Teach in English and want to improve your pronunciation? Get rid of your Dunglish accent? Learn to speak more fluently in class? Then this pronunciation course might be for you.
During five sessions of 2 hours we explore the most common difficulties that (Dutch) speakers experience in the pronunciation of English. By the end of the course you will have acquired the tools to adjust your own English pronunciation and you will pronounce English with more confidence to the benefit of your teaching.
Participants receive detailed feedback twice on their own audio recording: prior to and halfway through the course. After the course, the materials will be made available to be used at your own leisure.
The group consists of 6 participants.
University lecturers who teach in English
Fee for UU lecturers
Lecturers of Utrecht University can use O&T units (if available) or can otherwise participate at reduced rates. In either case in consultation with their own faculty.
Below you can read which themes will be covered during the sessions.
- Session 1: The impact of pronunciation, common mistakes, vowel length
- Session 2: Practicing voicing, breathing, /th/
- Session 3: Long sounds, weak syllables
- Session 4: Intonation, word stress, sentence stress
- Session 5: Presentations and final feedback
This course will take place again after the summer. Would you like to be notified when new dates have been planned? Sign up for the waiting list with no further obligations.
Utrecht Science Park
15.00 - 17.00
Incompany / customized course?
We also provide this course incompany, and customized if desired. Are you curious about the possibilities? Please contact us. We are happy to think along with you.
Do you have an (educational) question, or are you curious about in-company and customisation options? We would be happy to explore the possibilities with you.
Please contact us via:
030 253 2261
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“In a relatively short time, you become aware of and learn alternatives to your own pronunciation.”
“It is an effective course with ample 'breathing space', so you learn and develop yourself in a pleasantly paced manner.”
“It is rare to have such a tailored coaching experience for oral English. I became aware of many things about my English pronunciation. Marjolein is a good coach.”
“This course makes you more aware of correct English pronunciation, and teaches you how to avoid the typical mistakes and to soften your non-English accent.”
Annette van den Berg, assistant professor (Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance)