2 – English in a Nutshell

Nathalie · November 1, 2020

Crash Course about the English Accent

In this course you will learn how to identify the classic patterns and characteristics of the English language so that you can minimize your own accent. You will learn how to encounter and implement the most important sounds of the English language in a new way. 

Additionally, you will receive simple tools for use in speech training, and a warm-up exercise. 

Start with the 1st video. In this explanatory video, I show you exactly what you need to pay attention to, and we then go step by step through your speech tools to understand how they shape the sounds that you make.

In certain instances, more information regarding the specific sound will be provided. 

The 2nd video is a practice drill. Just try to participate to the best of your ability—it will get easier with time!

The 3rd video features words that contain the newly learned sound. It is not only helpful to repeat the words aloud, but also to train your hearing by writing the words down. 

Please note the following:

This course is based on sound, not on spelling. The written equivalents are included in brackets at the beginning of the sound. Additionally, several examples are given so that you may test out the newly learned sound.  

The phonetic transcription used is the standard International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). It doesn’t matter if you don’t already know the symbols—you will learn them here. 

In this course, we will focus solely on the most essential aspects of the English accent and how to pronounce them correctly.

In this course, I will also explain the differences between American and British English.

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Nathalie

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  • 19 Lessons
  • 56 Topics