Pronunciation and Intelligibility Improvement Classes
Professional Development Program
UAB Graduate School
GRD 724 Pronunciation/Intelligibility Workshop
Permission of instructor required. 3 credit hours. Pass/No Pass.
The Pronunciation and Accent Workshop is for students who have never been exposed to English phonology classes. In this class, students will be introduced the American intonation patterns, pronunciation of English sounds, and culture related to the language. In addition to the exposure to English phonology, by interacting with peers, the students in this class will discover where they stand in terms of the English pronunciation. Participation in this workshop will also provide the instructor with ample opportunities to assess students’ individual pronunciation needs.
GRD 725 Advanced Pronunciation/Intelligibility Workshop
This course is for those students who have completed the individualized instruction or who have the equivalent proficiency of those who have completed. By applying the voice and speech works of actor training, the students will practice speaking in longer stretches of the speech without losing the clarity of the message. This course helps students prepare for thesis and dissertation defenses, lecturing, and talks given at professional conferences.