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December 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

$200.00 – $900.00

Registration for EXPERIENCING SPEECH #28 is currently closed.

A Six-Day Online Workshop in:

the sounds of the world’s languages

the physicality of speech actions

introducing descriptive phonetics

the skills of formal and informal speech

With Teachers Julie Foh, Eliza Simpson, & Jeremy Sortore

December 12th-18th, 2020, 8am-3pm Pacific Time.

Daily lunch break 11am-12pm.

December 15th will be a day off.

All sessions will be recorded and shared with participants.

Click here for a full description of the workshop.

“Experiencing Speech has been a practical, detailed and really fun exploration of all the possible speech sounds – I felt as though I was in the safest, most experienced possible hands and it’s been a joy to share the time with such an interested, warm group of people. The online format really worked for me with this course: we had break rooms to work in smaller groups, a ‘hands up’ system for questions (which worked really fluidly), an ability to quickly share resources and virtual whiteboards and best of all everything was recorded meaning that we could relax and enjoy the course knowing that we would be able to come back and rewatch any areas that we wanted to later.”

– Chris


Workshop Costs:       

VASTA Members    


ANY Union Members




* Use the code “vasta” when checking out.
** Use the code “unionpride” when checking out.
*** If you’re interested in repeating an “Experiencing…” workshop that you’ve already taken, add your name to the “re-taker” waitlist here. We will contact you two weeks prior to the start of the workshop to let you know if there is space for you and provide you with a discount code for 1/2 off the full price of the workshop (discounts cannot be combined).

There is also a PART ONE ONLY OPTION for $500 ($400 with union membership)!

This three-day session (Part One) focuses on:

Awareness and practice of precise articulation action

The physical actions that produce all the sounds of the world’s languages—”Omnish”

Vocal Tract Posture—the articulatory basis for the sounds in accents and languages

This session will also prepare the participant for Part Two, which includes detailed phonetic transcription and an exploration of the skills of formal and informal speech. (No phonetic transcription will be used in Part One of the workshop.) Email knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com if interested in a PART ONE ONLY OPTION.



In order to plan effectively for these workshops, it’s important to have a clear sense of the commitment of potential participants. For that reason we ask for a deposit of $200 to secure your place in the workshop. This is due six weeks prior to the start of the workshop, on October 31st, 2020. The full payment is due three weeks prior to the start of the workshop, on November 21st, 2020. If your plans change, and you are unable to attend, we will refund any payment less $75 if you inform us by November 28th, 2020. After that date, however, no refunds are possible. Please plan accordingly.


December 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am
December 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
$200.00 – $900.00
Event Category:


United States


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