English Pronunciation I: Consonant Sounds
- 36 mins on-demand video
- 11 mins on-demand audio
- 6 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- 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.
- ESL students
- English learners
- Non-native English speakers
- Students of all ages
It's not important if you get the answers to this Practice quiz correct. But, if you watched and understood the About this Course video, then you should have no problem answering all of the questions correctly.
This video shows the difference between the [Th] and [S] sounds in English. Maybe if the German man had taken my Pronunciation course, he wouldn't have made the same mistake.
Read the simple descriptions of how to pronounce the [Th] and [S] sound. Practice pronouncing the vocabulary words that use each of the sounds. Then practice reading the example sentences and short phrases at the bottom.
The more you practice speaking, the better your pronunciation can become. Use this lesson combined with the video lesson to improve your pronunciation.
Watch the video lesson next to hear and see how to pronounce these sounds correctly.
Practice reading the vocabulary words to improve your pronunciation.
Pay careful attention to the pronunciation in the example sentences at the bottom. Some of the 's' letters are pronounced with the [Z] sound!
Watch the video lesson next to hear how to pronounce both sounds correctly.
Practice pronouncing the different vocabulary words. Read the first [F] word aloud, then read the first [V] word. Make sure you pronounce the consonant sound differently. Notice how many of the words sound very similar.
Watch the video lesson next to hear the difference between these two English consonant sounds.
Read the vocabulary words aloud. Listen to yourself reading them and see if you can notice the difference between the two consonant sounds.
Watch the video lesson to see and hear the difference between the two sounds.
Here are many examples of the [R] sound in American pronunciation at the beginning, middle and end of words. Practice repeating after me to perfect your pronunciation of the sometimes tricky [R] sound.
Pay attention to the shape of your mouth. Are the corners of your mouth closer together when you pronounce the [R] sound?