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Thu 18 Jan, Thu 25 Jan, ... Thu 1 Mar 2018
11:15 - 13:15

Venue: Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English: Speaking Skills: Pronunciation Skills

Thu 18 Jan, Thu 25 Jan, ... Thu 1 Mar 2018

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 opportunities to practise, both individually and in groups, and also 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 Thu 18 Jan   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
2 Thu 25 Jan   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
3 Thu 1 Feb   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
4 Thu 8 Feb   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
5 Thu 15 Feb   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
6 Thu 22 Feb   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
7 Thu 1 Mar   11:15 - 13:15 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
Topics covered
  • Pronunciation of sound combinations
  • Pronunciation of word combinations
  • 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

Sign up for a course requires commitment for the full course. If you fail to attend the first workshop of the course and 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

Theme
English

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