The Speaking Pastoral
English in America Course (S.P.E.A.C.) workbook is designed to
help ministers serving in the United States to produce
listener-friendly speech patterns for U.S. audiences.
S.P.E.A.C. targets each sound in North American Standard
English, and gives the speaker ample practice and techniques to
produce the sound accurately and clearly.
In addition to sound work, S.P.E.A.C. has sentence-level
practice so that speech is produced with proper stress, phrasing,
rhythm and intonation, all of which contribute to more
comprehensible speech patterns.
Words found in the practice list are compiled from
the Roman Missal and
the New American Bible Concise
Concordance. The words are chosen because they are
likely to be used in liturgical and pastoral contexts.
An audio CD is included for the practice words lists.
Author Jeff Jenkins earned a BA from Murray State
University in organizational communication, an MA from Murray
State University in TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of
Other Languages, an MA from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of
Theology in Catholic Thought and Life, and a certificate in
Catholic social teaching from The Catholic University of America.
He is a member of TESOL and a certified trainer of the Compton
P-ESL accent modification method.
Contributor Clare Haden was a vocal coach, performer and teacher
in professional theater and served as the oral communications
specialist at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. She is
a member of Actors' Equity Association, Voice and Speech Trainers
Association and TESOL. Ms. Haden is a certified trainer of the
Compton P-ESL accent modification method.
Speaking Pastoral English in America Course (S.P.E.A.C.)
is available from Saint Meinrad's Scholar