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English Speaking & Pronunciation 1 (online course)

Do you wish you were able to speak English more fluently during your studies? Do you sometimes struggle with clear or accurate pronunciation in English? Does your accent get in the way of good communication? Would you like to sound more natural when speaking English?
This online course helps you to improve all aspects of pronunciation – individual sounds, your intonation, your emphasis points in speech, and sounding more natural when speaking English. It also offers plenty of opportunities for fluency practice and feedback on your use of English.

This course is taught entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Target group

English Speaking & Pronunciation 1 is for Bachelor’s and Master’s students looking to improve their communication skills with regards to their fluency in speaking English or for anyone wishing to work on their pronunciation. The maximum number of participants per group is 16.

Course level

English Speaking & Pronunciation 1: B2 and up

Course content

Each online session will focus on a specific area of pronunciation and will offer ample opportunity for practice and feedback. Topics covered include individual sounds, word and sentence stress, intonation, chunking and pausing, and developing clear articulation and emphasis. The course will have a very practical focus, thus providing plenty of time to practise speaking and listening.

After completing English Speaking & Pronunciation 1, you may also be interested in Speaking & Pronunciation 2 or one of the English Skills Labs, Academic Writing or English Presenting & Performance.

Planning

This course includes 8 online classes, one per week. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Monday 27 September 29 November 19:30-21:15 hrs

View the full schedule here.

If you would like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.

Course material

Participants will have access to Brightspace, where all the required materials will be available.

Certification and exam

To receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate, a minimum attendance of 80% is required.

Fees

BSc/MSc WUR Students € 60
WUR employees € 250
Regular fee € 275

What to expect?

  • Personal attention from an expert teacher
  • Group lessons on fixed dates and times
  • Slides or whiteboard
  • Interaction with teacher and fellow students
  • Working together in small groups
  • Interactive methods and online assignments
  • Homework and teaching materials in the online learning environment