Say It Clearly!

Are you ever misunderstood by your colleagues and clients? Do you struggle to pronounce certain words?  This enlightening 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 making recordings of your voice.  Feedback on your strengths and areas for development will ensure that you immediately improve your pronunciation.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to speak more clearly and be understood by others.

Benefits

• Know the standard pronunciation of commonly mispronounced words

• Improve the clarity and fluency of your speech

• Be easily understood by others

Course Outline

Sounds and Spelling

• The phonemic alphabet

• Phonemic spelling

Vowel Sounds

• Long vowels 

• Short vowels 

• Double vowels or diphthongs

CONSONANTS

• Voiced and unvoiced consonants

• Problem consonants

• Consonant clusters

Stress

• Syllables and word stress

• Weak sounds: un-stressed syllables

• Sentence stress

Pace, Pausing and Intonation

• Sounding polite

• Intonation and meaning

Delivery

• Controlling your voice 

• Projecting your voice

• Developing clearer speech

Linking

• Consonant-vowel linking

• Vowel-vowel linking

• Achieving fluency

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2017
October 26-27 November 23-24 December 7-8
Public Training Dates 2018
January 25-26 March 26-27 May 24-25 June 28-29
July 19-20 August 23-24 September 6-7 October 15-16
November 15-16 December 6-7    

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Length: 2 days

Maximum group size: 16

Course Fees: $908.43 (including GST)