Pronunciation Proficiency Workshop Series


Every day, until 12 Sep 2018
11am - 12pm

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The program consists of three one-hour sessions over a period of three consecutive days.  Participants must be able to commit to all three session times.

This program aims to:

  • Raise participants’ awareness of features of their pronunciation
  • Develop skills for improving their speech intelligibility, and
  • Build strategies for implementing new pronunciation behaviours in the workplace

Workshop 1 -Diagnostic Profiling and Speech Sounds
Monday 10 September, 11:00am-12:00pm
FBE Building, Level 4. Room 4.04
Workshop 1 will focus on diagnostic profiling and speech sounds.  Participants will complete a speaking test in pairs to raise awareness of pronunciation difficulties and identify learning goals.  Participants will practice their speech sound goals  in pairs and receive feedback.

Workshop 2 -Word and Sentence Stress
Tuesday 11 September 11:00am-12:00pm
FBE Building, Level 4. Room 4.04
Workshop 2 will introduce principles of primary word and sentence stress and discourse intonation. Participants will practise these principles through following the trainer’s model, then through problem solving activities with common phrases used in workplace negotiations. Session will end with simulated negotiation activities in small groups or pairs.
Workshop 3 -Intonation and Signposting

Wednesday 12 September 11:00am-12:00pm
FBE Building, Level 4. Room 4.04
Workshop 3 will focus on common signposting phrases for lectures and talks Participants will complete  listening activities and deliver a micro teaching session for feedback.

Ms Karen Dacy - Academic Skills Adviser
Karen Dacy is a qualified Speech Pathologist, with a Master of Linguistics, majoring in Phonetics and Phonology  of interlanguage pronunciation  (University of Melbourne) and over 20 years’ experience teaching clear pronunciation skills to speakers of English as a second language. She has worked for the last 10 years at the University of Melbourne, where along with general academic skills, she assists students and staff with pronunciation, presentation and spoken communication. She is currently completing a PhD in pragmatics of communication.