ESL: American Pronunciation

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ESL: American Pronunciation

Course Description

In this class, you will learn how to pronounce English more clearly. The instructor will help you identify aspects of your pronunciation that interfere with the clarity of your communication. You will learn how to pronounce problematic sounds as well as learn rules for pausing, phrasing, intonation, linking, and stress. In-class instruction will include special exercises to help practice various aspects of pronunciation and exercises to help you incorporate these new speech patterns into normal conversation. By the end of the course, you should have the ability to do some self-monitoring of your pronunciation.

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Requirements & Materials


Provided (student will receive)

  • All materials will be provided to the student through the campus learning platform.

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who are at the high intermediate to advanced proficiency level and are interested in improving their communication skills.

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What You Will Learn

  • Aspects of your pronunciation that might interfere with how well people understand you when you speak English
  • The physical processes required to make some specific sounds
  • Appropriate thought groups, focus words, linking and intonation in scripted dialogues and in some unscripted speech
  • Spoken stress patterns of multi-syllable words
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How You Will Benefit

  • Build confidence in your English-speaking abilities.
  • Improve your effective communication skills in spoken English.
  • Refine your self-correction strategies.
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An excellent experience in learning a second language because of methodology for academics and success. In addition, you gain knowledge about other cultures through personal sharing with other classmates.

- Sandra Naranjo Betancur


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