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Sounds Better: An English Pronunciation Workshop | ONEStop Academy

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The Salvation Army (Block B, Level 2)

356 Tanglin Road

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About Workshop:

Sounds Better is a designed to give participants an overview of the pronunciation features of the English Language to help them enhance their speech. The workshop will touch on both the segmental features (consonants and vowels) and the suprasegmental features (linking, stress and weak form, and intonation) of the language. The ultimate objective is to enable participants to sound better by having greater clarity, comprehensible diction and meaningful prosodic cues in their speech. This workshop will benefit speakers, trainers, teachers, salespeople and many others – anyone who wants to communicate effectively with others.


Topics Covered:

1. The International Phonetic Alphabet for the English Language (UK) and how to use the dictionary

2. One Half of the Story: Consonants – voiced and voiceless

3. The Other Half: Vowels – monophthongs and diphthongs

4. Chill out: Word stresses, sentence stresses and weak forms

5. Strings Attached: Linking sounds and connected speech

6. Mysterious Disappearances: Omitted sounds (elision)

7. Set the Tone Right: Using intonations effectively

8. Oops!: Common mispronunciations heard in Singapore


Learning Outcomes:

After attending the workshop, learners will be able to:

• read the International Phonetic Alphabet;

• identify the sounds of the English Language;

• pronounce English words more accurately; and

• produce speech in English with greater accuracy in stress and with better flow


About the Speaker:

Shamus teaches General, Conversational and Business English and conducts workshops on language and communication skills. He is also a copywriter with 15 years of experience and has worked as a voiceover talent. In his free time, he co-organises free language-learning events where he teaches Mandarin and Cantonese. Shamus holds a MA (applied linguistics), BA (mass communications), CELTA and ACTA, and is currently pursing DACE.


About ONEStop Academy:

ONEStop Academy is a partnership between Vanpeak and The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army has been touching lives in Singapore for many years with a commitment to helping the underprivileged in the community without discrimination.With the fast changing world, The Salvation Army Red Shield Industries want to play an active part in helping people, to learn a new skill and be able to sustain themselves. ​

At ONEStop Academy we want to foster a flourishing community of professionals and participants to allow them to learn and grow. We will put together a diverse group of Training Companies, Trainers and Facilitators to facillitate dynamic and interactive workshops, courses and learning circles.

It will be open to one and all and we want to encourage companies to send their staff for training that is suitable for them.

Let us help people by teaching them.





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