Listening & Accent Reduction
Through interactive pronunciation exercises, students practice creating the correct sounds and discover ways to improve in their ability to speak English clearly with a more natural pace and flow.
The objective of this 4-week course is to focus on two key 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 4 just weeks.
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
- Class 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
- 2018 Program Dates: Jan 2 – Jan 26, Apr 2 – Apr 27, Sep 4 – Sep 28
Can be combined with another class to create a full-time program (30 hours/week).