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Instructor-led course

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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Wed 27 Jan 2021


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CLIC: Speaking skills: Pronunciation Skills


Description

This online course is geared towards 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.

The Lent term online pronunciation course will consist of a mix of teacher input and small group supervisions. We will cover the main aspects of pronunciation for one hour each week (Wednesdays 11.15 -12.15), and then reconvene for further practice in small groups of three (30 minutes per group), on either Wednesday or Thursday mornings.

Times / groups for this practice will be arranged in class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Sheila Dodds (smd48).

  • NB. Please read the Attendance section below before signing up for this course.
Target audience

This course is designed for non-native English speakers from the Department of Engineering.

Eligibility

  • Staff and students from Cambridge University Engineering Department ONLY
  • Further details regarding CLIC's eligibility criteria are available here
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

Signing 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

Themes

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