Accent Reduction: English Pronunciation Mastery
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Accent Reduction: English Pronunciation Mastery

Learn how to communicate more clearly in English. Accent reduction/accent modification starts with great pronunciation.
4.7 (16 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.
1,448 students enrolled
Created by Adam Carson
Last updated 4/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course you will learn how to deconstruct, select and sequence your English speaking learning experience. By then end of this course, you will be able to pronounce every difficult sound and you will have an excellent base for adopting any accent you chose.
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Requirements
  • Functional knowledge of English; sense of curiosity; leave your doubts behind end dive into it
Description

This Accent Artisan: English Pronunciation Mastery course - is an online English speaking training program that will transform the way you experience language learning - just a few minutes at a time.

Together we will target the sounds that are more difficult for you and tackle them separately and in a context of whole words and sentences. We will turn your hesitation into excitement and doubts into confidence.
These videos & training exercises teach you how to produce all of the sounds of English, approach particularly difficult items and leverage the simplification of a task to achieve great results. They train your ear, tongue, lips etc. to master the physicality of English pronunciation.

You will have the confidence to speak up, present your ideas and fully participate in conversations. Are you ready to take the next step towards your English mastery?

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for people who long for getting into the mind of a native English speaker. Professionals and students who want to improve their spoken English or perhaps want to build up their skill to a point where they can adopt an accent they love.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 91 Lectures Collapse All 91 Lectures 01:28:42
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Intro
2 Lectures 02:03

The Gameplan
11 pages
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Sound Discrimination
24 Lectures 06:28

The purpose of this entire section is for you to discover how well you can hear the difference between a particular pair of sounds. These sounds get often mixed up so it's important to identify those that are more difficult for you and focus on them.
Write down the sounds that you're not sure about for you reference. You'll need it later in the course.

Preview 02:02


Consonant sounds: D-T
00:10

Consonant sounds: CH-J
00:12

Consonant sounds: G-K
00:09

Consonant sounds: F-V
00:12

Consonant sounds: F-TH
00:12

Consonant sounds: TH-THD
00:12

Consonant sounds: S-Z
00:13

Consonant sounds: SH-ZH
00:13

Consonant sounds: M-N
00:13

Consonant sounds: H-NG
00:11

Consonant sounds: L-R
00:11

Consonant sounds: W-Y
00:10


Vowel sounds: U-UU
00:14

Vowel sounds: EI-IE
00:12

Vowel sounds: E-ER
00:11

Vowel sounds: IR-OR
00:12

Vowel sounds: OY-UE
00:10

Vowel sounds: AW-OW
00:12

Vowel sounds: A-AE
00:10

Vowel sounds: AA-O
00:12

Vowel sounds: AI-EA
00:13
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Individual Sounds
48 Lectures 24:40

Warming up
Although the tongue is the most flexible muscle in your body it is still subject to muscle memory, which means breaking old habit and creating new ones can be challenging. Stretching the muscles of your face and mouth as well as your voice intensity before every practice will help you become more aware of this apparatus you're working with.

Sounds
Now it's the time to come back to those sounds you've written down in the previous section. All the sounds from the Sounds Discrimination section are presented here individually. In order to quickly produce your desired sound I recommend:

  1. Watch the animation videos and carefully place your tongue, lips etc. into the correct position.
  2. Slowly vocalize.
  3. Record yourself and compare it to the provided files.
  4. Practice
Preview 02:46

Common difficulties for different nationalities
00:38

What is the IPA?

IPA stands for 'International Phonetic Alphabet' and it is a system of phonetic notation that has been devised as a standardized representation of the oral language sounds. It is used by linguists, speech-language pathologists, lexicographers, teachers and others.

Extras-IPA chart
2 pages



Consonant sounds: T
00:23

Consonant sounds: D
00:24

Consonant sounds: CH
00:23

Consonant sounds: J
00:23

Consonant sounds: K
00:24

Consonant sounds: G
00:25

Consonant sounds: F
00:27

Consonant sounds: V
00:30

Consonant sounds: TH
00:31

Consonant sounds: THD
00:29

Consonant sounds: S
00:29

Consonant sounds: SH
00:30

Consonant sounds: Z
00:30

Consonant sounds: ZH
00:29

Consonant sounds: M
00:25

Consonant sounds: N
00:27

Consonant sounds: NG
00:28

Consonant sounds: H
00:23

Consonant sounds: Y
00:26

Consonant sounds: L
00:27

Consonant sounds: R
00:29

Consonant sounds: W
00:28


Vowel sounds: I
00:25

Vowel sounds: U
00:24

Vowel sounds: UU
00:24

Vowel sounds: IE
00:27

Vowel sounds: EI
00:23

Vowel sounds: E
00:24

Vowel sounds: ER
00:24

Vowel sounds: IR
00:21

Vowel sounds: OR
00:24

Vowel sounds: UE
00:25

Vowel sounds: OY
00:22

Vowel sounds: OW
00:25

Vowel sounds: AW
00:25

Vowel sounds: AE
00:23

Vowel sounds: A
00:25

Vowel sounds: AA
00:27

Vowel sounds: O
00:24

Vowel sounds: EA
00:26

Vowel sounds: AI
00:28

The 'uh' Sound

The schwa is the most common sound in the English language. It is a neutral vowel sound, the exact quality of which depends on the consonants around it.

The SCHWA
02:28
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Consonant clusters
7 Lectures 02:57

Consonant clusters are fairly common in English. If you're having trouble focus on mastering each consonant sound individually before tackling the cluster itself.

2 most common mistake:

  1. adding vowel sounds
  2. omitting sound
About Consonant Clusters
02:04

Extras-more consonant clusters
1 page


Example cluster: GL
00:11

Example cluster: NTH
00:11

Example cluster: MPT
00:09

Example cluster: BR
00:11
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Syllables
3 Lectures 07:36
Intro to Syllables
00:51

Syllables - Consonant focus
04:10

Syllables - Vowel focus
02:35
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Words
3 Lectures 07:44
About Words
00:58

Words - Consonant focus
03:38

Words - Vowel focus
03:08
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Sentences
4 Lectures 07:07
Intro to Sentences
01:21

Sentences - Practice examples
01:44

Tongue Twisters
02:24

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Conversation
0 Lectures 00:00
About the Instructor
Adam Carson
4.7 Average rating
16 Reviews
1,448 Students
1 Course
Founder and Chief Communicator at Accent Artisan

There’s nothing out there like the Accent Artisan system to make you realize how easy it in fact is to drastically improve your spoken English... no, you don't have to be born with the language to sound authentic.Fortunately, you can simply buy them.

Polyglot Adam Carson has gone through the traditional route of learning languages and has repeatedly been told "You'll never sound like a native speaker! You'd have to be born into it!" which motivated him to challenge this common myth and bring it down crashing! 

Your voice speaks much more than your words and Adam knows how to adjust the sound easily and painlessly and uses his wealth of knowledge as an actor and a language veteran to help you shine. What are the results? Less Fear. Clear communication and more confidence.

He has a graduate of National Chengchi University (Taiwan), M.A. in International Communication.