Phonics and Phonetics for Adults – Fundamentals
Accurate pronunciation is important if we want to be understood clearly. Many adults are often confused with the pronunciation of commonly used words which could lead to misunderstandings. In this course, we will help you to develop a more accurate pronunciation both in the workplace and in your personal lives.
Phonics is a method of teaching, reading and writing of the English language by developing learners’ phonemic awareness – the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes – in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns that represent them. (Wikipedia)
Within this 1-day workshop, participants will be given an introduction to the International Phonetics Alphabets (IPA), and understand the relationships between sounds, the alphabets, and the 44 symbols in the IPA. They will also be taught the correct use of stress and intonation to convey different meanings in speaking English.
Course Objective – Phonics and Phonetics for Adults – Fundamentals
By the end of the course, you would be able to:
- Develop more accurate pronunciation
- Improve your listening, writing and reading skills
- Understand the correct pronunciation when looking up a word in the dictionary
Alongside this course, participants may also consider taking up the course Grammar for Effective Business Communication to further build their writing and speaking skills. In addition, after attending this course, participants may also consider taking up Phonics and Phonetics for Adults – Intermediate, to further hone their pronunciation skills.