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Mon Feb 16 2015

Summer Schools: English Pronunciation: A Contemporary Approach / London, United Kingdom

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Date: 12-Feb-2015
From: CPD PaLS <>
Subject: English Pronunciation: A Contemporary Approach / London, United Kingdom
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English Pronunciation: A Contemporary Approach / London, United Kingdom

Host Institution: University College London
Coordinating Institution: University College London

Dates: 11-May-2015 - 14-May-2015
Location: London, United Kingdom

Focus: The aims of the course are:

- to outline the sound system of contemporary English (vowels, consonants, stress and intonation), focusing primarily on Standard British and also with reference to General American,

- to give structured practical feedback on each participant’s pronunciation (within the group setting), so that participants have a program for continuing practice after the course.

Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

This is a practically-based course for those who want to pronounce English more natively. It will be useful for those who use English in their professional work. It will also be beneficial to academics, teacher trainers and educators at all levels (preschool, primary, secondary, vocational, adult) including non-teaching staff such as administrators, career advisors and

No technical knowledge of phonetics is required, as all concepts and symbols will be explained as part of the course.

The course will also:

- include new developments in English, with discussion of both phonetic and social-cultural factors which have shaped the contemporary language,

- explore informational packaging in English, which can enhance effective communication, teaching and presentation-giving,

- involve interactive participation, giving students the opportunity to improve their language skills and confidence,

- provide those participants who teach with ideas and resources for English pronunciation teaching, including use of the internet. Methodological debate and discussion will be encouraged.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Languages: English

Tuition: 350 GBP

Registration: 12-Feb-2015 to 11-May-2015

Contact Person: CPD PaLS
Phone: 02076794204
Fax: 02076794010

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Please complete and return the following application form:

Page Updated: 16-Feb-2015