Perfect Pronunciation in the Workplace is a 12-week certificate program designed for English Language Learners to master the skills that enable an individual to speak English clearly and confidently in business and social situations.
The goal is to greatly improve English clarity and communication techniques in business and social conversations, and job interviews to reach full professional potential in the North American workplace.
This course provides the student :
- Clarity- the student will improve his/her English skills with clear, confident pronunciation of the consonant and vowel sounds of standard North American English.
- Flow – The student will speak English with accurate word and sentence rhythm, will learn how to use intonation to get the true meaning of his/her conversation across an audience
- Understanding – the student will become aware of his/her accent errors, and how to improve them.
The course includes both online video and text study materials, live webinars, and regular feedback on student progress through exams completed by phone or online at the beginning and the end of the course.
Registration + Fees
Begins: March 26, 2019 |
12 week webinar program
12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
Unit 1 Introduction to Confident Pronunciation: Consonants, Assessments, Personal Coaching
Unit 2 Introduction to Listening Skills and Pronouncing Vowels, Personal Coaching
Unit 3 Introduction to Flow of English, Personal Coaching
Course meets online 12 weeks via live Webinars.
March 26/18 - WEBINAR # 1 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST Personal Assessments
April 2/19 -Lesson # 1 Pronunciation - th ,v and w - online study + weekly TEST
April 8/19-Lesson # 2 Pronunciation – r, l, ng - online study + weekly TEST
April 15/19 -Lesson #3 Pronunciation – word endings - online study + weekly TEST
April 22/19 -WEBINAR #2 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
April 29/19 -Lesson # 4 and 5 vowel sounds - online study + weekly TEST
May 6/19 -Lesson #6 and 7 vowel sounds - online study + weekly TEST
UNIT 3 -
May 13/19 -WEBINAR # 3 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST
May 20/19 -Lesson # 8 Word Rhythm- online study + weekly TEST
May 27/19 -Lesson # 9- -Sentence flow -online study + weekly TEST
June 3/19 -Lesson # 10- Intonation - online study + weekly TEST
June 10/19-WEBINAR # 4 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm PST FINAL SKILLS ASSESSMENTS
Bonnie Gross, BA, DSPA, SLP (reg.), Current President of SpeechScience Inc. University of Toronto, BA in Psychology and MA in Speech Pathology. Bonnie Gross has over 25 years of experience in speech pathology, voice training, writing and performing for radio and television and has delivered speaking skills programs to Fortune 500 Companies and created and delivered proprietary online and live training programs to universities and corporations such as University of Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, RBC, IBM Canada Ltd., Kraft, DELL, TD, Deloitte, American Express, etc.
In 2015, she received the Honors of the Association – for outstanding contributions to the profession of Speech Pathology and the Programming Excellence Award—for Ethnicity –weekly TV series highlighting Diversity in Canada. Bonnie is former President of the Ontario Speech and Hearing Association; creator and head of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Toronto's Scarborough General Hospital for 15 years.