American English Pronunciation: Vowels and Consonants
4.6 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
121 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add American English Pronunciation: Vowels and Consonants to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

American English Pronunciation: Vowels and Consonants

Learn how to pronounce all English vowels and consonants with an American accent
4.6 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
121 students enrolled
Created by Jennifer Wagner
Last updated 3/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Pronounce all of the vowels and consonants of American English.
  • Better predict the pronunciation of words based on the spelling.
  • Speak more confidently with an American accent.
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • Students should have some knowledge of English, since the lectures are in English only.
  • Students should have a recording device (voice recorder on phone or program on computer) to record their own pronunciation to practice the sounds.
Description

American English Pronunciation: Vowels and Consonants is a pronunciation course for English learners who want to speak with an American accent. Students will learn how to pronounce all vowels and consonants of American English, and how these sounds are usually spelled.

In addition to each vowel and consonant sound, video lectures include homophones, suffixes, consonant clusters, contractions, and commonly mispronounced words. Listening and multiple choice quizzes are also included to test your pronunciation knowledge.

New videos and quizzes will be added in the future based on feedback from students.

Thank you for your interest in American English pronunciation!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all English learners who want to improve their pronunciation of American English.
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
55 Lectures
03:01:33
+
Introduction
3 Lectures 12:21

Learn about the structure of this course and the experience of your instructor, Dr. Jennie Wagner

Preview 03:10


Learn what letters are silent in certain words - what NOT to pronounce!

Preview 05:12
+
Long Vowels and Diphthongs of American English
8 Lectures 18:17


Long Vowel /e/ as in bait
02:17

Long Vowel /o/ as in boat
03:00

Long Vowel /u/ as in boot
02:38

Diphthong /ɑʊ/ as in cow
01:47

Diphthong /ɑɪ/ as in buy
03:33

Diphthong /ɔɪ/ as in toy
01:36
+
Short Vowels of American English
7 Lectures 14:54
Short Vowel /ɪ/ as in did
02:17

Short Vowel /ɛ/ as in bed
01:44

Short Vowel /ʊ/ as in book
01:28

Short Vowel /ɔ/ as in taught
02:31

Short Vowel /ɑ/ as in not
01:53

Short Vowel /æ/ as in man
01:51

Short Vowel /ʌ/ or /ə/ as in sun
03:10
+
All Vowels of American English
7 Lectures 28:01

Homophones - Different Spelling and Meaning, Same Pronunciation
04:17

Adding Suffixes Changes Vowel Sounds
04:08

How to Pronounce -ough
03:23

Which Word Has a Different Vowel Sound? Listening Quiz
06:20

Vowels: Which Word Do You Hear? Listening Quiz
05:40

Vowel Sounds Exercises
00:08
+
Stops - Consonants of American English
4 Lectures 11:51


Alveolar Stops /t/ and /d/ + Alveolar Flap /ɾ/ + Glottal Stop /ʔ/
06:09

Velar Stops /k/ and /ɡ/
02:15
+
Fricatives - Consonants of American English
5 Lectures 16:23
Labiodental Fricatives /f/ and /v/ as in fan and van
03:11

Interdental Fricatives /θ/ and /ð/ as in thin and this
03:36

Alveolar Fricatives /s/ and /z/ as in sue and zoo
03:55

Postalveolar Fricatives /ʃ/ and /ʒ/ as in shoe and beige
02:51

Glottal Fricative /h/ as in hot
02:50

Pronunciation of h Multiple Choice Quiz
5 questions
+
Affricates, Glides, and Nasals - Consonants of American English
5 Lectures 18:35
Postalveolar Affricates /ʧ/ and /ʤ/ and Palatal Glide /j/
05:22

Alveolar glide /ɹ/, alveolar lateral /l/, bilabial glide /w/
04:22

Pronouncing r after a vowel /ɹ/ or /ɚ/
03:19

Pronouncing l after a vowel /ɫ/
02:07

Bilabial Nasals /m/ /n/ /ŋ/ as in sum, sun, and sung
03:25
+
All Consonants of American English
7 Lectures 31:17

Consonant Clusters at the Ends of Words
05:48

Contractions with Be and Have
03:28

Contractions with Had, Would, Will
03:53


Contractions with Question Words and Verbs
04:12

Consonants: Which Word Do You Hear? Listening Quiz
05:23

Pronunciation of -ed Multiple Choice Quiz
6 questions

Pronunciation of -s/-es Multiple Choice Quiz
6 questions
+
More American English
9 Lectures 30:04


Homographs - Same Spelling, Different Pronunciation and Meaning
02:33

Two Pronunciations, Same Meaning
03:05

Which Sentence Do You Hear? Listening Quiz
05:49

British vs. American Pronunciation
02:54


Pronunciation Website Links
00:13

About the Instructor
Jennifer Wagner
4.5 Average rating
85 Reviews
2,452 Students
2 Courses
PhD in Applied Linguistics & Language Teacher

Dr. Jennifer Wagner has a PhD in Applied Linguistics with a focus on the teaching of French as well as a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate. She has been teaching English, French, and linguistics for ten years at high schools and universities in the US, France, and Australia, and helping others learn languages online through her ielanguages website. She also studies several languages simultaneously and loves to travel.