Perfect English Pronunciation Practice

Make yourself better understood in English when you learn & practice how to pronounce 12 tricky English consonant sounds
4.8 (38 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.
752 students enrolled
$19
$50
62% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 43
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works

Discover

Find online courses made by experts from around the world.

Learn

Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.

Master

Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Welcome to the Perfect English Pronunciation Practice Course. In this course, you will learn how to clearly pronounce 12 of the trickiest consonant sounds in English. Understanding and practicing these sounds will help you improve your English pronunciation and make yourself better understood.

Make Your English Pronunciation Sound More Clear and Natural.

  • Learn how to shape your mouth to pronounce these English sounds.
  • Recognize the difference between tricky sounds like L & R, Th & S, or F & P.
  • Get structured practice speaking these sounds.
  • Make yourself understood in English conversations
  • Gain confidence in your English pronunciation.

Improve Your English Pronunciation.

The consonant sounds in English are quite different from the consonant sounds in other languages. Perhaps your native language doesn’t have the Ch sound as in “chicken,” or the Th sound as in “thanks.” Maybe you’ve wondered how native English speakers move their mouth, lips, and tongue to make the sound of English. Well, you will learn all about how to correctly move your mouth to pronounce English which will result in reducing your non-English accent.

For each of the consonant sounds, you will first learn how to shape your mouth. You’ll see a short video clip during the lecture that demonstrates how to make the sound. Then, you’ll practice the basic sound itself, then words using the sound in various positions, and finally sentences that have words using those consonant sounds. Then there exercises contrasting two of the sounds, like B & V or S and Sh.

In addition, in each section of the course, there are some practice exercises which are stories that have lots of the target words in them. Finally, to help you check your understanding and progress, each section has a listening quiz which is based on the consonants you studied.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should be able to speak and understand a basic level of English and understand written English.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to pronounce the English consonant sounds L, R, B, V, W, F, P, S, Sh, Ch & Th.
  • Understand how to set their tongue, lips, and/or mouth to make the sound.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for students of all ages from middle school through adults.
  • Business professionals, students, new immigrants, and anyone else who needs to make themselves understood in English can benefit from this course.
  • This course is best for English learners and speakers at the intermediate to advanced level.
  • This course is good for those English learners who have at least a basic level of English fluency.
  • This course is not for native English speakers.
  • This course is not for complete beginner level English learners.
  • This course is not designed for children in elementary school or younger.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO THIS COURSE
02:19

Welcome to the course! This is the introduction video.

Section 2: Consonant Sounds: L and R
06:58

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the L consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:51

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the R consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:08

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the L & R consonant sounds in words and sentences.

1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

02:03

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 6. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 3: Consonant Sounds : B and V
06:42

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the B consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:54

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the V consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

05:45

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the B & V consonant sounds in words and sentences.

1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

2.0 MB

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

02:03

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 11. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 4: Consonant Sound W
06:56

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the W consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:10

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the W & V consonant sounds in words and sentences.

1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

02:03

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 15. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 5: Consonant Sound F
06:58

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the F consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:16

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the F & V consonant sounds in words and sentences.

1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

02:03

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 18. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 6: Consonant Sound P
06:42

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the P consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:13

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the P & F consonant sounds in words and sentences.

1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

P & F Quiz Video
02:03
10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 13. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 7: Consonant Sounds S & Sh
08:30

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the S consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:42

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Sh consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

05:53

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the S & Sh consonant sounds in words and sentences.

1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

02:03

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 27. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 8: Consonant Sound Ch
06:56

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Ch consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:58

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the Ch & Sh consonant sounds in words and sentences.

1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

02:03

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 31. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 9: Consonant Sound Th (Voiced Th & Unvoiced Th)
06:43

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Voiced Th consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

06:11

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Unvoiced Th consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

05:56

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the Th & S consonant sounds in words and sentences.

Extra Practice for Th & S - Read this story: Thirty-Third Street
1 page
02:03

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

10 questions

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 37. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Section 10: Closing Lecture
End of course message
00:15
1 page

Here is the place where you can find the link for the Facebook group just for students of this course to connect with Michael and other students, if you'd like!

23 pages

This is the companion eBook in ePub format. It has the content from all of the lectures in a handy eBook.
Do you want an ePub version for your mobile device? Just click here: http://www.myhappyenglish.com/x9walos9f/uploads/2016/01/PEPP-eBook.zip

04:25

The letter “T” tends to have a bit of a different sound in spoken English when it appears unstressed in the middle of a word. This is especially true when we have words with two “T’s” together in the middle. In this lecture, we are going to look at and practice words and sentences with this kind of pronunciation.

03:24

The Y consonant is tricky for a lot of English learners, especially those folks that don't have the Y sound in their native language, like people who speak Spanish. In this lecture, I'm going to show you how to pronounce this sound and give you some example words and phrases to help you practice. 

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Michael DiGiacomo, MBA, American English Teacher, Happy English Founder, Life Coach

Michael DiGiacomo was born and raised in New York, so he is a native English speaker Michael is an passionate English instructor with over 22 years experience helping people just like you improve their English. He started his professional English teaching career in Sendai, Japan in 1994. Since then he has worked in the field of international education both in and out of the classroom. In 2010, Michael started Happy English, a website dedicated to helping people learn and use English. The world is becoming smaller and more connected. When you have the confidence to communicate in English, you can really enjoy working or living in an international environment.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course