Information and Booking

Trainer: Stewart Theobald - Independent Consultant
Cost: Internal no charge.
External £120.00
Duration: 0.5 day (13:00 - 17:00)


Dates: 
2018:
07 March

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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.

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.
For this programme, you can request to be added to our waiting list if the programme dates are listed as "fully booked".