Consonants for Advanced Chinese Learners of American English
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Consonants for Advanced Chinese Learners of American English

Part 2 of Vowels and Consonants
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Created by Sheila Lebedenko
Last updated 12/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 46 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to pronounce American English consonants that usually trouble Chinese speakers
Requirements
  • no, but you should take vowels either before or after this course, in either order
Description

Learn all the details about all the consonants, focusing on errors commonly made by Chinese learners of English, such as SH vs. S, N vs. L, and N vs. NG.    Learn spelling rules too.  The course uses advanced vocabulary from business and technical fields.   After each lesson, practice developing  your muscle memory by using the repetition audio exercises included.  Repeaing each sentence after the teacher several times will help you focus on all the nuances of the sentence, including the target consonant sounds. 

Who this course is for:
  • advanced English learners with a Chinese background
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 04:00:38
+ Stop Consonants (P,B, T, D, CH, J, K, G)
5 lectures 01:08:08

Learn to distinguish between P and B in different parts of the word.  Also learn when P and B are silent.

Preview 12:28

Learn about clear T, T clusters, held T and fast D.  Learn when to use which. 

Preview 20:00

Part 2 focuses on Fast D, NT, TN, T and D after a vowel, TR, DR and past tense rules.

T and D- Part 2
13:39

Learn to distinguish between CH and J in different parts of a word.   Learn not to confuse them with other sounds.  Learn the the different spellings that make the CH and J sounds.

CH and J
11:09

Learn to distinguish between K and G in different parts of a word.  Learn when they are silent.  Learn not to omit them.  Students frequently omit them!   Learn the spellings that produce K and G.

K and G
10:52
+ Continuant Consonants (F, V, th, TH, S, Z, SH, ZH, H)
6 lectures 01:18:51

Learn to distinguish between F, V and W in different parts of a word. 

F, V and W.
07:55

Learn not to confuse th and TH with other sounds and how and when to distinguish them from each other.

th and TH
17:08

Learn to distinguish between S and Z in different parts of the word and not to confuse them with other sounds.  Learn the spelling rules that produce S and Z.

S and Z: Part 1
19:16

S and Z is tricky, so I've separated this into 2 different lessons.

S and Z: Part 2
12:17

Learn to distinguish between SH and ZH and not to confuse them with other sounds.  Learn the spelling rules that produce each one.

SH and ZH
15:17

Learn when H is silent and when it isn't.  Learn what to do with the H in pronouns and in abbreviations.

H
06:58
+ R, L, Y and W
6 lectures 01:15:23

Learn how to produce R the American way.  Learn how it is different from the vowel ER.  Learn when to use R and when to use ER.  Learn how to distinguish R from L.  Learn the different R blends.  R is complicated, so I've split the lesson into 2 parts. 

R- Part 1 (R vs L and R blends)
06:17

This is Part 2 on R.  R is tricky, so it needs 2 parts!

R-Part 2 (ER and R between vowels)
15:45

Learn not to confuse L with R, N, D, or TH!   Learn how to make the different L blends.

Clear L
07:33

Learn how to distinguish Dark L from Clear L.  Learn how to make L before another consonant, unstressed vowel or at the end of a word.

Dark L
13:16

Learn when to insert an invisible Y.  Learn when to insert Y for vowel to vowel linking.  Learn when to insert Y after a long front vowel and before and r or l.

Y
16:22

Learn when W is silent and when it isn't.  Learn to distinguish W from V.  Learn how to make W clusters.  Learn when to insert W for vowel to vowel linking.  Learn when to insert W after a long back vowel and before r or l.

W
16:10
+ Nasals: M, N, NG
2 lectures 18:16

Learn how to make N stronger.  Learn not to confuse it with L, D or M.  Learn to make NT as in Can't.

N and M
11:25

Learn how and when to produce NG.

NG
06:51