Advancing English Proficiency: What is possible in 75 minutes?

MEI Market Note 219 — Advancing English Proficiency: What is possible in 75 minutes?

This report is a preview of material to be presented at an introductory workshop on English proficiency at an agency of the Mexican federal government.

The initial goal will be to convince attendees that they are not actually hearing English as spoken; instead, they are hearing English through the filter of their Spanish phonological expectations.

A second goal will be to briefly present selected concepts in linguistics that illuminate previously unnoticed aspects of English pronunciation.

A third goal will be to motivate participants to undertake a new effort to advance their proficiency in English.

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Baker & Associates offers niche-market consulting services and business intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who spearheads the firm, carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. His knowledge and familiarity in these industries runs deep.

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