SPEAKING CLEARLY AT THE WORKPLACE

Course overview

Speaking clearly is an essential life skill. However, in our multi-lingual society, many infuse English with Chinese dialects, Malay and Tamil both at the formal workplace and in informal settings. This can lead to a lower proficiency in spoken English which may affect self-esteem and organisation image.

In this programme, you will learn the features of standard pronunciation, right vocabulary and correct grammar for spoken English at the workplace. This will help to identify and correct common errors. You will also apply practical strategies and use good resources as a follow-up to self-improvement and building confidence.

Course benefits

Business Outcomes:

Participants will speak more clearly and confidently. This will result in more effective communication among all stakeholders, and better image and higher productivity for the organisation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and correct common errors in speaking
  • Be able to code switch in different settings
  • Use correct grammar structures in speaking
  • Use standard spoken English sounds
  • Apply strategies to improve speaking

Course outline

Importance of speaking clearly at the workplace

Word Selection

  • Singlish vs Standard English words
  • Wrong usage of words
  • Use of particles “lah”, “leh”, “lor”, “meh”, “hor”
  • Code switch in context

Grammar Structure

  • Plural markers
  • Present and past tense markers
  • “Be” verb omission
  • Preposition issues
  • Question forms

Pronunciation Clarity

  • IPA phonetic transcription
  • Common consonant and vowel sounds
  • Word stress and schwa sound
  • Silent letters

Strategies and resources for better spoken English

Duration

2 day(s)

Who should attend?

(Level 1) Administrative & Support    

(Level 2) Supervisors, Executive, & Emerging Managers    

(Level 3) New Managers    

Programme leader

Audrey Lai has been a language trainer for 20 years, developing and delivering business English courses for both the public and private sectors. She has also trained corporate clients in Brunei and Malaysia.

Audrey is passionate about lifelong learning. She is able to empathise with learners and to motivate them to improve their communication skills. She has consistently received good feedback on her subject knowledge, clear instructions and practical examples for the programmes she develops and conducts.

Course fee

Programme Fee Amount (including 7% GST) Remarks
Member Total Fee $588.50 -
Non-Member Total Fee $695.50 -

Enquiries : Lee Yoke Leng - 62485892 | 62466746, yokeleng@sim.edu.sg


Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate.

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