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Phonetics and Pronunciation for PhD Students

Weekly sessions from 21 October 2020

An important skills: speaking more clearly and coherently in all your academic performance areas. Photograph: DESY

At a basic level, a PhD is about developing the skills of a professional academic researcher.

However, without a set syllabus to follow, how do you develop those skills?

In this course, we will focus on pronunciation skills to allow you to speak more clearly and coherently in all your academic performance areas.

You will explain key aspects of your research and present progress updates.

Through active pronunciation practice and peer review and instructor feedback, your diction will become clearer, and you will present your work with improved levels of clarity and fluency in your second language.

The purpose of the module is to:

- Conduct a pronunciation audit based on self-introduction or poster presentation or conference presentation or other
- Set individual pronunciation targets
- Self-monitor speech production and make appropriate corrections
- Understand vowel and consonant sound production with a focus on improving individual problem areas related to first language interference
- Understand fundamental patterns of stress, rhythm, and intonation in English
- Communicate complex ideas clearly

Phonetics and pronunciation for scientists
Teacher: Louise Kennedy
Dates: from 21 October 2020, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., online
Registration: Course is fully booked. For the waiting list, please register via e-mail (graduateschool@pier-hamburg.de)

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Leonardo Ranasinghe
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Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
Today - 14:00
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
Today - 15:00
Speaker: Graham White (IPMU)
Today - 16:00
Speaker: Ben Brueers (Z_ATLAS (Experiment ATLAS)) ; Nils Ernst Klaus Gillwald (PhD Student at DESY) et al.
24 May. 2022 - 09:00
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (PIER))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
24 May. 2022 - 09:00
Chaired by: Alexander Schiller
Location: Online via ZOOM
24 May. 2022 - 16:00
Speaker: Chris Hays (University of Oxford)
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: Zoom
25 May. 2022 - 13:00
Speaker: Iftach Sadeh (DESY)
Location: DESY Zeuthen
Room: Zoom
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