English Pronunciation

This half-day language workshop aims at helping participants to make their English sound more authentic and avoid typical pronunciation and related vocabulary mistakes by taking a closer look at these problems from the non-native speaker perspective. We will focus on exploring and practicing problem sounds (v/w, th, etc.) and sound sequences (-ction, -able, etc.) as well as homographs (words with one spelling but different pronunciations for different meanings or grammatical functions).

Aided by trainer input and feedback, participants will practice and consolidate their pronunciation individually as well as in pairs and small groups. Each problem sound and sound sequence as well as typical problem words 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

10 May 2021, 9:00-13:00

Location: 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.