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GPLT321 - English Pronunciation Practice 4-week Intensive

In this 4-week workshop, students will dive deeper into elements of word stress, intonation, challenging sounds specific to their speech, and receive one-on-one coaching. Drawing from and building upon the 2-part Speaking With Skill pronunciation work-shop, students will have the chance to practice and work on speech for presentations, lectures, job interviews, etc… in a supportive and intensive format. This workshop will allow you to focus on your specific pronunciation needs and help you to apply what you learn to your real-life contexts.

It is required to have already taken the English Pronunciation 2-week pronunciation basics workshop and have a general knowledge of English pronunciation. Each week, there will be a pronunciation focus at the start of the class. Students will have the opportunity to receive private coaching with group participation. Perfect your presentation, feel confident in your job interviews, and speak more fluently!

NOTE: This is a four part workshop. It is mandatory for students to attend the four sessions.
NOTE 2: Students must have taken GPLT319 - Speaking with Skill: English pronunciation and conversation before taking this workshop.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, students will:
1. Gain a deeper understanding of the English sound system and how it relates to their personal pronunciation and comprehensibility
2. Walk away with a personalized step by step strategy on how to approach their specific pronunciation challenges in interviews, presentations, and lectures
3. Have a comprehensive road map on the top ten things to look out for when approaching English speaking, as well as how to approach word-stress (one of the biggest pitfalls in English comprehensibility)
4. Perfect their pronunciation for their personal projects (interview, presentation, thesis defense, lecture)

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.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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