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Intensive Pronunciation Training for Asian Speakers of English


Are you happy about your English speaking skills? You may feel you spend too much time translating in your mind. You may also feel your pronunciation is not so clear: at times your fellow-students and/or colleagues may ask you to repeat what you’ve just said, possibly leading to nervousness and lack of confidence on your part. Because of this, you are probably trying to work on your English pronunciation but you may not know how to really improve…

The Intensive Pronunciation training for Asian Speakers of English (IPT) will help you

Upon finishing the IPT you will feel you have taken major steps towards becoming the confident, accurate and fluent speaker of English you have always wanted to be.

COURSE preparation and initial assessment

COURSE preparation and initial assessment

Prior to the IPT you will be asked to

Once your trainer has received your questionnaire, flowchart and recordings she will assess them carefully and personally feed you back on them.

Course commitment AND TIME INVESTMENT

You will follow the PELI approach and will be

You will take part in 3 interactive on campus coaching sessions of 2.5 hours each on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. In addition, you will commit to engaging self-study activities with your classmates on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, which will take approximately 2 hours each day. You will also be practising on your own, as doing self-study is a critical success factor in achieving your English pronunciation goals.


  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Asian PhDs and UT staff who wish to work on their English pronunciation skills. PSIA is also open to non-UT participants

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS.

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below  

  • Location

    Vrijhof Building (Library), Skills Lab

  • Course fee

    UT-employees: €539,50
    Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and a project number.
    Partners of UT-employees: €539,50
    Non-UT participants: €701,50
    Partners and non-UT participants can use internet payment to pay the course fee

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants

  • Trainers

    Marieke van der Meer, The English Pronunciation Coach

  • Course materials

    Will be provided 

  • Requirements

    Participants’ first language backgrounds are Mandarin / Cantonese, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Japanese or Nepalese

Further information
Marieke van der Meer
The English Pronunciation Coach
+31626935161 *WeChat ID: pronunciationcoach
UT Language Centre
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Intensive Pronunciation Training for Asian Speakers of English
May 2023
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