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GPLT319 - Speaking with Skill: English pronunciation and conversation

Have you ever been misunderstood while speaking English? Drawing from pronunciation research and theatrical voice and speech, this workshop will present simple and effective adjustments that can be implemented into every day conversation.

More specifically, the workshop will cover the three major aspects of speech that affect English pronunciation: how we perceive sound and differences between English and our first language, pronunciation tools that we can implement into every day speech, and vocal practice techniques to utilize after the workshop has ended.

NOTE: This is a two part workshop. It is mandatory for students to attend both sessions. For the webinar version of this workshop, web camera and microphone capabilities are necessary

Learning Objectives



At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Perceive the English sound system with greater ease
2. Understand stress, intonation, and connected speech constraints
3. Have a clear set of tools in the form of adjustments that can be implemented into any presentation, class, or practiced for every day speech
4. Know how to apply these tools to analysing future texts, speeches, or presentations and practice them in spontaneous conversation


Leaders Information



This workshop will be led by Suzanne Cerreta,

Suzanne is a professional actress and applied linguist who has voiced many national commercials, audiobooks, and films. She has taken her experience in performance and research in linguistics into pronunciation and English instruction presenting workshops for actors, the English Montreal School Board, and 2nd language English speakers. Suzanne has been the accent and dialect coach for many and productions in NYC, including the off-Broadway production of Around the World in 80 Days and actors in Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, etc… She is also one of the voices on Culips, an ESL podcast on iTunes. Suzanne currently teaches pronunciation classes privately in Montreal, QC.

Schedule

Section 1
September 22-29, 2020, 09:00 - 11:00, Tue
Section 2
October 28 - November 4, 2020, 20:00 - 22:00, Wed

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.
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