Vowels for Advanced Chinese learners of American English
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
- 28 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Learn to speak clearly with more of an American accent and less of a Chinese accent.
- a working knowledge of English
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.
- Students and professionals in the US who are from Chinese speaking countries
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.
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!
Learn to distinguish Long A from Long E, Short E and Short A, as in Sake, vs. Seek vs. Sec vs. Sack.
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."