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Wed 13 Jan, Wed 20 Jan, ... Wed 24 Feb 2016
11:15 - 13:15

Venue: Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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English: Speaking Skills: Pronunciation Skills

Wed 13 Jan, Wed 20 Jan, ... Wed 24 Feb 2016

Description

This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their Pronunciation skills. Each week 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.

  • NB. Please read ATTENDANCE section below before signing up for this course.
Target audience
  • Non-native MPhil by Research and PhD students plus Postdocs from the Department of Engineering ONLY
  • No other students, members of staff or visiting scholars are eligible for this course. If you are not eligible, please do not sign up, as your name will be deleted from the list without further notice. Instead, please email Nicola Cavaleri (nch23@cam.ac.uk) to enquire about possible special arrangements.
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites
  • Non-native MPhil by Research and PhD students plus Postdocs from the Department of Engineering ONLY
Sessions

Number of sessions: 7

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 13 Jan 2016   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Sheila Dodds
2 Wed 20 Jan 2016   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Sheila Dodds
3 Wed 27 Jan 2016   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Sheila Dodds
4 Wed 3 Feb 2016   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Sheila Dodds
5 Wed 10 Feb 2016   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Sheila Dodds
6 Wed 17 Feb 2016   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Sheila Dodds
7 Wed 24 Feb 2016   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Sheila Dodds
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
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
Format

Class work and individual study

ATTENDANCE

Signing up for a course requires commitment for the full course. If you fail to attend the first workshop of the course and do not email your reason for not attending, your name will be removed from the attendance list without notice to make space for those on the waiting list.

Duration

Seven sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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Theme
English

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