This workshop-style, student-centered course builds on your foundational learning and practice from Power Pronunciation. Each week is focused on making a recording of your own speech that you listen to, analyze and compare to peers’ and instructor recordings. Then, under your instructor’s guidance, you identify areas you’d like work on, and set measurable and achievable goals and strategies to speak English naturally, clearly and confidently.
If you want to dig deeper into how the English sounds are structured to understand your own speech rhythm and patterns, or understand how your first language influences your spoken English, this course is ideal. Throughout your course, you receive continual and immediate feedback in class to help correct common mispronunciations, and you’re encouraged to self-assess and reflect on your progress.
Please note that participants in this course should already have at least an intermediate to advanced level of English, and have taken Power Pronunciation.
This course can be applied to the UBC Award of Achievement in Business English for International Professionals or it can be taken as a stand-alone course.
This course is offered in two formats: 100% online or in-class.
Please read our answers to frequently asked questions about UBC Extended Learning’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for more information on how we are temporarily changing how we are offering courses and programs.
About Online Learning
Our online English communication courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.
Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.
In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class. We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.