Pronunciation Classes

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English Pronunciation Classes

The following is a 6-week series.  You may register for some or all of the sessions.

Classes fill quickly, so register Early!  

Series: Class 1 - English Vowels

Next session: Wednesday NOVEMBER 21 2018, 6pm - 7:30pm (register here)

  • Breathing and voice tips for vowels

  • Vowel features: high, low, back, front, rounded, spread, one-part, two-part

  • Practicing vowels in words and sentences

  • Identify your target vowels

  • Practice strategies

  • On-line resources for independent practice

Series: Class 2 - English Consonants

Next session: TBD, 6pm - 7:30pm (REGISTER HERE)

  • Breathing and voice tips for consonants

  • Consonant features: place, manner, voice

  • Practicing consonants in words and sentences

  • Identify your target consonants

  • Practice strategies

  • On-line resources for independent practice

Series: Class 3 - Word Rhythm

Next session: TBD 2019, 6pm - 7:30pm (REGISTER HERE)

  • Breathing and voice tips for word rhythm

  • Word rhythm for correct grammar

  • When to use syllable stress

  • The most common vowel: schwa

  • Practicing word rhythm

  • Identify your target words

  • Practice strategies

  • On-line resources for independent practice

Series: Class 4 - Sentence Rhythm and Intonation

Next session: TBD 2019, 6pm - 7:30pm (REGISTER HERE)

  • Breathing and voice tips for sentence rhythm

  • What is "stress-timed" rhythm?

  • English intonation patterns

  • Practice the sentence rhythm & intonation formula

  • Practice strategies

  • On-line resources for independent practice

Series: Class 5 - Tips and Tricks

Next session: TBD, 6pm - 7:30pm (REGISTER HERE)

  • Breathing and voice tips for projection

  • Linking smoothly

  • Grammatical endings made easy

  • You can make "negatives" clear

  • North American features of spoken English

  • Practice strategies

  • On-line resources for independent practice

Series: Class 6 - Guided Pronunciation Practice in Conversation

Next session: WEDNESDAY November 28 2018, 6pm - 7:30pm (REGISTER HERE)

Guided Pronunciation Practice in Conversation

Topic - Holiday Season Celebrations!

NEXT SESSION: TBD

Pronunciation Practice for Presentations

NEXT SESSION: TBD

Pronunciation Tips for the Telephone

NEXT SESSION: TBD