English Proficiency Training in the Philippines

English Proficiency Training in the Philippines

ENHANCING ENGLISH MADE SIMPLE: AN ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TRAINING IN THE PHILIPPINES

A Corporate EnterTrainment on Speaking Great English Well with a Neutral Accent

English Proficiency Training in the Philippines

PROGRAM GOAL:

We believe that most participants learn speaking English well best by not only knowing about what they ought to learn but being able to see, hear, and experience what it takes to be proficient in the English language as well. Also, he will make the program revolve around what have been working for him that made him speak the language as if he were born and raised abroad.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

Hence, by the end of the learning session, the participants should have been able to:

  1. Know, understand, appreciate and apply the different components of speaking English well, fluently, and effectively. These different components are:
    1. Pronunciation
    2. Grammar
    3. Neutral Accent
    4. Articulation / Fluency
    5. Vocabulary
    6. Voice Quality
      1. Tempo
      2. Word Stress
      3. Syllable Stress
      4. Tone
      5. Pitch
      6. Speech Rate
      7. Volume

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

To the Participants:

  • Speaking the English language very well, together with showcasing oneself thru skills, achievements, and contributions to the company, proves to aid in employee development and growth.
  • Possessing great sway of the language, which is the language of the business, makes one communicate effectively and see eye to eye with colleagues in a global company that has employees with different nationalities and cultures.
  • Being proficient in the English language gives anybody the self-confidence, the assertiveness, and the optimism he needs to express himself better in the workplace or prove himself a competent individual contributor of the organization.

To the Organization:

  • Having a workforce that speaks great English helps improve the company’s image, branding, and reputation as a stronghold of results-driven and world-class professionals.
  • Taking pride in employees who communicate in the English language effectively makes the organization and the employees more global in terms of being able to communicate to and compete with competitors, vendors, partners, and customers/clients alike world-wide.

 

TRAINING OUTLINE:

Below are the topics that will be covered during the program.

Foundation of Excellent Conversational English / Components of Speaking English Well with a Neutral Accent

  • Pronunciation – focuses on learning the neutral vowels and consonants to get rid of the native tongue (dialect) influence
    • Familiarity with and production of the different neutral vowel and consonant sounds
      • Neutral Vowels
        • American A
        • Long A
        • Italian A
        • Short E
        • Long E
        • Short I
        • Long I
        • Circumflex O
        • Long O
        • Short U
        • Long U
        • Schwa
        • Slur
        • Diphthong OI
        • Diphthong AU
      • Neutral Consonants
        • Voiced TH vs Unvoiced TH
        • D vs T
        • F vs P
        • J
        • V vs B
        • CH vs TS
        • Soft R
    • Learn from YouTube
    • Study them on the Internet (E-learning sites)
    • Buy manuals/references at bookstores
    • Attend crash courses in Accent Neutralization
    • Enroll in training programs on American Accent or Speech Therapy
    • Learn how to read the pronunciation symbols in the dictionary
  • Neutral Accent – focuses on neutralizing the accent and not sounding too Filipino or provincial
    • Watch movies and listen to DJs on FM stations
      • Observe and mimic how they…
        • Speak
        • Pronounce words
        • Produce sounds
        • Move and open their mouths
        • Their overall accent
  • Articulation / Fluency – focuses on pronouncing words in English clearly without fillers, stuttering, and stammering.
  • Grammar – focuses on three of the mortal sins of grammar (Subject-Verb Disagreement, Verb Tense Lapses, and Preposition Misuse)
    • Brush up on your grammar by going over grammar books again or attending seminars about grammar review.
      • Eight parts of speech
        • Noun
        • Pronoun
        • Verb
        • Adverb
        • Adjective
        • Conjunction
        • Preposition
        • Interjection
      • Refresher on Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
      • Refresher on the Most Important Verb Tense Patterns
      • Refresher on the Most Commonly-Used Prepositions (IN, ON, AT)
      • Direct Translation
        • Context
        • Listener’s interpretation
        • Word Usage
      • Practice
        • Give yourself sentences
        • Ask for a friend’s help
  • Vocabulary – focuses on helping non-native speakers enrich or widen their vocabulary and to sound more understandably conversational.
      • Read the dictionary from A-Z
      • Read a wide variety of books with non-highfalutin words
        • Highlight/Mark new words you come across
        • Look them up in the dictionary and know/understand their meanings/functions
        • Buy ice-breaker questions. Ask yourself such questions and record yourself answering them. Critique yourself later.
        • Speak to a friend in English and have him/her comment on you.
      • Watch English flicks and discover new words.
        • Idioms
        • Slangs
        • American expressions
      • Research for different American/British/Australian idioms, slang words, jargons, and expressions
        • Law of repetition
      • Tune in to radio stations that have DJs that speak English all throughout
  • Voice Quality – focuses on sounding well, clearly, and with quality.
    • Tempo
    • Word Stress
    • Syllable Stress
    • Tone/Intonation
    • Pitch
Phone: (02) 919-2734
Mobile: 0936 988 6199 (Globe) | 0933 232 6149 (Sun)
Unit A2 Blk 8 Lot 8 Buenmar Ave. Phase IV
Greenland Executive Village, Brgy San Juan, Cainta, Rizal