American English Vowels for Indian IT Professionals
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American English Vowels for Indian IT Professionals

American English Pronunciation for Indian IT Professionals: Part I- Vowels
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Created by Sheila Lebedenko
Last updated 1/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 24 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Pronounce English vowels correctly or be able to monitor yourself for correct pronunciation
Requirements
  • Students are from India and work in the American IT industry, with a working knowledge of English.
Description

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!

Who this course is for:
  • Advanced English language learners from India, who work in the American IT industry
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:07:24
+ An introduction to the course
1 lecture 02:14

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.

Preview 02:14
Quiz on Intro
2 questions
+ Vowel Overview
1 lecture 16:02

Learn how to read the vowel chart which tells you how each vowel is distinct from all the others. 

Vowel Chart Explained
16:02
+ Vowel Lengthening
1 lecture 04:15

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!

Preview 04:15

Make sure you understand the difference between voiced and voiceless consonants and how they are influenced by their preceding vowels.

Vowel Lengthening
3 questions
+ Front Vowels
4 lectures 15:27

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.

Preview 02:49

Make sure you understand which vowels are high and low and which are tense and relaxed, as well as what it means to be a front vowel.

Front Vowels Overview
5 questions

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!

Preview 04:37

Make sure you understand the physical differences between Long E and Short I.

Long E vs. Short I
2 questions

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!

Long A vs. Short E
04:32

Make sure you know how to produce the Long  A and distinguish it from the Short E.

Long A vs. Short E
2 questions

Here, you will learn to remove your British habit of making Short O instead of Short A.  Short A is very American!  Make the short A part of your muscle memory by practicing with the repetition audio found in Downloadable materials.

Short A vs. Short O
03:29

Make sure you know how and when to use the Short A instead of the Short O.

Short A vs. Short O
2 questions
+ Central Vowels
3 lectures 10:10

Learn how to produce and distinguish between ER, Short U and Short O.

Central Vowels Overview
02:00

Make sure you understand how and when to produce the three central vowels.

Central Vowels Overview
3 questions

Learn how to produce ER and how to recognize a variety of spellings for ER.  Perfect your ER with the repetition audio practice found in Downloadable materials.

ER
03:42

Make sure you know how to produce ER and recognize its disguise in different spellings.

ER
2 questions

Learn to identify Short U sounds.  Learn to identify how the form or part of speech of a word can change the vowel sound to Short U.  Get plenty of practice with the repetition audio found in Downloadable materials.

Short U
04:28

Learn to identify Short U sounds and distinguish them from other "O" spellings.

Short U
2 questions
+ Back Vowels
3 lectures 09:17

Learn the difference between the four back vowels: Long U, Short Back U, Long O and Short Back O.

Back Vowels Overview
02:23

Make sure you understand the similarities and differences between the four different back vowels.

Back Vowels: Overview
2 questions

Learn to distinguish between Short Back U and Long U. Then make it a habit by doing the repetition audio found in Downloadable materials.

Short Back U vs. Long U
02:27

Make sure you understand the difference between Long U and Short Back U.

Long U vs. Short back U
2 questions

Learn how to distinguish the Long O+R from other sounds and how to make the Long O very clear.  Then sharpen your new skills with the repetition audio located in Downloadable materials.

Long O+R
04:27

Make sure you know how to make the Long O+R and distinguish it from other vowel+R sounds.

Long O+R
2 questions
+ Moving Vowels
1 lecture 09:59

Learn how to make Long I, OI, and Long OU and differentiate them before voiced and voiceless consonants.  Then practice with the repetition audios in Downloadable materials. 

Moving Vowels
09:59

Make sure you know how to produce all the moving vowels and vary them before different types of consonants or at the end of a word.

Moving Vowels
4 questions