Correct My Pronunciation Mistakes
Pronunciation mistakes can be very embarrassing for English learners. They can destroy confidence and make you hate speaking English. Some students even start avoiding talking to native speakers of English because they don't want to have to repeat themselves a hundred times. If you are working in an English speaking country though, like in the US, Australia or the UK, the chances are that you cannot avoid speaking English with colleagues at work. Working on your pronunciation can take much time and effort but if you are working or studying, you have very little time for practice. You need expert feedback. This study plan just does that.
PTE Academic - Speaking Section
PTE Academic is now the choice of many international students for English testing. The Pearson test of English is reportedly easier than the IELTS test, especially in terms of reading, writing and even listening but not speaking. The speaking section of PTE Academic comprises 2 tasks that could potentially decide whether you, as an international student, are going to receive that student visa or PR (permanent residency). The two tasks are “Read Aloud” and “Repeat Sentences”. Performing well in those two tasks will get you over the line and help you to secure the score you need to pursue tertiary education in an English-speaking country or obtain your permanent residency.
Improve My English Grammar & Pronunciation
English grammar and pronunciation are two of the three key areas of the language. Improving one without the other is useless. Even if you have perfect grammar, no one can understand a word you say if you have pronunciation problems. By the same token, good pronunciation with poor or incorrect grammar could be embarrassing and cause many misunderstandings. Understand the tenses (present perfect, future perfect, conditionals etc), parts of speech (verbs, nouns, adjectives etc), dependent and independent clauses and simple and complex sentences. While studying the English grammar, work on your pronunciation, learn about the sounds of American English, your problems and solutions, how to speak clearer, faster and more native-like. Lessons will be suitable for your level. Book a 30-min TRIAL LESSON to help us determine your level.
Professional Development Workshop for ESL Teachers
It is no secret that ESL teachers are intimidated by the idea of teaching pronunciation for a very simple reason: They do not get it. What they precisely don't get or cannot easily do, and thus dread, is correcting the students' pronunciation errors. They do not know how, which often leads to embarrassment or frustration. Failure, as we all know, is scary, hence shunned. When teachers attempt to correct a student's pronunciation errors unsuccessfully, they develop a sense of fear of the experience and start to avoid it at all costs. Consequently, pronunciation instructions are generally kept broad, vague and brief. Frankly, it is the teacher's duty and moral obligation to help the students to solve pronunciation problems affecting intelligibility. Provide your teaching staff with professional training in how to help the students overcome their pronunciation problems effectively.