This course will be facilitated online via Zoom, so please ensure you can have access.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 11 Jun   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Online Stewart Theobald
2 Thu 11 Jun   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Online Stewart Theobald
Aims
  • to be aware of how and why we sound the way we do
  • to have improved rhythm, inflection and vowel pronunciation
  • to be aware of Standard English vowel sounds
  • to be familiar with exercises for relaxation, breathing and resonance placement
  • to understand phonetic symbols and sounds
Duration

This course will be provided in two sessions with a scheduled break inbetween, as follows:

Morning session: 10:00-12:00
Scheduled break: 12:00-13:00
Afternoon session: 13:00-15:00

All participants are expected to attend both online sessions


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