“English Pronunciation Training Course” will start on Oct. 2, 2012, All Seats are Filled!

Speaking clearly is important to success in the Canadian workplace. If people can understand you easily, you will feel more relaxed to communicate well. But pronunciation training receives little attention in the majority of ESL classes. Fortunately, CPAC offers this course and it is never too late to improve.

This 12 week intensive course will focus on the predominant difficulties of native Chinese speakers and allow ample time to refine some individual issues to reduce accent and improve voice quality. Participants should demonstrate a certain level of competency in English and have motivation to improve. Concepts will be reviewed in class and distributed on handouts. There are in-class exercises as well as practice homework. The next class will start on October 2, 2012.
Attendance at class will help you build awareness – the first step towards change. Commitment to home practice is crucial to success. Learning to move your mouth and voice in new ways is like taking a master class in music – you must pay attention to fine details and practice, practice and practice! Over time, your efforts will pay off in the ability to communicate more clearly.

Mr. Mark Prince is TESL Canada certified, holds an honors’ degree in theatre and has studied with some of Canada’s top voice and text coaches. He has worked at ESL and voice coaching in both UK and Canada for over a decade. With background in both professional theatre and English as a Second Language, Mark combines theatre with experiential leanings in business training and corporate coaching. His experience includes coaching in a broad range of communicative skills including refining accent and voice quality, and developing greater skills in terms of conversation, sales, interviews, presentations and meetings.

Time:               October 2—December 18, 2012(12 weeks); Every Tuesday Evening, 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Location:        4150 Finch Ave E., Scarborough, ON M1S 3T9.  Free Parking.     
Fees:                $200+HST for CPAC members, $220+HST for non-members
Class size:       15 max.

Please include your name, membership number (if you are a CPAC member), phone number and “Pronunciation Training” on subject line in your registration.

Inquiry & registration: Steven Zeng at 416-298-7885 ext. 102, or email to:  szeng@chineseprofessionals.ca