Accurate pronunciation patterns affect your ability to be understood, especially when making presentations and in discussions with professors and colleagues. This workshop reviews the features of American English pronunciation essential to academic speaking and presentation. Drawing from selected speaking prompts and online videos, you will practice the features of academic speaking through in-class discussions and short presentations. Throughout the workshop, you will gradually refine speaking and presentation skills to communicate confidently and comprehensibly during formal presentations and with professionals in your field of study.
This course is available to non-native speakers of English, studying in an American university at the graduate or undergraduate level.
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Review the American English pronunciation features that are essential to academic speaking and presentation. Drawing from sample speaking prompts and online videos, you will:
- Practice academic speaking through in class discussions and short presentations
- Refine your speaking and formal presentation skills
- Learn to communicate confidently in discussions with professors and professionals in your field of study
To “brush–up” means to refresh your memory and improve on a skill. The Academic English Skills Brush-Up Workshops will provide vital review and practice with the language skills essential for university success, and needed by so many undergraduate and graduate students whose native language is not English. At the beginning of the workshop, you may find that you are familiar with the skills covered, but the review will help you use those skills more accurately and confidently.