Pronunciation Group

Pronunciation Group (NEW): Sounds

This new series provides an opportunity for graduate students with English as an additional language (EAL) to practice their English pronunciation for specific sounds (consonants and vowels). There is no prerequisite for participation. Students can either (1) attend other Levels and then this series, (2) attend this series first, or (3) attend this series concurrently with Level 1. Participants will meet twice a week for 10 sessions to progress through pronunciation activities for consonants and vowels in the textbook Clear Speech by Judy Gilbert.

Participants will be able to use the textbook free of charge within the classroom. However, students who wish to make use of the book outside of the classroom can purchase the book on their own.

There will be no pronunciation classes on Tuesday, October 9, during the Fall break. 

Register here for Pronunciation Group: Sounds

Pronunciation Group Level 1: Words

This series provides an opportunity for graduate students with English as an additional language (EAL) to practice their English pronunciation. In Level 1, participants will meet twice a week for 10 sessions to progress through word-level pronunciation activities in the textbook Clear Speech by Judy Gilbert. Topics include syllables, consonants, vowels and vowel rules, word stress, vowel length and clarity, and word stress patterns.

Participants will be able to use the textbook free of charge within the classroom. However, students who wish to make use of the book outside of the classroom can purchase the book on their own.

There will be no pronunciation classes on Tuesday, October 9, during the Fall break.

Level 2 will begin on October 30 after Level 1 ends.

Register here for Pronunciation Group Level 1: Words.   

Pronunciation Group Level 2: Sentences

Level 2 of Pronunciation Group provides an opportunity for graduate students with English as an additional language (EAL) to practice their English pronunciation. Participants must have attended 7 out of 10 sessions in Level 1 in order to participate in Level 2. Participants will meet twice a week for 10 sessions to progress through sentence-level pronunciation activities in the textbook Clear Speech by Judy Gilbert. Topics include sentence stress, sentence focus, emphasizing content and de-emphasizing structure words, and thought groups.

Participants will be able to use the textbook free of charge within the classroom. However, students who wish to make use of the book outside of the classroom can purchase the book on their own.  

Level 2 begins on October 30 after Level 1 ends.

Register here for Pronunciation Group Level 2: Sentences.

Pronunciation Group Level 3: Dialogues and Expressions

This series continues from Pronunciation Group Levels 1 and 2 which focus on word and sentence stress. Level 3 provides an opportunity for graduate students with English as an additional language (EAL) to practice their English pronunciation and speaking skills for everyday situations. Discussion of context-specific vocabulary and idioms will allow students to create dialogues which will then be reviewed as a group for appropriate language, expressions, pronunciation and sentence stress. Students will then practice the dialogues in class and have access to them at home for further practice.

Please note that the program Talk like an Academic, offered in the Winter semesters, focuses on speaking skills for academic scenarios.

Students must have taken both Level 1 and Level 2 before registering for Level 3.

Registration TBA.