Pronunciation for non-English speakers
Information and Booking
Tutor: Stewart Theobald - Independent Consultant
Cost: Internal no charge.
Duration: 0.5 day (13:00 - 17:00)
What have past participants found most useful?
- The theory of pronunciation, how sounds are made (Postdoc, Life Sciences)
- The trainer, he is really good! (Postdoc, Chemistry)
- Learning about different vowels, stress and inflection in standard English
Who should attend
This half-day course is designed for postdoctoral research staff for whom English is a second language and who wish to improve their speaking clarity and confidence. It will be a practical course looking at the voice issues of the individual, so numbers are limited to 10 per course. By the end of the course participants will have a better understanding of standard English pronunciation and placement that will help them to improve their speaking clarity and teaching impact.
- Physiology - emphasising standard English placement
- Forward resonance - to ensure clear tone
- Articulation - for clarity of speech
- Phonetics - standard English phonetic sounds & symbols
- Pronunciation practise - individual assessment & guidance
- Stress, rhythm and inflection - to deepen understanding of standard English
Visit Imperial’s Centre for Academic English for additional support with pronunciation, speaking and writing.
By the end of the course participants will have a better understanding of standard English pronunciation and placement that will help them to improve their speaking clarity and teaching impact.