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.

Key areas

  • 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.