AES: Speaking, Fluency and Pronunciation

This class aims to give you more confidence when you interact with other students and staff in the university context. Classes will help you improve your speaking skills by focusing on fluency and pronunciation. You will become more aware of your voice, pitch and tone and how this impacts on the listener,

Booking
There are 6 sessions for each Speaking, Fluency and Pronunciation course. You must book these sessions individually. The next sessions will become available to book each week as the course progresses.  Due to high demand, we are running the same course two times a week. You can book sessions on either of these courses:

Mondays 3.00- 5.00 pm – High Holborn
Wednesdays 3.00- 5.00 pm – High Holborn

How to book:
1) Go to: https://skillsforge.arts.ac.uk
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2) Log in with your UAL username and password
3) Go to the Language Development tab and then choose Academic English Skills Classes
4) Select the time you wish to book and note the location.
You will receive an email notification with details of the booking.

Cancellations:
If you cannot come to your class, please cancel your booking at least 48 hours before the session.  This will allow another student to book. Please log into Skills Forge to cancel your booking.  There is a cancellation link you can click at the bottom of the booking confirmation. 

Mondays 3.00 – 5.00 pm
High Holborn

Session Date Speaking skills Fluency and Pronunciation Focus Preparation task
1 22 October Responding to and starting a conversation Natural speech and weak forms Reading
2 29 October Supporting your argument Sentence stress and speed Listening
3 5 November Interrupting and being interrupted Linking words and missing sounds Reading
4 19 November Introducing and leading a group discussion Pitch, voice projection and fillers Listening
5 26 November Agreeing and disagreeing Connected speech Reading
6 03 December Clarifying what you mean (reformulating) Grouping words and stress Listening

Wednesdays 3.00 – 5.00 pm
High Holborn

Session Date Speaking skills Fluency and Pronunciation Focus Preparation task
1  24 October Responding to and starting a conversation Natural speech and weak forms Reading
2 31 October Supporting your argument Sentence stress and speed Listening
3 7 November Interrupting and being interrupted Linking words and missing sounds Reading
4 14 November Introducing and leading a group discussion Pitch, voice projection and fillers Listening
5 21 November Agreeing and disagreeing Connected speech Reading
6  28 November Clarifying what you mean (reformulating) Grouping words and stress Listening