Teacher: Lisa Braley (M.A. TESOL)
Mondays 12:30-2:30 (a 2-hour class)
A Class for Intermediate - Advanced English Speakers/ & Professionals
Course #038716, Room 18, Fremont Adult School and Continuing Ed. www.face.edu, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, CA
About 12 classes for $50.
Begins Monday, Sept 10 – Dec 22, 2012 (9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, <no class 11/12 & 11/19>, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17)
Registration: You must come in-person to the ESL Office at Fremont Adult School to register.
Why Should You Take this Class?
Communicating clearly and confidently is important, but it’s even more necessary at a job interview or on the job. In this class you will learn (or relearn) at least 10 tips that can help improve your speech for your work, and in all areas of your life. Start improving today, continue improving after the class!
Key Course Components
We will review all vowels and many tricky consonant sounds. We will practice word stress and grouping words for the understanding of the listener. Most importantly, we will discover the secrets of linking. What happens between words can make a big difference! All of this makes up the rhythm and intonation of English. Our primary focus will be on:
- Vowels and sound length
- Consonants and air flow
- Syllables and word stress
- Grouping your words, and using focus stress
- Linking word sounds especially for word endings (-ed, -s, -ing and others)
Pronunciation classes require determination. If you already know a great deal of English, you may improve more quickly. Come to every class ready to work hard with challenging exercises and practice! Make sure to use what you learn every day not just in class. If you study for 5-10 minutes every day, and come to each class, you will improve and continue to improve after you finish the class series.
For Advanced and Professional Students you may already be familiar with pronunciation vocabulary and techniques but want MORE INTENSE and detailed practice. This can be challenging even if you are fairly fluent.
For Intermediate Students you will learn a lot of new vocabulary and pronunciation tools. You may need to take the class more than once.
Not recommended for Beginning Students.
(Must have at least 11 people)
Instructor Lisa Braley has worked as an ESL Instructor for more than 8 years and has a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has traveled to more than 30 countries and studied several languages. Lisa has worked in High-Tech Marketing and as a Professional Accent Reduction Coach. You will get personal attention and correction in the classes as well as working in groups with students who have DIFFERENT accents. Learning about different accent challenges can also help your communication if you are working in the culturally diverse Bay Area.