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In this course, you’ll practice the sounds of American English that might sometimes be confusing. You'll practice both consonant and vowel sounds. You’ll also learn about the things that give English its special “music,” such as how to stress the right syllable in a word, how to make your voice go up and down in a natural-sounding melody, and how to naturally connect sounds and words. Learning these things will help you speak more clearly and make sure that others can understand what you're saying. This course is useful for English language learners who want to improve pronunciation of American English for better communication. Note that access to all of the lectures and handouts are free to anyone, but the graded assignments and quizzes are only available in the paid version of the course. You will need to submit recordings of your own pronunciation for graded assignments....
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21 минуты на завершение

Welcome

In this course, you will learn about the consonant and vowel sounds of American English and practice some of the difficult sounds. You will also learn about and practice intonation and stress. Practicing these things will help you improve your pronunciation and make your speech easier for others to understand....
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2 видео (всего 1 мин.), 1 тест
Video2 видео
Welcome1мин
Meet Your Teacherмин
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4 ч. на завершение

Tricky Consonant Sounds

In this first week, you will practice the consonant sounds of American English. Consonants are the sounds where the air coming up from your lungs meets some obstacles on the way. The first sounds in the words time, sand, and moon are consonants. After a quick quiz to find out which consonant sounds are the most difficult for you, you’ll practice some pairs of sounds that might be confusing and learn some tricks for telling them apart, and you’ll start to understand how your mouth moves when you say these sounds....
Reading
9 видео (всего 58 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 5 тестов
Video9 видео
Consonants Overview5мин
Tricky Consonant Pairs Part 19мин
Tricky Consonant Pairs Part 210мин
Consonant Pairs Practice5мин
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters7мин
Final Consonants Practice6мин
Shadowing a Conversation4мин
Pronunciation Tips5мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Consonants Pre-Test Directions5мин
Supplemental Materials2мин
Consonants Overview2мин
Tricky Consonant Pairs2мин
Final Consonant Clusters1мин
Shadowing Directions2мин
Shadowing Assignmentмин
Pronunciation Tips3мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Consonants Pre-Test24мин
Tricky Consonant Contrasts Practice Quiz10мин
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Practice Quiz10мин
Graded Quiz20мин

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4 ч. на завершение

Tricky Vowel Sounds

This week, you’ll practice some tricky vowel sounds in American English. Vowels are sounds that come out of your mouth very smoothly, like the first sounds in apple, ocean, and out. Vowel sounds are very important for being understood in English. They’re the “heart” of each syllable, and they need to be said clearly to avoid misunderstanding. Our goal is to help you pronounce English in a way that can be easily understood by listeners in real life, and mastering vowel sounds is an important step toward that goal. Now let’s practice the vowel sounds of American English....
Reading
9 видео (всего 50 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 5 тестов
Video9 видео
Vowel Sounds Overview3мин
Tricky Vowel Contrasts Part 17мин
Tricky Vowel Contrasts Part 26мин
Tricky Vowel Pairs Practice6мин
Unstressed Vowels6мин
Unstressed Vowels Practice5мин
Shadowing a Conversation3мин
Pronunciation Tips5мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Vowels Pre-Test Directions5мин
Supplemental Materials5мин
Tricky Vowel Contrasts2мин
Unstressed Vowels1мин
Shadowing Directions2мин
Shadowing Assignmentмин
Pronunciation Tips3мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Vowels Pre-Test24мин
Tricky Vowels Practice Quiz10мин
Unstressed Vowels Practice Quiz10мин
Graded Quiz20мин

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5 ч. на завершение

The Music of American English Pronunciation

This week, you’ll learn about some things that give English its special rhythm and melody. You’ll learn about syllables—the small chunks of sound that make up the “beats” in words—and word stress—the way some parts of words are emphasized more than others. You’ll also see how some words become shorter and weaker when we talk. Since these words are used very often in ordinary speaking, we can’t understand spoken English without them. Our goal this week is to help you use the music of English to communicate more effectively and to be understood more easily when you speak. Enjoy learning about the music of American English pronunciation....
Reading
11 видео (всего 66 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 5 тестов
Video11 видео
Syllables and Word Stress6мин
Syllables and Word Stress Practice4мин
Intonation8мин
Intonation Practice8мин
Linking in Connected Speech8мин
Linking Connected Speech Practice6мин
Reduced Words6мин
Reduced Words Practice4мин
Shadowing a Conversation2мин
Pronunciation Tips6мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Supplemental Materials5мин
Thought Groups and Intonation1мин
Supplemental Materials5мин
Connected Speech and Reducing Sounds1мин
Supplemental Materials10мин
Shadowing Directions10мин
Shadowing Assignmentмин
Pronunciation Tips3мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Syllables and Word Stress Practice Quiz10мин
Intonation Practice Quiz10мин
Connected Speech Practice Quiz10мин
Graded Quiz20мин

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4 ч. на завершение

Other Tricky Things

In this final week of the course, you'll look at a few more tricky points in American English pronunciation. First, you’ll learn about the different ways to pronounce the –s and –ed word endings, which have important grammatical meanings, and you’ll learn when to use each kind of pronunciation. Next, you’ll practice pronouncing numbers like 14 and 40, 15 and 50, 16 and 60 that can cause misunderstandings. You’ll also learn about the pronunciation of the words “can” and “can’t” –the difference between them might surprise you. Finally, you’ll practice some sound changes that happen when words come together in common spoken expressions like "gonna" for "going to," "wanna" for "want to," and "shoulda" for "should have."...
Reading
8 видео (всего 45 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 5 тестов
Video8 видео
-S and -Ed Endings Practice5мин
Some Tricky Words6мин
Some Tricky Words Practice6мин
Common Linked Expressions5мин
Common Linked Expressions Practice4мин
Shadowing a Conversation3мин
Pronunciation Tips5мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
-S and -Ed Endings1мин
Supplemental Materials10мин
Tricky Words1мин
Common Linked Expressions1мин
Shadowing Directions2мин
Shadowing Assignmentмин
Pronunciation Tips3мин
Learn More1мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
-S and -Ed Endings Practice Quiz10мин
Tricky Words Practice Quiz10мин
Linked Expressions Quiz10мин
Graded Quiz20мин

Преподавателя

Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education

Marla Yoshida

Academic Coordinator
International Programs

О University of California, Irvine

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will need a computer, smart phone, or other recording device to record your voice in .mp3 format for graded assignments.

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