Workshop Speech Therapy: this will make your Dutch sound really Dutch!
Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)
This Workshop Speech Therapy: this will make your Dutch sound really Dutch! is for NT2 learners of all levels. This workshop provides opportunities to practise the musicality of the Dutch language.
COVID-19: As long as the measures against the coronavirus are still in place, we will continue to host our classes in virtual classrooms. For the courses that start in the week of 20 April, we offer a free flexible booking policy.
Starting from 18 May 2020
About the Workshop Speech Therapy: this will make your Dutch sound really Dutch!
Maurice is from France and he has lived and worked in the Netherlands for 10 years now. He registered for speech therapy lessons because at work he had heard that his intelligibility was insufficient. After listening to his pronunciation, it appeared that his Dutch continued to sound very French because he placed word stress incorrectly. His intonation was also very flat because he spoke too quickly. By working at correct word stress placement, correct intonation, and his pace of speaking, Maurice spoke much better Dutch after the speech therapy lessons.
Speech therapy for NT2 speakers comprises much more than just learning how to pronounce sounds better. Real-life experience as well as research has shown that placing stress correctly, using correct intonation patterns, placing pauses correctly, and pace are of even greater importance to be easily intelligible.
Good use of syllable stress, intonation and rhythm, as well as speaking pace are important features of intelligible speech. The participants will listen to each other and every participant will receive tailored feedback and advice. The focus is on practising together. The aim of this workshop is to make your Dutch sound properly Dutch. Everyone will receive practical advice on how to continue improving their speech patterns themselves.
In this workshop you will learn how to correctly place word stress and sentence stress, and use pace and intonation correctly in Dutch. You can start with level A1+.
In this workshop you will work with plenary explanations and exercises. Activities are given in small groups.
During the workshop you will receive materials from the teacher.
This workshop consists of 1 sessions of 3 hours at Babel in Utrecht.
- The language of instruction is Dutch.
- During the workshop you will receive materials from the teacher.
- If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.
- Starting date: 18 May 2020
Day Date Start End Monday 18 May 2020 18:00 21:00