“Say What?” Pronunciation Class

What is the “Say What?” Pronunciation Class

Are you learning English as a second language? Do you find it difficult to make the sounds of English? For example, is the voiceless “th” consonant sound in the word thing, or the voiced long “e” sound in the word “sleep,” difficult for you to pronounce? In that case, the “Say What?” Pronunciation Class is for you.

This class is for basic language learners who are connected by the same first language or language family background. A volunteer teacher uses pronunciation computer software and paper based exercises to deliver individual and group exercises to the class. These exercises help students improve their English pronunciation skills, and help them to be more confident when they speak English outside of the class in their daily lives.

This program is funded with the support of:

When is it?

Each Language Group is held on one day of the week. Intake is ongoing, meaning that you can register to join at any time.

Language Groups

South Asian Language Group

  • Includes: Nepali, Bhutanese, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Pashto.

Middle Eastern Language Group

  • Includes: Arabic

Southeast Asian Language Group

  • Includes: Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese
Language Groups Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
South Asian Language Group 3:00PM-4:00PM
Middle Eastern Language Group 3:00PM-4:00PM
Southeast Asian Language Group 3:00PM-4:00PM

Where is it?

This program is offered at the following location:

  • CIES Whitehorn (NE)
    • 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast, Calgary, AB, T1Y 7L9
    • CIES Whitehorn – Email

What is the cost?

This program is offered for free with no registration fees.

How do I join?

Requirements / Eligibility

To join this program you must meet the following eligibility:

  • Have legal status that will allow you to study in Canada.
  • Have a desire to attend class regularly and improve your pronunciation.

Joining this program

To join this program, please visit fill out the following form. Preference will be given to low-income individuals for placement in class.








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What If I Have Other Questions?

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