American English Consonants for All
What you'll learn
- Learn how to produce all the English consonants
- Learn how to distinguish commonly confused consonants
- Reinforce your practice with repetition audio practice
- Learn to self-correct.
- the ability to read English
You can learn to articulate clearly! Messy consonants make it difficult or impossible for others to understand you. Learn to produce and distinguish between all the English consonants at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a word. The course is dense with detail about every consonant, so you may have to watch certain parts more than once to make sure you've got it. You'll learn different spelling patterns for each consonant sound. You'll learn the common pitfalls for each consonant sound and how to avoid them. And you'll l earn how consonants change as they connect to other words. Example sentences are from every day life as well as high tech or business fields, so you will be exposed to a variety of vocabulary. The course includes repetition audio practice so you can repeat the sentences over and over again to develop muscle memory. This course has lessons for learners from various language backgrounds. It will be beneficial for Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Russian speakers and more. The instructor has free office hours on Zoom once a month, so you are invited to meet her for questions and to have her check your pronunciation and whether you are incorporating the information properly.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation of American English
Sheila has been coaching accent reduction for over 15 years. She holds a master's degree in teaching ESL from the University of Illinois and is the owner of Smooth English. She lives in Silicon Valley where she teaches private English lessons in person or on Zoom. She has students in a variety of professions from all over the world. She has always had a love for the sound of English and values great diction in speakers.