American English Vowels for Indian IT Professionals
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- 24 downloadable resources
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- Pronounce English vowels correctly or be able to monitor yourself for correct pronunciation
- Students are from India and work in the American IT industry, with a working knowledge of English.
In this American English pronunciation course, specifically designed to meet the needs of speakers from India, learn to accurately produce the American vowels which Indian speakers of English often confuse. These tricky vowels include learning to distinguish between "peek" and "pick" and between "look" and "Luke." Also learn to distinguish between "bone and "born" and many other troublesome pairs. Computer professionals can learn to reduce or minimize their accents in an IT vocabulary context. Repetition audio practice is included so you can repeat the target phrases until the correct pronunciation becomes part of your muscle memory!
- Advanced English language learners from India, who work in the American IT industry
Congratulations for taking this important step in perfecting your English pronunciation! I have been helping Indian It professionals for quite some time, so I know what kinds of pronunciation errors Indians make. Learn all those errors and how to correct them in this course. Go through the course one video at a time. Pause and rewind as much as you need to in order to internalize the information. Download the written lesson for each video to help organize the information visually.
Learn how to distinguish between voiced and voiceless consonants and how the preceding vowel changes to influence the voicing of the consonant. Next get into the habit of practicing with the repetition practice audios I've provided in the downloadable materials section. Listen and repeat exactly what you hear. Doing this 8-10 times will solidify your theoretical understanding and help you put it into practice!
Learn what all the front vowels have in common and how to distinguish between each one. Learn how tongue / jaw height and tongue / cheek tension help distinguish between the front vowels: Long E, Short I, Long A, Short E and Short A.
Learn to distinguish Long E and Short I based on tongue placement and tenseness. After watching the lesson, be sure to practice with the repetition audio located in the downloadable materials. Repeat each phrase after me 8-10 times. Practice makes perfect!
Learn to make a full Long A and the end of a word. Then learn to distinguish between Long A and Short E. The perfect both skills by listening to and repeating the sentences in the repetition audio located in downloadable materials. This repetition practice is crucial for making a change in your accent!