9LAN600W Accent Modification: American English Pronunciation

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Learn how to pronounce consonants and vowels used in conversational English. Practice speaking using melody or intonation, including how to ask questions, correctly use stress and pitch, pause and make statements. Taught by a professional speech-language pathologist. 

This is a 3-hour workshop taught by a speech-language pathologist specializing in the field of accent modification (or accent reduction). You will improve your ability to communicate by improving your American English pronunciation and intonation. This will allow your listener to concentrate more on what you are saying and less on how you are saying it. You'll improve your pronunciation of the most difficult to pronounce or most mispronounced sounds by non-native English. We'll practice aloud during the class, using an evidenced-based speech-language pathology model, moving from sounds to words. In the exercises, you will improve your ability to "hear" these sounds and how they may be represented in spelled words. We will also improve your ability to use intonation (or melody). What words you stress and how you use your pitch can dramatically change the meaning of what you are saying. We'll learn how to make simple statements, longer messages and how to ask questions (there are two different ways!). You'll be given materials to use during the class and we'll wrap up by reviewing how to continue to improve on your own using apps, web-based resources, and tricks for practicing.

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List of classes for 9LAN600W Accent Modification: American English Pronunciation
CRN Location & type Days & time Dates Seats available More info
16654 WCC WCC 202
Wednesday
from 6 to 8:50pm
February 26, 2020
Instructor: Darren J Packard
Tuition: $45.00 Fees: $0.00