Received Pronunciation: Student Correction Course
What you'll learn
- Discover common errors made by non-native English speakers
- Learn how to properly position your articulators for a more native-like pronunciation
- Get a refresher on the sounds of Received Pronunciation, including the monophthong chart
- Compare Received Pronunciation with General American English
- Basic knowledge of English
- Familiarity with the International Phonetic Alphabet and monophthong chart (covered in section 1)
In this course, participants from various linguistic backgrounds take up the challenge of mastering the RP accent. What changes can we make to help them achieve this?
We'll start by looking at the basics of speech mechanisms and how they can be manipulated to achieve a more natural English accent. This includes a review of the International Phonetic Alphabet and the monophthong chart, which will be used to analyze the sounds of Received Pronunciation throughout the course.
In Part I of the course, you'll be introduced to the tools that we'll use to study the sounds of Received Pronunciation. Then, in the following chapters, we'll meet six diverse students, including Agata, Tatjana, Kat, Magali, Francesco, Jenna, Kelsea and Ayumu, as they embark on their journey to achieve an authentic British RP accent.
As the course progresses, you'll get to see the transformations of each student as they work to improve their British English pronunciation. From vowel training exercises to sentence practice and tongue twisters, each participant will be given tasks that will help identify their weaknesses and seek remedies.
Prior to filming, each participant underwent training to familiarize themselves with the International Phonetic Alphabet and the monophthong chart.
Want to see what changes each student needs to make to achieve a more authentic British RP accent? Sign up for the course to find out!
This course is ideal for those who have a prior understanding of the IPA symbols used in British English pronunciation.
Who this course is for:
- ESL students seeking to master Received Pronunciation
- Non-native English speakers looking to improve their pronunciation
- Two chapters dedicated to comparing RP with General American English are included for all learners.
My interest in English pronunciation began over 10 years ago while working at an English pronunciation school in Tokyo. I gained valuable insight into the struggles that non-native speakers experience in developing natural fluency.
Helping students was challenging, but at the same time, it made me think about developing effective methods to help non-native English speakers acquire natural pronunciation and rhythm.
I have always been interested in languages and the thought process involved in language acquisition. It's not just about studying but also developing the correct mindset. You have to consider the whole thought process. How do native speakers of a certain language think? How do they process information? How do they develop the ability to read, write and speak?
I majored in mathematics, and perhaps it is for this reason that I like to apply a logical thought process and reasoning to language acquisition. My second language is French, and my third language is Japanese. Analyzing the patterns of behaviour of native speakers has helped me acquire the skills necessary to work as a Japanese-English translator.
I also studied a little Korean during my time in Japan. Although my studies of the Korean language never got that far, understanding the phonetic alphabet (known as Hangeul) made me think more about how we can accurately replicate the sounds of native speakers of any language.
My teaching method follows a logical process and utilizes techniques that are influenced by my experiences in teaching and studying.
My course aims to give students the correct tools and guidance to think and function like a native English speaker.