New Zealand Community Education Centres

Speaking English Clearly [ESOL Levels 3 and 4]

Having trouble being understood? Find out how you can improve your pronunciation for everyday use and for more formal presentations. [Level 3+].
[Discounted fee of $65 for NZ citizens and residents - if you're a resident/citizen and the course is full, please contact us!]

Description

Improve your pronunciation for both everyday use and more formal presentations and be able to enjoy better communication.

NOTE:  if the course is full, but you are a NZ citizen or resident, please add your name to the waiting list and also contact us on 04 385 8919 or cec@whs.school.nz .

By the end of the course, you will have had practice in:
• Using the phonetic alphabet to assist in working out correct pronunciation
• Identifying and using correct vowels, diphthongs and consonants
• Pronouncing the endings of words more correctly
• Using appropriate stress to emphasise meaning
• Using phrasing of texts to convey meaning
• Using correct pronunciation of contractions

NOTE:  if the course is full, but you are a NZ citizen or resident, please add your name to the waiting list and also contact us on 04 385 8919 or cec@whs.school.nz 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

Prerequisites

For ESOL students at levels 3 and above (those who can usually understand native speakers and can make themselves understood in unfamiliar situations). If you are enrolling with us for the first time, please contact the CEC office (04 385 8919) first so that we can check the level of your English to make sure that you are in the correct class.

NOTE: This course is subsidised with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and for statistical purposes, some additional information is required as part of the enrolment process. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend all sessions.  You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship or residency, if applicable.

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