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English Pronunciation: Confidence Combo for Careers   

In order to reflect CUNY's decision to offer both live and distance-learning courses, Au Pair Experience will be continuing to offer classes in an online format as well as classes that meet in person. Online courses will be held for the same number of credits as our in-person option. Please email us with questions at


English Pronunciation: Confidence Combo for Careers

This course covers three major areas that help you achieve confidence and success: Presentation Skills, Speaking Techniques, and Pronunciation. Classes focus on a combination of skills needed to enhance your business and your personal lives.

Interview Strategies

  • Do you freeze when you are asked: “Tell me about yourself” during an interview?
  • What is Really Listening? Are you too nervous to Really Listen?
  • How do you answer awkward questions?
  • What questions can, and should, you ask? Telephone interviews; ZOOM interviews. How are they different from face-to-face interviews?

    Speaking Techniques
  • Pronunciation: Are certain sounds, words, or combinations of words difficult to say? Does the last word of your sentence get lost?
  • Projection: Are you asked to repeat yourself when you order something? Can people hear you easily?

    Presentation Skills
  • Most people fear giving Public Presentations. Do you?
  • Learn various techniques to overcome your specific fear of speaking.
  • Learn types of breathing to relax; breathing to energize.


  • Elizabeth Marner-Brooks is an Associate Professor at The New School for Public Engagement, where she teaches Listening/Speaking, Pronunciation, and Reading. Elizabeth has created and taught courses in Presentations, Public Speaking, “Acting for Non-Actors”, and “Be Assertive: Speak Up & Speak Out” for The New School.

    During her career as a professional actor and public speaker, Elizabeth represented major corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and CBS Television Network throughout the United States..

    More information
    To read specifics about class schedules and requirements for this course, click here.

    There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

    Registration and Enrollment
    This course meets in person in Manhattan. Add to cart and check out.

  • English Pronunciation: Confidence Combo for Careers
  • Fee: $275.00
    Dates: 11/9/2022 - 12/10/2022
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Days: W Sa
    Sessions: 9
    Building: To Be Determined
    Instructor: Elizabeth Marner-Brooks

    Class meets in-person in NYC Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:00pm and Saturdays 10am-12:30pm. *There is no class November 23 and 26.*

  • English Pronunciation: Confidence Combo for Careers
  • Fee: $275.00
    Item Number: SF22SF22APX16Sept
    Dates: 9/21/2022 - 10/19/2022
    Times: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: W Sa
    Sessions: 8
    Building: Online
    Instructor: Elizabeth Marner-Brooks
    REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. This class is already in session.
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    September 21 - October 19, 2022


Center for Continuing Education & Workforce Development
25 Broadway 8th Fl, New York, NY 10004
(212) 346-8410