Fees: Standard £ 170 Conc £No conc. Full £170
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Practical activities to improve pronunciation start with an introduction to the phonemic script. Within two sessions, students will be able to read phonemic symbols and use dictionaries to help with Standard English pronunciation. Students will be given exposure to natural English pronunciation including native and non-native accents. Students will be encouraged to record themselves and identify their own pronunciation problems and given an opportunity to correct them. The course will also explore the use of non verbal cues essential to good communication.
This 30-hour course is for anyone whose first language is not English and who wishes to improve their English pronunciation skills. If you wish to soften your accent and begin to sound more like a native speaker then this is the course for you. It is intended for those who have the time (2 hours per week) and commitment to attend all of the classes and complete homework tasks. Please note that this is not a course for those interested in improving their English grammar.
A minimum intermediate level of English and the ability to read and write in European script.
The course will be based on a careful needs analysis: the tutor will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the class and plan the lessons accordingly. By the end, students will have improved their English pronunciation including stress and intonation.
The course is taught over 15 weeks. Students attend for 2 hours each week. Classes will include a combination of whole class teaching, group and pair work. Methods include: discussion, role-play, drills and games. Teaching methods include lexical and task-based approaches.
At least one hour of homework each week, including listening to the radio, watching TV and films.
Formative and summative assessments as well as self-checking, worksheets, self and peer assessment and individual consultation with class tutor.
Enrol on a Skills for Life or other course at the Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS), Further Education (FE) training or referral to job brokerage schemes or work.
There is a course fee of £142 which must be paid in full before the start of the course. There are no concessionary rates. Students need to bring their own A4 lined paper or a notebook, a folder and a pen.
The class tutor is available to offer guidance and support throughout the course. Education and Training advice is also available through the on-site Information, Advice and Guidance service. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the ALSS prospectus or from teaching or reception staff.