English is the lingua franca of
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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
English is not only the most spoken language in the world, it is the lingua franca of international business. It’s a commonplace for parties from different countries to enter into contracts in English, even if neither party is from an English-speaking country.
English is also the international language of travel. It is by far the most widely spoken second language in the world. Wherever we travel to, we have experienced international travellers communicating in English and as the international language of aviation, pilots and cabin crew all need to speak English.
PRONUNCIATION | ARTICULATION
Pronunciation is a physical exercise and to learn a new language other than your native tongue requires re-training of the muscles we use to speak. This training is very specific in order for the learner to articulate accurately. Learning to speak a new language takes training, just like an athlete being trained for a specific sport, they will repeat the same training exercise daily in order to master their skill.
Pronunciation forms an essential component of language learning and teaching, Speech Etiquette follows the traditional choice to use RP as a model accent for learners to aim at.
RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION (RP)
Received Pronunciation is the accent traditionally regarded as the standard for British English, and it has been associated with high social class. The word ‘received’ conveys its original meaning of ‘accepted’ or ‘approved’. RP is commonly described as the ‘British accent’ and is widely spoken in the south of England, and has most in common with the dialects of London, Oxford and Cambridge.
Elocution is the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone as well as the idea and practice of effective speech and its forms.
Speaking is an art and it requires adequate training just like learning to play an instrument. Articulation is the foundation to speech clarity. This is guaranteed an investment that will continue to enrich you, an infinite ROI (Return On Investment). Never underestimate the power of speaking.
Intonation describes how the voice rises and falls in speech. The three main patterns of intonation in English are: falling intonation, rising intonation and fall-rise intonation.
Many non-native English speakers tend to speak English using the same intonation that they use when speaking in their native language. This is why when they speak, their delivery sounds strange and can be hard to understand.
SPEAKING WELL IS ESSENTIAL
Speech Etiquette understands the language barrier between you and your clients, potential job promotions or even making new friends can become a challenge. Speech Etiquette focuses on every detail, every sound and every word. We aim to get you over these hurdles and teach you the very best of the English language.
Speech Etiquette is working with people from different walks of life with varied experience of the real world. You will get the benefits of their knowledge and expertise. From everyday essentials such as pronunciation and articulation to how to use English more accurately and the use of business English, Speech Etiquette has got you covered. Tutors and coaches are carefully handpicked by us to offer you the best tuition. With years of experience in business, teaching, mentoring and coaching, each tutor and coach excels in their own specific way to help you to reach your goals.
Speaking well is attractive, it gives you confidence, improves self-esteem and opens new doors. A solid foundation gives you a better chance to build and master your own command of English. Nothing comes easy, it will take hard work and long hours but we will make it a fun and enjoyable journey for you.
Speech Etiquette’s aim is to take your English out of the playground and into the real world.
Every detail matters, YOU matter!
– SPEECH ETIQUETTE
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