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The Sound of English I™: Rewiring to Pronounce Keywords Correctly


This is a 2-day intensive programme in English pronunciation skills for anyone who requires an immediate improvement in their English pronunciation.

Course Objective

It is well known that most Malaysians pronounce English poorly. This happens at 2 different levels. Non-English speakers pronounce words way out of line. Even the so-called English speakers pronounce English words in a Malaysian way. This programme focuses on the first group. It helps participants to correct the pronunciation of at least 100 keywords that are frequently used in the working environment. Those who normally converse in English should attend The Sound of English II™: Relearning English Pronunciation.

Course Methodology

This programme employs adult learning techniques which include active learning strategies to facilitate understanding and retention. Participants will spend 80% of the time in actual practice which allows them to learn and develop a new way of speaking English. A workbook is used to facilitate the programme. This particular programme will involve a lot of drilling to enable the new correct pronunciations to be embedded into memory. The number of participants is limited to 15 to ensure personal attention for each participant.

Course Syllabus

Module 1
Introduction to English Pronunciation - the importance of correct pronunciation, list of 100 frequently mispronounced keywords
Module 2
Listening To Yourself - taped reading exercise, demonstration by teacher
Module 3
Focus on Words #1-25 - reading passages which contain the focus words
Module 4
Focus on Words #26-50 - reading passages which contain the focus words
Module 5
Focus on Words #51-75 - reading passages which contain the focus words
Module 6
Focus on Words #76-100 - reading passages which contain the focus words
Module 7
Q & A - participants may ask about other words frequently used by them but not covered
Module 8
Listening To Yourself Again - reading exercise again, comparison with earlier results, what to do next to become even better

Course Timetable

Time 1st Day 2nd Day
9.00-10.45 a.m. Introduction to English Pronunciation (M1)
Listening to Yourself (M2)
Focus on Words #76-100 (M6)
Individual Practice
10.45-11.00 a.m. Tea Break
11.00 a.m.-12.45 p.m. Focus on Words #1-25 (M3)
Individual Practice
Q & A (M7)
Individual Practice
12.45-1.45 p.m. Lunch
1.45-3.15 p.m. Focus on Words #26-50 (M4)
Individual Practice
Group Activity - apply all the new pronunciations learned
3.15-3.30 p.m. Tea Break
3.30-5.00 p.m. Focus on Words #51-75 (M5)
Individual Practice
Listening to Yourself Again (M8)