Vowels for Advanced Chinese learners of American English
4.6 (16 ratings)
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Vowels for Advanced Chinese learners of American English

American English Vowels
4.6 (16 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,055 students enrolled
Created by Sheila Lebedenko
Last updated 4/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 28 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to speak clearly with more of an American accent and less of a Chinese accent.
Requirements
  • a working knowledge of English
Description

Learn how to correct the American English vowel pronunciation errors that native Chinese speakers frequently make.  The instructor describes and shows exactly how to produce each vowel and puts the vowels in example sentences that use advanced vocabulary from professional settings, such as high tech and business.  Quizzes are included to test your understanding of concepts taught.  The written lessons can also be downloaded, so you can follow along and takes notes while watching the videos.  Repetition audios are included so you can listen and repeat the target words over and over until they become part of your muscle memory!  Students are encouraged to ask the instructor questions and even meet with the instructor to check progress.

Who this course is for:
  • Students and professionals in the US who are from Chinese speaking countries
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:38:42
+ Vowel Overview
1 lecture 16:02

Learn how the vowel chart is organized.   Learn how to compare and contrast all the vowels.

Preview 16:02
+ Vowel Lengthening
1 lecture 08:53

Learn how consonants affect the length of a vowel.  Then learn how to distinguish "app" from "ab." among other pairs.  Also, learn how to not put vowels at the end of words which end in consonants.  Then make it a habit by listening to and repeating the words with the repetition audio located in the downloadable materials section.  Imitate the words exactly as you hear them.

Preview 08:53

Quiz your understanding of vowel lengthening.

Vowel Lengthening
2 questions
+ Front Vowels
4 lectures 26:33

Learn the definition of a front vowel and how to distinguish between them.

Front Vowels Overview
02:49

Learn to distinguish between the tense Long E and the relaxed Short I, as in Read vs. Rid.  After watching the lesson, be sure to practice the repetition audio in the downloadable materials.  Repeat each phrase after me 8-10 times to develop muscle memory and change your habits!  Practice as much as you can!

Long E vs. Short I
04:37

Learn to distinguish Long A from Long E, Short E and Short A, as in Sake, vs. Seek vs. Sec vs. Sack.

Preview 15:38

Learn to distinguish between Short A and Short O.  This helps distinguish American English from British English.  Don't forget to drill yourself with the repetition audio located in Downloadable materials.

Short A vs. Short O
03:29

Test your knowledge of front vowels.

Front Vowels
5 questions
+ Central Vowels
3 lectures 17:04

Learn how to produce the 3 central vowels and how to distinguish between them.

Central Vowels: Overview
02:00

Learn how to produce ER, the many spellings of ER and how to distinguish it from different sounds that have similar spellings to ER.

er
04:21

Learn to distinguish between Short O and Short U.  Learn how to distinguish between Short U and other "O" spellings.  Learn to differentiate between different types of "AR," as in "scarf" vs. "scarves."

Preview 10:43

Quiz your understanding of central vowels.

Central Vowels
5 questions
+ Back Vowels
3 lectures 14:45

Learn the definition of a back vowel, what the back vowels are and how to distinguish between them.

Back Vowels: Overview
02:28

Learn to distinguish the gentle short back U from the tense Long U.

Short Back U and Long U
03:04

Learn to distinguish between the Long O and the Short Back O.  Also learn to distinguish between Long O and Short U.   Finally, learn how to pronounce the OR sound, as in "board."

Long O and Short Back O
09:13

Quiz your understanding of back vowels.

Back Vowels
3 questions
+ Moving Vowels
1 lecture 11:50

Learn Long I, OI and Long OU. 

Moving Vowels
11:50

Test your knowledge of Long I, OI and Long OU.

Moving Vowels
2 questions