Accent Freedom’s® Techniques for American English Clarity
3.3 (28 ratings)
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Accent Freedom’s® Techniques for American English Clarity

Learn The American Accent.
3.3 (28 ratings)
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1,067 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will be able to apply techniques learned so they are able to be understood the first time
  • Feel confident when speaking American English
  • Improved speech clarity during interviews
  • Improved rapport with colleagues, clients, and customers
  • Increase leadership opportunities by improving communication skills
Requirements
  • Audio ...a quiet place to practice
  • Ability to speak English at at least a moderate level
Description

Accent Freedom’s Quick and Easy Techniques for American English Clarity is a short course for non-native English speakers to address the major issues of English clarity.  We will focus on accent reduction and learning the proper way to use the American English accent. We will look at the big picture and give you practical techniques that you can immediately put into action to be better understood in the workplace and in your personal life.  We will discuss five different techniques with 11 sub-lessons to help you understand and utilize these techniques. We hope you enjoy the course!

Who this course is for:
  • Non-native English speakers who wish to improve English clarity
  • Those tired of always being asked to repeat themselves
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:05:54
+ Accent Freedom’s® Quick and Easy Techniques for American English Clarity
5 lectures 07:50

During this course you will learn 5 specific techniques that you can quickly implement so your speech will be more  understandable to your listener. You won’t have to endure that dreaded question “What did you say?” any longer! Study these 5 techniques and start using them right away!

Preview 01:28
+ Technique 1 – Slow your speech rate – There’s more to it than just slowing down!
9 lectures 17:01
Reasons to slow your speech rate
00:59
Lengthen your vowels
01:35
Take control of the rate of your conversations
00:53
Slow your multi-syllabic words –
00:04
- i. What is a multi-syllabic word?
02:50
- ii. Practicing- multi-syllabic words
07:28
- iii. Multi-syllabic Assignment #1
01:08
- iv. Multi-syllabic Assignment #2
00:55
+ Technique 2 – Voice Projection
2 lectures 02:59
Voice Projection
00:50
What is voice projection?
02:09
+ Technique 3 – Intonation
9 lectures 15:04
Technique 3 – Intonation
00:27
What is Intonation?
01:00
Why is intonation so important?
01:48
Stress
00:33
- i. Rules for N vs V Syllable Stress
03:11
- ii. Rules for words ending in “ation”
02:14
- iii. Rules for words ending in “ability”
01:25
Intonation Summary
01:34
+ Technique 4 – Final Sounds
3 lectures 03:47
Technique 4 – Final Sounds
00:09
Importance of Final Sounds
01:28
Practice - Final Sounds
02:10
+ Technique 5 – Voicing
2 lectures 08:14
What is Voicing?
01:26
Practice- Voicing
06:48
+ Review & Conclusion
2 lectures 10:59
Review
09:13
Conclusion and Additional Resources
01:46