Tue, Nov 17 | Video Conferencing (Zoom)

English Fluency Course

Speak confidently, sound natural & become fluent. 4 Keys to Sounding Natural - Combination of Group & Private sessions. Group sessions duration: 3 hours + One hour private session. Course Times 7:30 PM Saudi time - 4:30 PM GMT - 12:30 PM ET November 17&19 - November 24-25
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English Fluency Course

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2020, 7:30 PM GMT+3
Video Conferencing (Zoom)

About the Event

  • Do you translate what you say from your native language?
  • Are you afraid of making mistakes?
  • Do you ever feel like you don’t sound natural?
  • Do you have difficulty understanding when people speak quickly?

Identity

Learning and speaking a new language is an opportunity to become someone new. In fact, the development of a new identity is what allows us to start feeling more comfortable with the language and also to stop translation from our first language. Language is about community, and part of learning a language is embracing the identity of a member of this new community.

Stress & Intonation

English is a stress timed language. This means that we give more stress to certain words in a sentence than others. That is what gives English its rhythm and makes it a musical language. Other languages are syllable timed, which means that each syllable takes equal stress. For speakers of syllable timed languages, it can be difficult to master the rhythm of English.

Self-Monitoring

English language learners typically fit easily into one of two categories. One group takes too long to say what they want to say because they are afraid of making a mistake. The other groups speaks and speaks without stopping but makes lots of mistakes and is often misunderstood. The first group has a high self-monitor, and the latter has none. The key to fluency is finding a balance.

Connected Discourse

Connected speech is the result of stress timing. We often change the sounds in words in order to maintain our rhythm. This means cutting out sounds, changing sounds, or even adding new sounds. It’s the reason that speakers rarely pronounce words the way they are spelled and can cause listeners with an untrained ear to misunderstand.

Course Times:

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Saudi time - 4:30 PM GMT - 11:30 PM ET

You can choose the best times for you among the following Dates:

November 17&19         -          November 24-25

Course time tables:

Day 1: Developing your Identity

This is a day of self-discovery. We begin by a self-evaluation of the kind of English speaker you are. We will assess your English identity, and measure the activity of your self-monitor. We will also introduce exercises you can use to get you thinking in English and managing your fear of making mistakes.

Day 2: Stress & Intonation

Get insight into the aspects of speech that will make you sound more natural and will allow you to understand others better. Enjoy a day of conversation with your peers, as you practice the use of stress timing and connected speech. Give and receive feedback on your speech.

Day 3: 1-on-1 coaching

On the final day of the seminar, work 1-on-1 with the instructor and get personalized feedback on your speaking. Leave knowing where and how you can improve. Get detailed feedback using internationally recognized standards. Get access to a learning management system to track your progress.

Imporatant note: You can decide and schedule the 1-on-1 coaching session based on your convenance.

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