English Pronunciation and Typical Mistakes

The first part of this half-day workshop aims at considerably improving your tense use in English through greater awareness of a few core features of the English tense system. Under-standing a handful of typical tense aspects is going to quickly help you eliminate up to seventy or eighty percent of usual tense mistakes. The second part of the workshop then focuses on a range of similarly easy-to-fix problems in other grammar and vocabulary areas.

Aided by trainer input and feedback, you are going to practice and consolidate your tense, other grammar and vocabulary competencies individually as well as in pairs. Each problem area will be worked on in isolation as well as in context.

 Please note:

Participation is subject to the successfully passed public presentation of your dissertation project.

Date & Registration

11 May 2021, 9:00-13:00

: Online via Moodle

Registration: online 

Registration takes place exclusively online via U:Space. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.


Martin Buxbaum

Martin Buxbaum studied English and Russian at the Universities of Vienna and Toronto and, after several exciting years in performing arts management and as a theatre company and stage director, has been working as an English and soft skills trainer and freelance translator since 1999. As English Coordinator at FH des BFI Wien since 2004, Martin teaches a wide range of English language / skills courses (Moderating, Presenting, Meetings, Negotiations, …) and regularly organises English-language activities for students and staff. Martin also works as a language & skills trainer at the University of Vienna Language Centre, especially in staff development and with doctoral students, for whom he offers seminars on English Conversation in the Conference Context, Discussion Strategies in the Academic Context and Presentations Techniques. In addition, he practices psychodrama and role playing (Moreno) for personal and group development; over the past few years he has also been running a Cuban salsa dance studio in Vienna.