Centre for Continuing Education

English Pronunciation Course for Overseas-Born Professionals

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It’s surprising and sometimes discouraging how often we are judged by the way we speak. Overseas-born professionals can find it difficult to have their skills recognised in a new environment because of the way their accent is interpreted. Through interactive workshops focusing on speech sounds, intonation and social context, you’ll identify your own trouble spots and learn techniques to reinforce your professional capabilities.

Content

Introduction to the various elements of pronunciation and discussion of individual needs and objectives

  • What is pronunciation?
  • Individual needs and objectives
  • Phonemes and sounds in isolation – consonants

Intonation: Rising and falling speech patterns and inflection

  • Voice and vocal quality
  • Summary of the group’s needs and objectives
  • Intonation: rising and falling speech patterns
  • Intonation: inflection
  • Sounds in isolation – consonants

Rhythm – word and sentence stress

  • Understanding syllables and syllable stress
  • Word and sentence Stress
  • Rhythm
  • Sounds in isolation – consonants

Linking in connected speech

  • Connected speech: linking and sound mergers
  • Sounds in isolation – consonants

Vowels – monophthongs

  • Volume
  • Australian voices
  • Chunking
  • Sounds in isolation – vowels (monophthongs)

Vowels – diphthongs

  • Sounds in isolation – vowels (diphthongs)
  • Summing it all up
  • Suggestions for self-study

Outcomes

Participants will have a personal awareness of their usage and pronunciation so that they can continue to address accent reduction and refinement.

Suitable for

Suitable for advanced second-language English speakers who have a high level vocabulary and grammar knowledge. This does not provide instruction in grammar, writing, spelling or comprehension.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • Due to the difficult theme that was taught I consider the quality of the class was outstanding. The tutor was able to cope with the challenge of keeping the class engaged in the topic, which was fundamental for our better understanding about the topics that we were studying. For sure I will recommend this course to my friends because I know that it will live up to their expectations.

  • The tutor stood out with not only knowledge, but understanding the difficulties of the language for foreigners.

  • This course is very good for overseas born professionals and I would strongly recommend the University of Sydney.

  • Excellent teacher and curriculum. It was good for me to learn not only pronunciation of single words but also sentences, conjunction and so on.

  • The tutor is very entertaining and friendly – I enjoyed taking their lessons!

  • Thanks to the tutor for always being very aware of the many different cultures and language groups in the class. Even though some of us had very funny accents and were unable to make certain sounds, the situations were managed well so that we all felt comfortable and not embarrassed.

  • Great class, great teacher, extremely useful!

$565 Limited inc GST
English Pronunciation Course for Overseas-Born Professionals

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$565 Limited inc GST
English Pronunciation Course for Overseas-Born Professionals

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$565 Limited inc GST
English Pronunciation Course for Overseas-Born Professionals

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$565 Limited inc GST
English Pronunciation Course for Overseas-Born Professionals

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$565 Limited inc GST
English Pronunciation Course for Overseas-Born Professionals

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$565 Limited inc GST
English Pronunciation Course for Overseas-Born Professionals

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