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PhD level for Accent-Reduction/North American for optimal rhetoric

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Accent-Reduction /North-American English Pronunciation Practice

Accent-Reduction /North-American English Pronunciation Practice

We cover and prep the essential ground elements for access to the accent blueprint for North-American English relevant to global communication and anglophone productivity.

Free

17 lessons

Watch intro

Language taught
Level
For all
Course language
english
Learners
17
Total duration
1h 38m

PhD level for Accent-Reduction/North American for optimal rhetoric

3

What you’ll learn

    Essentials/fundamentals of Accent-Reduction using multimedia

About course

Favorably and extensively reviewed and proven to be effective by students, the accent-reduction and/or speech synthesis program developed from dissertation research using multi-media methods. I have taught this subject for over eight years to public and private causes, as library, individuals, and language schools. My emphasis is an ecological approximation of the various sounds, rhythms, inflections, and patterns the spoken language integrates. The goal is to develop a comprehensive, systematic voice/accent profile based on lesson/MP3 recordings using digital audio monitoring software. Students obtain a repository of audio files during each lesson to be used for actively evaluating individual expression while waiting in line, traffic, and during breaks. Also, a crash course option exists based more on broad familiarization than intensive practice-orientation. The course encompasses more than 135 pdf and word files, along with multimedia items. I have facilitated learning for diverse age levels, as children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I have years of experience teaching ESL/English at public and private educational settings, including private school, university, library, and online web-conference. A dedicated PhD for language and E-Learning, I am a member of the Association for Language Learning, located in Leicester, UK. Sources: Burrkowsky, Mitchess (1969) Teaching American Pronunciation to Foreign Students. New York: Warren Green, 1969. Morton, H., Gunson, N., Jack, M. (2012). Interactive Language Learning through Speech-Enabled Virtual Scenarios. Advances in Human Computer Interaction. doi:10.1155/2012/389523. Zheng, D., Young, M. F., Wagner, M. M., & Brewer, R. A. (2009). Negotiation for action: English language learning in game-based virtual worlds. The Modern Language Journal, 93(4), 489. minimum configuration for online: Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, Audacity or Wavosaur, 5 MBPS Internet, webcam with mic, SSD Drive, Windows 7, or other OS recommended: Intel I7 or AMD Ryzen 5-7, Goldwave Audio, MPOW USB headset (Mpow USB Headset/3.5mm Computer with Noise Cancelling Mic Stereo Wired Headphone), 10 MBPS Internet, M.2 Drive, Windows 10 64bit.

Who this course is for

    English learners, bilinguals, polyglotts, voice (over) performers, bloggers, various professional upgraders

How to prepare

    high-speed Internet, test and configure webcam, mic, and web-conference.

Lessons

02:46
ARNAEPP Intro to Program

Intro to essentials and logistic of accent acquisition using multimedia.

ARNAEPP Intro to Program

Intro to essentials and logistic of accent acquisition using multimedia.

08:47
D Sound (Voiced / Unvoiced)
D Sound (Voiced / Unvoiced)
03:47
voiced vowel practice

practice blueprint of North-American vibrant, voiced vowels.

voiced vowel practice

practice blueprint of North-American vibrant, voiced vowels.

05:37
practice relative/short vowel ae

the distinctive blueprint and synthesis of this kinesthetic vowel.

practice relative/short vowel ae

the distinctive blueprint and synthesis of this kinesthetic vowel.

04:05
fulfillment of w semi-vowel practice

another cornerstone to the North-American phonological blueprint and proprietary accent asset.

fulfillment of w semi-vowel practice

another cornerstone to the North-American phonological blueprint and proprietary accent asset.

04:11
E + L + Z practice

sequencing and agglutinating vowels with consonants

E + L + Z practice

sequencing and agglutinating vowels with consonants

06:29
B + L consonant cluster sequencing

sequencing and transitioning while preserving distinctive phonotactic qualities.

B + L consonant cluster sequencing

sequencing and transitioning while preserving distinctive phonotactic qualities.

03:49
diphthongs topic (ai + y semi vowel + schwa)
diphthongs topic (ai + y semi vowel + schwa)
02:29
zh + sh voiced/unvoiced fricative articulation

pronouncing voiced and unvoiced fricative sounds

zh + sh voiced/unvoiced fricative articulation

pronouncing voiced and unvoiced fricative sounds

03:10
syllable stress practice

observe syllable stress patterns for variety of words

syllable stress practice

observe syllable stress patterns for variety of words

03:17
pervasive schwa sound practice

just as neutrons are the most prevalent particles around an atom, so too does the English langauge feature this type of neutralizing phenomena: so let's study the element that often tips the balance for your accent!

pervasive schwa sound practice

just as neutrons are the most prevalent particles around an atom, so too does the English langauge feature this type of neutralizing phenomena: so let's study the element that often tips the balance for your accent!

13:13
reduce glottal + TH sound practice

that humming, overshadowing glottal sound often upsets your dynamic voice. We can practice to neutralize and moderate.

reduce glottal + TH sound practice

that humming, overshadowing glottal sound often upsets your dynamic voice. We can practice to neutralize and moderate.

06:37
Linking / Liaison Practice
Linking / Liaison Practice
07:32
Intonation Practice + audio editing

We practice various intonation methods, including audio editing of recorded samples.

Intonation Practice + audio editing

We practice various intonation methods, including audio editing of recorded samples.

08:21
B+P Sounds Synthesis

tips, tricks, and strategies to distincively, audibly articulate.

B+P Sounds Synthesis

tips, tricks, and strategies to distincively, audibly articulate.

06:31
R - Sound (Rhotic/retroflex) practice

configuring and sustaining that elusive, enigmatic, worrisome R sound.

R - Sound (Rhotic/retroflex) practice

configuring and sustaining that elusive, enigmatic, worrisome R sound.

08:00
T-Allophone / Alveolar Tap

that finessed, subtle, nuanced semi-consonant

T-Allophone / Alveolar Tap

that finessed, subtle, nuanced semi-consonant

Accent-Reduction /North-American English Pronunciation Practice

Accent-Reduction /North-American English Pronunciation Practice

We cover and prep the essential ground elements for access to the accent blueprint for North-American English relevant to global communication and anglophone productivity.

Free

17 lessons
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