Say It Clearly!

Are you ever misunderstood by your colleagues or clients? Do you find it difficult to pronounce certain words? Would you like to speak more clearly and fluently?

This workshop looks at all aspects of Standard English pronunciation, with a particular focus on problem areas for Singaporean speakers. You will take part in a variety of pronunciation activities, such as using the British Council’s interactive phonemic chart and analysing recordings of your voice.

This workshop is for you if…

You would like to speak more clearly and be easily understood by others.

Outcomes

After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • know the standard pronunciation of commonly mispronounced words
  • speak with improved clarity and fluency
  • be more easily understood by others

Workshop Outline

Pronunciation and you

  • Words at work
  • Your pronunciation strengths and areas to improve

Sounds and Spelling

  • Introducing the phonemic alphabet
  • Spelling and speaking

Vowel Sounds

  • Short and long vowel sounds
  • Two problem sounds for Singaporeans 
  • Producing diphthongs (double vowels)
  • Confusing pairs of words

CONSONANTS

  • Voiced and unvoiced consonants
  • Voicing practice - problem consonants
  • Consonant clusters
  • Past tense -ed endings

Stress

  • Syllables and word stress
  • Weak sounds: un-stressed syllables
  • Using sentence stress

Pace, pausing and intonation

  • Effective pacing and pausing
  • Using intonation to create interest
  • Intonation, stress and meaning

Delivery

  • Relaxing and projecting your voice 
  • Developing clearer speech

Bringing it all together

  • Giving your final talk
  • Writing a personal action plan

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2020
February 27-28 May 11-12 August 6-7 October 26-27

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Course Fees: S$954.44 (including GST)