Ann Kopel, Instructor
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Southeast Center, Adult Basic Skills Department
Office hours by appointment
Phone: 971-722-3860 (message only)
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Useful Web Resources
Click here to practice pronunciation using class handouts.
Click here to practice your first speech.
Click here to practice IPA transcription.
Are you having trouble with word stress and hearing syllables? These four lectures will help you.
Lesson 1 - In this video you will learn how to properly stress a syllable. (10 min)
Lesson 2 - Video gives you practice hearing syllables, using IPA, and saying state names. (10 min)
Lesson 3 - Video practices saying some of the states' names and their capitols. (7 min)
Lesson 4 - Video practices saying the rest of the states' names and their capitols. (7 min)
The next 3 lessons help you understand word stress in sentences.
Lesson 5 - Video will help you speak with a more natural American speech rhythm. (10 min)
Lesson 6 - How to stress words in order to change the meaning of a sentence. (6 min.)
Lesson 7 - Listening to the story of the Bee and the Caterpiller. Stop the video and try to repeat the sentences you here. (5 min.)
Free online dictionary of English pronunciation
Study Stack You can study flashcards made by teachers around the world or create your personal signon that allows you to make your own list of flashcards. It's fun and it's FREE!
The idiom connection Learn common English idioms and phrases here.
Newspapers of the World (online versions) Click here to find a newspaper to read in English or in your first language.
Yahoo Bablefish website For translating words, texts, or websites
Weather Underground This site reports the weather any place in the world.
To read the PCC Student Newspaper online follow this link: The New Bridge