LinkedEnglish 2: Completing the English Pronunciation Puzzle
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LinkedEnglish 2: Completing the English Pronunciation Puzzle

Dig deeper into fluent English: the word shape changes, sound disappearances, tone meanings and rhythmic patterns.
5.0 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
180 students enrolled
Created by Elena Mutonono
Last updated 6/2016
English
Price: $75
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 hour on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Pronounce complex word combinations effortlessly
  • Produce a clear, rhythmic pattern of the English language
  • Understand the importance of stress/non-stress alternations
  • Know and produce the unique English intonation patterns
  • Polish up links and connections for smoother English
  • Know the meaning that any particular tone carries
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Requirements
  • Please take LinkedEnglish: a Real-English Pronunciation Course to be able to "Complete This Puzzle"
Description

LinkedEnglish 2 is an in-depth English pronunciation course that will answer your most common questions about the way the native speakers speak English, such as:

  1. Why is it that I can't hear all the words in the fluent English speech?
  2. How come the native speakers pronounce some words more clearly and "hide" others?
  3. Why do they all speak so fast? Why can I never keep up with their speed?
  4. Why do some words connect in such a way that they don't sound like themselves anymore?
  5. How is the English intonation similar or different from my native tongue and what are the ways for me to master it?
  6. What is the rhythm of the English language and why is my speech not so rhythmic?
  7. Why is it so difficult to pronounce long sentences clearly and confidently?
This course will not only answer these questions, but will help you solve them. There's plenty of practical assignments that will help you stay focused on the main principles learned and begin hearing and producing them in your speech. Dive in and let's learn to swim properly!
Who is the target audience?
  • If you've always wanted to understand a fluent native speaker's English without asking them, "Sorry, could you repeat that?" or "Sorry, could you please slow down?" this course is for you
  • If you've always struggled with smoother English pronunciation (i.e. pronouncing word combinations and phrases effortlessly) this course is for you
  • If you have completed LinkedEnglish: a Real Life English Pronunciation course and are eager to learn more, this course is for you
  • If you would like to sound more natural, clear and if you would like to make a significant improvement in your accent this course is for you
  • If you love English pronunciation or would love to teach it in a way that is truly meaningful, practical and empowering, this course is for you
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Curriculum For This Course
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A General Introduction to LinkedEnglish 2 and LinkedEnglish 1 review
6 Lectures 26:34

Here're a few tips on how to get the most of this course and how to practice your skills to get the results you want. I will also give an overview of the structure of the course, so don't miss this!

Preview 06:09

When is "and" pronounced as "en"? Learn and practice today!

Preview 03:10

How does one pronounce "of?" Check out this video and practice to avoid one of the five most common mistakes made by non-native speakers.

Preview 03:47

Learn how to pronounce -ed endings once and for all!

R: How do you pronounce "-ed" - the Past Simple/Participle endings in context?
05:38

Did you know that there're two ways to pronouncing "the?" Learn and practice now!

R: All you need to know on how to pronounce "the" in context
02:48

Are you sure you can pronounce -s endings correctly? Check out this video with some very practical exercises!

Preview 05:02
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LinkedEnglish 2: Completing the English Pronunciation Puzzle
12 Lectures 01:34:00

This is a manuscript that I used for lectures in section 2, so if you would like to follow the lectures and read along, you can download it here! Disclaimer: This is not a word-for-word manuscript, although I've tried following 90% of it very closely.

Get the manuscript to follow the lectures easily
23 pages

To make your speech sound more authentic you need to learn a few basic things about English rhythm and time. Go ahead and start the lecture to do so now!

A working definition of stress. Stressed/non-stressed words in English
11:07

What's the shortest most common vowel in English and why do you need to practice it more than any other vowel? Learn now!

5 things to know about the shortest and the most common vowel in English
08:53

Learn about the weak forms before proceeding any further.

Weak forms broken down. Why are some words called "weak?"
14:26

English has its unique rhythm. Find out whether your understanding of English rhythm actually corresponds to the real English rhythm. Practice now!

Rhythm Units: Stressed and Non-Stressed words together in one sentence
07:14

Learn more about sound changes and disappearances. These little details will help your English sound more natural and clear.

Preview 10:44

Learn the most important things you need to know about English intonation and how it might be different from your native tongue. In this and following lectures I do a lot of comparisons with my native tongue, Russian, not to pigeonhole one language, but to illustrate how simple phrases when not toned right (or patterned after another language intonation) can sound really awkward in English.

Intro to English intonation: 5 things that can literally save your reputation
10:22

Learn about English intonation in statements and get some practice so you can correctly produce it!

The Use of the Falling Tone in Statements
08:23

Learn about the cases when the intonation in statements is rising. Practice it!

Preview 04:46

Practice how to pronounce questions with the falling tone.

The Use of the Falling Tone in Questions
06:40

Practice questions with the rising tone!

The Use of the Rising Tone in Questions
08:54

Closing remarks
02:31
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LinkedEnglish 2: a Practicum
10 Lectures 39:03

This exercise will help you practice English stressed and unstressed words. Be sure to download the worksheet. Replay the podcast as many times as needed. Pause multiple times to repeat out loud. Keep working until every sentence rolls off your tongue effortlessly.

Stress-free stresses
04:45

Practice the neutral vowel using this selection of exercises.

The vowel that's always there
04:12

Practice the weak forms in the English language by listening to the podcast and repeating after the speaker.

Be strong because you know how to pronounce your weak forms!
04:02

Practice the rhythm of the English language!

Preview 03:35

Practice the consonant clusters where some sounds disappear, and others totally change their shape.

Those odd word shapes won't get you!
03:46

Your understanding of English intonation starts with hearing it. Practice listening to the following sentences, then repeat them.

Are you groovin'? Intonation is the national music of any language
03:49

Learn how to pronounce statements with the falling tone in the end.

What's the falling tone?
03:26

Practice speaking statements with the rising tone.

Statements with the rising tone?
03:54

Learn how to pronounce questions with the falling tone.

Questions with the falling tone?
03:12

Learn to use the rising tone in questions.

What's the rising tone?
04:22
About the Instructor
Elena Mutonono
4.4 Average rating
63 Reviews
1,677 Students
2 Courses
Accent Stylist for Expats.

Teaching English is my Profession, Purpose, and Passion. In the ten years of my work as a teacher it's never been boring or monotonous. Every lesson is a discovery. Every student is a new world. Every new professional summit is an impetus for this never-ending journey. Five years ago I switched to teaching online, and since then I've gained invaluable experience and empowered over 100 students in a one-to-one format and over 1,000 subscribers.

My job is not only limited to teaching Grammar or Vocabulary. I am in the business of building up a new future for each of my individual students.

In the years of teaching I've helped my students to:

  1. Build up confidence speaking fluently over a very short period of time (as short as 4-6 months).
  2. Understand spoken English as clearly as the written one.
  3. Work on their accent to develop better speech clarity (using my own developed materials).
  4. Take language proficiency tests, get promotions, go through immigration interviews, and land better jobs.
  5. Learn how to continue maintaining their level of English independently (by offering retainer courses, advice via subscription and my personal blog).

I have successfully taught and developed materials for Russian-speaking students for 5 years, and now I am ready to share my expertise with the rest of the world through my pronunciation and fluency courses.

I am also passionate about online education and teacherpreneurship and am always happy to connect with like-minded ESL professionals for mutual collaboration and learning.