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English Pronunciation Lab for Chinese PhDs PDEngs & Staff

COURSE CONTENT AND GOALS

You have already been working on your English speaking skills and your pronunciation in particular. Still, at times, your (fellow) students and/or colleagues may look a little confused when you talk to them in English. Therefore, you may feel somewhat uncomfortable speaking up. Taking part in the Pronunciation Lab 1:1 coaching sessions via MS Teams will give you just the boost you need!

The weekly 1-hour Pronunciation Lab sessions will help you to

  • speak more freely
  • express yourself more easily
  • communicate more efficiently
  • feel more relaxed while speaking

Taking up Pronunciation Lab (PL) lessons is your next step towards becoming the confident, accurate and fluent speaker of English you have always wanted to be.

COURSE PREPARATION AND INITIAL ASSESSMENT

To get the most out of your PL coaching you will 

  • complete a flowchart about your English speaking skills
  • record yourself on your phone
    - stating your PL goals
    - reading out loud some of your academic key words

Your pronunciation coach will assess your flowchart and recordings carefully and personally feed you back on them. Upon completing your PL coaching she will advise you on how to continue.

COURSE COMMITMENT AND TIME INVESTMENT

You will follow the PELI approach and will be

  • Participating            in a personalised training course,
  • Enjoying yourself    improving your English pronunciation
  • Learning                  by
  • Implementing          and integrating your new skills.              

You can register for any number of 1-hour coaching sessions up to a maximum of 5 by selecting the timeslots that suit you.

Doing engaging, tailor-made self-study activities (approx. 2 hours per week) will bring you closer to achieving your own individual English pronunciation goals.

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Course code

    PL-

  • Programme is for

    Chinese PhDs/PDEngs, Chinese UT staff and non-UT participants who wish to refresh and upgrade their English pronunciation skills in and outside academia

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Available time slots:
    Tuesdays - 9.30-10.30am
    Wednesdays - 9.30-10.30am
    Thursdays - 11.30am-12.30pm |
                        2-3pm | 4-5pm

  • Location

    Microsoft Teams

  • ECTS

    The course study load is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS

  • Course fee

    UT-employees: €590
    Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number. 
    Non-UT (external): €775,00 

  • Trainers

    Marieke van der Meer, The English Pronunciation Coach

  • Course materials

    To be shared via Microsoft Teams / on Canvas

  • Requirements

    Chinese PhDs, PDEngs and UT staff

Further Information
Marieke van der Meer
The English Pronunciation Coach
+31626935161 * WeChat ID: pronunciationcoach
 m.i.vandermeer@utwente.nl
UT Language Centre
Support Office
053 - 4892040
 utlc@utwente.nl
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