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Accent Reduction: Speak English with Clarity and Confidence

Online /
Oct 18 - 22, 2021 /
Course Code: 0439-WEB21

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

This course is offered in partnership with:
Speech Science

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Speak English with clear, correct consonant and vowel sounds
  • Improve your listening sills - hear the difference between sounds- and also hear the difference between the sounds you are currently using the correct sounds of English.
  • Speak with fluency - using the correct flow of English words and sentences.
  • Use intonation to get your point across confidently to your listeners
  • Participate in meetings, presentations and social conversations with clarity and confidence.

Description
You will learn and practice the most important skills of pronunciation, fluency and intonation, so that you can speak English clearly and confidently. The goal of this program is not necessarily to lose your accent - you can be proud of your accent- it shows that you are bilingual - or trilingual!

The goal of this program is to help you speak English so that people understand you the first time you speak and can appreciate the full value of your ideas.

We start with an assessment of your pronunciation- this will provide a roadmap of the specific areas you need to improve and will also serve as a measuring tool to ensure that you improve by the end of the course.

We will go through the areas of pronunciation, rhythm. Flow and tone one by one to ensure that you are able to make the necessary changes. You will receive feedback to ensure improvement for each skill.

The methods we use are based on the science of Speech Pathology. That is we will teach you not only pronunciation, but also muscle memory and auditory memory - to help you keep your skills after the course.

Each participant will receive excellent take home practice materials for continuous practice and improvement.

Teaching Style - Interactive, with feedback.

Who Should Attend
Anyone who speaks English as a foreign language.

You Will Receive

  • A written assessment of your skills at the start and end of the course. This document will demonstrate and measure your improvement from the beginning to the end of the course.
  • Excellent audio and video practice materials - for continuous improvement after the course.
  • A Certificate of Completion.
More Information

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

Browser:
IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Browser:
Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

iOS
OS: iOS 8 or newer

Android
OS: Android 4.0 or higher

Syllabus

Day 1

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Overview of the Course and how you can get the best result
  • Initial assessment for feedback and skills measurement
  • Learn the BASIC pronunciation of most important consonant sounds of North American English
  • Practice your new speaking skills in reading and conversation
  • Feedback and participation throughout the lesson
  • Review of the most effective methods of practice for best results - participants will receive excellent take home practice materials as well as a video of this lesson.
  • Q and A

Day 2

  • Welcome, review, Q and A
  • Learn and practice the ADVANCED pronunciation of most important consonant sounds of North American English
  • Practice your new speaking skills in reading and conversation
  • Feedback and participation throughout the lesson
  • Review of the most effective methods of practice for best results - participants will receive excellent take home practice materials as well as a video of this lesson.

Day 3

  • Warm up and review
  • Learn the BASIC AND ADVANCED pronunciation of the vowel sounds of North American English
  • Improve your listening skills
  • Practice your new speaking skills in reading and conversation
  • Feedback and participation throughout the lesson
  • Review of the most effective methods of practice for best results -- participants will receive excellent take home practice materials as well as a video of this lesson.
  • Q and A

Day 4

  • Warm up and review
  • Learn the RHYTHM AND FLOW OF WORDS
  • Practice the flow of words in reading and conversation
  • Feedback and participation throughout the lesson
  • Review of the most effective methods of practice for best results -- participants will receive excellent take home practice materials as well as a video of this lesson.
  • Q and A

Day 5

  • Warm up and review
  • Learn the FLOW AND INTONATION OF ENGLISH SENTENCES
  • Practice the best flow and intonation patterns to get your point across accurately, in reading and conversations
  • Feedback and participation throughout the lesson
  • Review of the most effective methods of practice for best results -- participants will receive excellent take home practice materials as well as a video of this lesson.
  • Q and A

Final assessments and skills measurement to show your improvement

Instructor

Bonnie Gross

Bonnie Gross BA, DSPA, President SpeechScience Inc.

Combining Speech Pathology and Media Arts, Bonnie has created innovative speaking skills programs with outstanding, measurable results for the past 25 years.

• President, SpeechScience International Inc. (current)

• Former President of the Ontario Speech and Hearing Association.

• Creator and head of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Toronto's Scarborough General Hospital for 15 years.

• Award recipient - Honours of the Ontario Association of Speech-language Pathology and Audiology for outstanding contribution to the profession.

• Award recipient – Ethnicity – Programming Excellence Award.- A weekly TV show highlighting ethnic issues in the news in Canada.

• Award recipient – Readers Choice Award- Toronto Star – for Best Speech services in Toronto - 2019

• Leadership Speaking Mastery, Accent Reduction, Executive Voice and Speaking skills, Public Speaking, Presence and Charisma courses delivered to – Fortune 500 companies, Schulich, and Ivey Schools of Business, United Nations- New York, and many private clients including Executives, rising Business people, actors and singers.



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Fee & Credits

$1125 + taxes

  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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