[Noisebridge-discuss] Accent Workshop Class for Non-native Speakers

Artur Moczulski artur.moczulski at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 06:26:41 UTC 2014

Hey Samir,

Great question! I'm rushing with an answer.

Accent is not something you loose, it's something you learn. The fact that
you practice pronouncing English correctly does not mean you loose the
ability to speak with your mother-tongue inhabited accent. Phonetics is a
broad field of language studies, but in practical terms it very often comes
down to long hours of training.

Answering the question:

I want to create an environment where people would be able to practice
speaking English correctly and in understandable fashion. Being married to
a native speaker and working in an office environment myself, I do know how
lack of understandable pronunciation might be a problem. And even more in
social gathering situations.

There are professional workshops and one-on-one practice sessions out
there, but they are usually highly overbooked and are pretty expensive. I
want to create alternative, open workshop, where myself and other people
like me can work on improving their English.

Having that said, I am not a professional in this field myself and I am
more aiming towards organizing sort of a study group.

I hope this made it much more clear.

Best regards,
Artur Moczulski

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
+1 (563) 321 - 3382

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Samir Faci <samir at esamir.com> wrote:

> Maybe I'm misunderstand the end goal here, but what exactly do you plan to
> accomplish with this? Helping non-natives lose their accents?
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM, Artur Moczulski <
> artur.moczulski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey Noisbridge Members,
>> I would like to organize an accent and pronunciation workshop for
>> non-native speakers at Noisebridge. I am aiming for a 2 hour slot on
>> Saturday at noon. I would like to use one of the classrooms for this.
>> I would like to promote the workshop by various "social" websites
>> including meetup.com and any other way that will help me build the core
>> group.
>> Is there anything I should know about organizing events at Noisebridge,
>> outside of what is included here:
>> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Hosting_an_Event ? Do you have any tips
>> on how to book the classroom for this?
>> Best regards,
>> Artur Moczulski
>> "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
>> +1 (563) 321 - 3382
>> about.me/amoczulski
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