Accent Reduction and Career Success Program

at American Chinese School
Every Sunday 2-4pm

地址:Classroom 235, Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon VA 20170.
联系人:美中实验学校英语发音课程教练Mike mnie88@gmail.com; or 703-606-0270.


作为第一代移民,我们意识到职业的成功和家庭的幸福离不开有效的沟通。我们拥有很高的专业技术,下一步是如何提高自己的软实力:让别人听懂我们的英文,减少让人家皱眉头的语音语法错误,讲一口漂亮的英语, 提高在职场上的竞争力。

Objectives
Modify, through coaching and self-training, a non-native speaker’s pronunciation to render it more easily and effectively understood by native English speakers
Develop the standard American accent, the form of speech used by newscasters and other media broadcasters in the U.S.
Enhance your professional advancement with polished, elegant English accent
Improve the quality of daily life with pleasant colloquial English

Accent Reduction / American English Development Ten-Week Course Syllabus
(针对我们中式发音的特点(和缺点),设计了以下课程内容

自我评价 Self-evaluation exercise (prior and after the program)
职场和生活常用词Frequently used words in the professional life and daily life
元音 Vowels: long vowels, short vowels, and R-controlled vowels
辅音 Consonants: L, F vs V, W vs V, L vs N, L vs R, zzz, zh, t, S vs TH
吞音 Dropped sounds (e.g., camera, favorite, and beverage)
连读 Linking (e.g., a lot of fun, everyone else, and kick off)
切入 Insert: w and y (go out, feel, and pool)
重音 Word stress (e.g., I didn’t say you delayed the project)
语调 Intonation – rise and fall, pitch, and pace
复杂词汇 Long words (e.g., characterization, statistics, hierarchical, and equilibrium)

课程形式
1.口腔肌肉练习
2.美国之音特殊英语 / TED Talk
3. 美音教程详解
4.即兴演讲练习及评价
5. 职场情商(emotional intelligence)训练

How to avoid being a scapegoat at work?
How to deal with office politics?
Why did I hit the wall in my career for so long?
How to get yourself out of trouble at work?
Frequently used “sports” words in corporate America
Typical sayings in resolving conflict
Typical sayings in hosting a conference call
Typical sayings in negotiation
How to give a constructive feedback?
How to diffuse criticism?
How to be happy in a happy hour?
How to give a great elevator speech?
How to remember people’s names?
How to express your emotions at work?
How to use humor at work?
How to become a compassionate listener?
How to gain trust from your supervisor?
How to gain visibility from the executives way above your direct boss?
How to develop sound judgement at work?
When to say, what to say and how to say it at important meetings?

Please register at American Chinese School. For those who could not attend the Sunday 2-4pm class, please join Coach Mike's Coach Virtual Training Room https://zoom.us/j/8782712588.