Information and Booking

Tutor: Stewart Theobald - Independent Consultant
Cost: Internal no charge.
Duration: 0.5 day (13:00 - 17:00)

Dates: 
2020:
16 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.