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English Speaking & Pronunciation

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 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.

Classes take place on the campus of Wageningen University & Research, in the Forum building.

Target group

English Speaking & Pronunciation 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.

Course level

English Speaking & Pronunciation: B2 and up

Course content

Each 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, you may also be interested in one of the English Skills Labs, Academic Writing or English Presenting & Performance.

    Planning

    This course consists of one class a week for 8 weeks. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

    Dates and times

    The course English Speaking & Pronunciation is offered annually in October, February, and May.

    Group Start date End date Day Time
    Group A 3 October 5 December Wednesday 19.30-21-15 hrs
    Group B 1 October 3 December Monday 19.30-21-15 hrs

    Course material

    Participants will have access to Blackboard, 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. A diagnostic test is optional. This costs €25.

      Fees

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

      Prior to registration: placement test

      All our English courses require a placement test. English Speaking & Pronunciation requires an OOPT score of 70 or higher. Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar. If you cannot attend your appointment, please call us at +31 (0) 317 48 25 52 or email us at into@wur.nl. You cannot cancel the appointment online.

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