English Pronunciation I: Consonant Sounds
What you'll learn
- By the end of the course, you will be able to correctly hear and speak the difference between the [Th] and [S] sound.
- ... hear and speak the difference between the [S] and [Z] sound
- ... hear and speak the difference between the [F] and [V] sound
- ... hear and speak the difference between the [F] and [P] sound
- And learn a few vocabulary words and phrases as well.
- Basic understanding of English
This simple Pronunciation course will help you understand differences in how to pronounce six common English consonant sounds. By the end of the course, you will know how to hear, speak, and understand the pronunciation of the:
- [Th] sound
- [S] sound
- [Z] sound
- [F] sound
- [V] sound
- [P] sound
Most of the course consists of short, simple videos of Shawn Roe, an experienced ESL instructor, explaining how to pronounce each English consonant sound, and giving examples of words and short phrases that use each sound. Students can follow along and practice speaking the way Shawn describes. Students are also encouraged to repeat after Shawn while watching the videos.
One great thing about taking this course, that it's available to the student everywhere there's an internet connection... forever. Watch and rewatch the videos. Pause the videos in the middle. Practice repeating how to pronounce different words and phrases, and watch how your English pronunciation improves!
After watching and practicing along with the videos, students should notice a difference in their ability to pronounce these 6 common English consonant sounds.
Shawn will be active in the course answering student questions as they arise. If enough students participate, Shawn also plans to make himself available for several live sessions giving students a chance to practice their pronunciation and receive immediate feedback from a native-speaking American English ESL instructor.
Take this course to gain confidence in your ability to speak English! Improve your pronunciation and simply speak English better.
Who this course is for:
- ESL students
- English learners
- Non-native English speakers
- Students of all ages
Shawn Roe has been teaching English as a Second Language since 2006. He has taught students from all over the world including Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Switzerland, and Iran. His students range from elementary level to university professors.
Shawn has also taught English at university for 3 years, including at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is working on his MA in Digital Media and Instructional Design from the Extension School at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.