Learn to speak English clearly
This course helps students with accent reduction, clear speaking and listening comprehension, thereby improving their overall communication skills. It is an intensive program that uses a variety of interactive pronunciation and listening exercises to help students reduce their accents and enhance discrete listening skills.
The objective of this four-week Listening and Accent Reduction English course in Vancouver is to focus on two essential elements of language acquisition: listening and pronunciation. A comprehensive overview of the English sound system combined with specific listening activities aids in the development of clear speech and discrete listening skills thus improving overall communication skills.
A first and last day assessment help students see how much they can progress in just four weeks.
During the course you will learn:
Week 1 | Phonetic Symbols and Sounds/ Dictation
Week 2 | Voiced and Voiceless Sounds/ CBC news Podcasts
Week 3 | Reduced Speech/ TED Talks
Week 4 | Linking and Natural Speech patterns/ CBC news Podcasts
Course focus | Accent reduction, Speaking Accuracy, Listening skills, Vocabulary building
Hours per week | 15 hours
Language levels | Intermediate, Advanced
Maximum class size | 16 students (Average: 14 students)
Duration | 4 weeks
Start Dates| January, April, September
Can be combined with another class to create a full-time program (30 hours/week).