Speaking & Listening Class with Focus on Pronunciation & Presentations | May 28 – June 26, 2020

Level: Advanced Intermediate
When: Tuesday and Thursday | 9:10am to 11am EDT | May 28 – June 26, 2020
Tuition: $425


This class is designed to improve overall production and fluency of American English in combination with listening, summarizing and presenting skills. We will create short presentations which summarize main ideas and supporting details for select listenings following a basic presentation structure. The presentations will reflect the American preference for explicit communication, and use these presentations as tool to practice: Individual phonemes, internal word stress, rhythm, thought groups (including focus words), and final intonation.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about and practice American English pronunciation
  • Create a presentation using visual aids in the cultural context of using explicit communication
  • Effectively listen to native speakers of American English by understanding native use of content, function, and focus words
  • Listen and identify main ideas and supporting details in listening texts, varying between 9 -20 minutes

Instructor: Julie Dean

Julie Dean is an experienced English language instructor, having worked both overseas and in the US teaching in community college and private school settings. With a Master’s degree in TESOL from Eastern Michigan University (2014), she’s been able to enrich her teaching with experience earned from her former career, twenty years managing the marketing communications of national and international clients. During her free time, Julie enjoys connecting with her family on FaceTime, reading, and watching foreign films.