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.

Outcomes

After taking this workshop, you should be better 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
  • Introducing the phonemic chart
  • Spelling and speaking

Vowel sounds

  • Short and long vowel sounds
  • Problem sounds for Singaporeans 
  • Producing diphthongs (double vowels)

Consonants

  • Voiced and unvoiced 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
  • Giving your final talk

Who should attend?

This workshop is for you if …

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

Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Full-day workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public training dates 2024/2025
29-30 July  25-26 November 2024

Prefer to join a part-time course?

This workshop can also be delivered part-time on weekdays and weekends focused on skills and English language for working professionals over 10 or 20 weeks.

  • Length: 14 hours
  • Workshop fee: S$900.00 (subjected to prevailing GST)
  • Venue: Toa Payoh Centre