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Specialised vocabulary and pronunciation
TerminologySome industries are famous for having a mountain of complex words, whether it’s the Latin and French words of the legal profession, the creative brand and scientific names in pharmacology, or the diverse terms for ingredients, dishes and beverages in the food industry! And then there’s medicine, with an overwhelming range of specialist terms (see below for the special section for healthcare professionals). It’s hard enough to manage much of this if English is your first language, so imagine the challenges for second-language English speakers! For professionals in highly technical areas, mastering the language and vocabulary of their profession in English is essential. Ear & Speak has helped many doctors, engineers, accountants, financial analysts and IT specialists to improve their English technical pronunciation and business English skills, understand the needs of interviewers and, in the long term, the demands of communicating with clients. Let us help you.
Those words can be scaryWe’ve all experienced the rush of anxiety when we sit down in a restaurant and see a menu item that looks completely unpronounceable! And most of us have had to say someone’s name that was very complex. Can you pronounce verdelho, Leberwurst, gnocchi, Nguyen, Gewürztraminer, millefeuille, Xi Jinping, Åsa, jamón, Moët, ...? Have a look at our Pronunciation of foreign names, places and more page for some fun. For some people, the fear of these seemingly unpronounceable words can be paralysing. Ear & Speak can train you to reduce your anxiety through an understanding of how these unfamiliar words are likely to be pronounced. If you’re working in a field where there are lots of foreign words or names used, we can help you make a better, more professional impression on customers and colleagues by sharpening your pronunciation of unfamiliar words. Whether you’re a waiter, an airline employee or an executive at a multinational, our friendly and enlightening approach to language will make things easier for you.
Interviews and exams
Ear & Speak can help you prepare for interviews for all sorts of purposes, from entry-level job interviews to professional management positions to occupational admission/qualification tests. We specialise in helping:
- young graduates/professionals from any background
- established professionals who speak English as a second language, and
- medical admission and qualification candidates who speak English as a second language.