The importance of diction and accent in oral interpreting
What are accent and diction?
Accent stands for the way of pronouncing the words of a language showing which country, area or social class a person comes from. Accent may even be a tool of identification. An interpreter’s accent should be neutral.
Diction stands for the quality of the particular way of pronouncing words. In other words, the more clearly and expressively we speak, the better the quality of our speech.
Why is it important to know what accent and diction are?
Have you ever read a report or a speech and noticed that you barely opened your mouth?
Or did you mumble?
Did your audience complain about having to work hard to understand what you said?
If the answer is Yes!, this should be the right course for you.
Freelancers starting in the interpreting industry.
Established interpreters who want to improve their diction and accent.
Teachers of English and instructors in the area of oral interpreting.
Public speakers, announcers, PRs, etc.
1. Neutral accent
2. Clear pronunciation and perfect diction
3. Understandable speech
4. Increased personal confidence
5. Better prospects at work
- Working knowledge of English
- A computer and headphones
- A notepad and a pencil.
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This webinar follows a clearly outlined procedure showing you how to:
1. Clearly pronounce both consonants and vowels.
- Exercises will help you work on the proper articulation of English phonemes.
2. Avoid slurring phonemes.
- Exercises showing you where to pause, how to breathe and how to recognize tone groups.
3. Add proper intonation and special effects to your speech.
- Exercises showing you how to spice up your speech to give it a natural flow.
4. Learn how to produce smooth speech, yet casual enough so as not to sound artificial.
- Exercises rounding up the separate steps in the webinar showing you how to deliver clearly understandable speech and following a natural pace based on proper articulation, a neutral accent and clear diction.
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