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Pronouncing Unfamiliar Names: Tips from a Language Teacher

  • 14 Jul 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites, 201 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840


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Our Topic: Pronouncing Unfamiliar Names: Tips from a Language Teacher

Saying someone's name correctly (or at least close!) is a show of respect. It can be hard when names are unfamiliar or foreign. This session will give you strategies for pronouncing names from different language groups that are represented at Texas A&M.

Our Speaker: Ginessa Payne, M.A., Instructional Consultant, English Language Proficiency Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University
As an English Language Proficiency Consultant in the Center for Teaching Excellence, Ginessa Lawson Payne provides linguistic support to international professors, teaching assistants, and graduate students for whom English is a second language (ESL). In diagnostic interviews, group practice sessions, class observations, and private consultations, she identifies areas of strength and weakness and provides or recommends activities to improve fluency and accuracy, with the goal of comprehensibility.

Menu: Mixed Green Salad, Smoked Paprika Roasted Pork Loin, Clover & Honey Glazed Carrots, Garlic Cream Cheese Grits and Buttermilk Biscuits

Payment: Please pay online for advance registration. Walk-in registrations at the door will be $25 for members and non-members. While we make every effort to ensure space for our walk-ins, they are not guaranteed.

Venue Information:

Available parking in parking garage adjacent to the hotel.

Enter the hotel through parking garage.

Use the following link to access a map of the area: https://tx.ag/Embassy

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