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Spring 2018 Pronunciation & Fluency

English Pronunciation & Fluency - Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., in COB2-265

This weekly workshop is for international graduate students, undergrads, post-docs, staff and faculty (and family members) who wish to improve some aspect of their oral communication skills in English. A different topic is covered each week, ranging from practicing specific English sounds to fluency strategies and improving listening comprehension. Participants may attend as often as desired. The spring schedule is below.

Jan 17:  Secrets to Understanding Spoken English
Jan 24:  Short Vowels
Jan 31:  Long Vowels & Combinations
Feb 07:  TH, F, V, P, B
Feb 14:  V, W, Ch/Sh/Zh
Feb 21:  "Mixed Bag" Workshop
Feb 28:  R, L, and RL
Mar 07:  Final -es/-ed Variations
Mar 14:  Specifically for Chinese Speakers
Mar 21:  Word Stress
Mar 28:  Spring Break (no workshop)
Apr 04:  Sentence Stress
Apr 11:  American Patterns of Intonation
Apr 18:  Fluency Practice - Linking and Blending
Apr 25:  Fluency Practice - Conversation Skills
May 02:  Fluency Practice - Presenting
   

Students in the Fall 2016 course

For more info, email Belinda Braunstein at bbraunstein@ucmerced.edu.