The Sound of English II™: Relearning English Pronunciation
This 2-day intensive programme will help participants to dramatically improve their English pronunciation by highlighting and correcting a number of common errors typically committed by Malaysian speakers of English.
This programme focuses on practical exercises. Participants will select and read a short story and be recorded. Subsequently, they will be taken through several key areas where special attention needs to be paid (the common errors). The reading exercise is repeated at intervals. Towards the end of the programme, the participants will be given a chance to ask about the pronunciation of additional words that they are uncertain of. Finally, they will read the short story and be recorded again. A comparison of the “before” and “after” videos will show the positive impact of using correct pronunciation.
|The importance of correct English pronunciation, the problem with Malaysian pronunciation, what is Received Pronunciation, how to read the International Phonetic Alphabet, recorded reading|
Plosive Sounds I
|Pronounce b, d, g, k, p and t with a puff of air, reading exercise|
Plosive Sounds II
|Combinations of plosive sounds in root words and past tense, reading exercise|
|Learn the most common sound in the English language, reading exercise|
Th, v, z
|Distinguish these sounds from t, w/f and s respectively, reading exercise|
Long Vowels & Diphthongs, Phrasing
|Distinguish long and short vowel sounds, speak in phrases rather than word by word, reading exercise|
|Participants may ask about the pronunciation other words that they are uncertain of|
The Way Forward
|Recorded reading, comparison of "before" and "after" videos, tips for further training and improvement|