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Minimum 8 and maximum 15 participants
Qualified teacher of English as a foreign Language
Provided by the TCP Language
PhD candidates and UT staff with Dutch as their native language who wish to reduce their Dutch accent.
Participants know which sounds (phonemes) are particularly difficult for speakers of Dutch. They will have reduced their Dutch accent and gained more credibility as a speaker of English
This course focuses only on those aspects of English pronunciation that are difficult for speakers of Dutch. Participants will be made aware of their personal pitfalls; each candidate will receive an individual set of exercises to learn to replace incorrect sounds with correct English sounds. Attention will also be placed to word stress.
DURATION AND TIME INVESTMENT
Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of 5 sessions. Each session lasts one and a half hours. Homework is expected to take approximately two hours each week. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS.
The course is open to native speakers of Dutch. Please contact the TCP Language Centre if your native tongue is another European language.