Public Speaking: Professor-ESL

Public speaking for professors who speak English as a second language

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Do you have a foreign English accent that gets in the way of effectively communicating with your students? Do you have a wealth of knowledge to share and find it frustrating when your students don't seem to understand you? Then this course is for you! This course is for college professors who speak English as a Second Language. This course will help prepare you for a successful 2019-2020 school year.

This is not your typical ESL course. After all, you already know English. But maybe you have trouble with pronunciation, intonation, or phrasing.

This is not your typical accent reduction course, either. While accent reduction courses are definitely beneficial in helping you improve your overall speaking clarity, they are usually designed to help you in everyday conversational speech.

This course is also not a standard public speaking course, which tend to be geared toward a general audience. Other courses do not prepare you for the unique demands of being a college professor. What you will receive in this course that sets it apart is a combination of the skills that you need as a professor along with techniques required for a person who speaks English with a foreign accent.

You will begin by completing a self-assessment so you will know what areas of public speaking you need to target. You will also record a speaking sample so the course content can include pronunciation tips geared toward your accent. New content will be made available on a weekly basis. With regular practice, at the end of this course you should notice improvement in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Speaking confidence
  2. Improved clarity
  3. More natural speech
  4. More effective communication skills

Your Instructor

Adrienne W.
Adrienne W.

Adrienne is a Corporate Speech Trainer and Communication Coach with a Master's degree in Communication Sciences and an MBA in Business Administration. She is the owner of Online Speech Services, which specializes in online accent modification, public speaking, and presentation skills coaching. Prior to starting her own business, Adrienne spent seven years as a manager, where she was responsible for hiring, supervision, and ongoing professional development for a department of over 80 home-based employees. She has taught adult individual and group ESL and accent reduction classes. She also has experience teaching university courses as an adjunct instructor in business management. She is a member of CORSPAN, an international organization of corporate speech trainers who specialize in communication assessment and training for businesses and professionals. For nearly 15 years, she has dedicated her career to helping others build their communication skills so they can reach their personal and professional goals. Adrienne truly believes that communication is the key to unlocking your full potential.

Course Curriculum

  Week 1: Introduction
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
You may begin this course at any time, but it runs for five weeks. After completion of the course, you will retain access to the course content indefinitely!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! We are positive that you will benefit from this course if you follow it through until the end. Please send us your feedback, and we will do our best to make it right.

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