4 Steps to Good Diction
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4 Steps to Good Diction

A complete guide to eloquent speech.
3.0 (1 rating)
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.
10 students enrolled
Created by Roland Yuen
Last updated 12/2016
English
Price: $40
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the right pronunciation for all words
  • Learn how to stress words
  • Learn how to speak fluently by linking words
  • Learn the right rhythm for eloquent speech
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Requirements
  • Students should know how to read and speak basic English.
Description

English is spoken almost everywhere today. More Asians are speaking English than ever before. Here in Singapore, it is the lingua franca. Many people want to speak with good diction, if only they know how. Then, they can speak with confidence at work or in school. They can read well to their young children. They can take pride in the way they speak. This course is useful as a source of reference and a learning aid for good diction. Through this course, learners can master the four steps to good diction. 

In Step 1 the Pronunciation, learners are introduced to phonetic symbols. They get to practise reading phonetic symbols, only 44 of them: 24 consonants and 20 vowels. In Step 2 the Stress, learners learn how to stress words. In Step 3 the Link, learners learn the three ways to link words: consonant to vowel, consonant to consonant, and vowel to vowel. In Step 4 the Rhythm, learners combine the first three steps and go on to master the art of eloquent speech by emphasising key words in a sentence and using the pause effectively.

It takes about 90 minutes to complete the entire course in one sitting. The course is divided into four sections, based on the four steps of good diction. Each section has a different number of lectures ranging from two to three. Each section comes with a summary for learners to refresh their recently acquired knowledge.

Finally, no matter where you are from, no matter what your accent is, you will need these four steps for good diction. Don't miss this course. It will transform forever the way you speak English. 

Who is the target audience?
  • The '4 Steps to Good Diction' course is meant for everyone, from young students who want to develop a solid foundation for their oratorical skills to older learners who wish to perfect their communication in English.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:22:13
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Step 1- Pronunciation
2 Lectures 20:40

Students will be able to identify the 8 voiceless and 16 voiced consonants, along with the 7 short vowels, 5 long vowels and 8 diphthongs.

Preview 14:53

Students will go through some unusual pronunciations along with some commonly mispronounced words.

Preview 05:47
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Step 2- Stress
2 Lectures 14:13

Students will become familiar with the three rules for stress.

Step 2-Stress
06:19

Students will be able to identify the different patterns concerning stress.

Patterns concerning stress
07:54
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Step 3- Link
3 Lectures 26:36

Students will learn the three ways to link words, starting with consonant to vowel in this lecture.

The different links
11:32

Students will learn more about the second way to link words, namely consonant to consonant.

The link continued
07:16

Students will learn the final way to link words, that is vowel to vowel.

The link continued
07:48
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Step 4- Rhythm
3 Lectures 16:36

This lecture introduces students to the three rules of Rhythm.

The 3 rules for rhythm
06:04

This lecture demonstrates the combination of the all the four steps for good diction.

Preview 02:53

This lecture gives a detailed explanation of the demonstration of the four steps of good diction.

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04:08
About the Instructor
Roland Yuen
3.0 Average rating
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10 Students
1 Course
Diction specialist

I am Roland Yuen from Singapore. I have taught English since 2002. That year, I studied TESOL and became a certified English teacher. I attended Anglo-Chinese School and Gan Eng Seng School. In university, I majored in finance, earning a Bachelor of Science degree(First Class Honours) and a Master of Science degree, both in Finance, from University College Dublin - National University of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland.