Mastering the American Accent is an easy-to-follow approach for reducing the accent of non-native speakers of English. Well-sequenced lessons in the book correspond over eight hours of audio files covering the entire text.
Author: Lisa Mojsin
Publisher: Barrons Educational Services
Category: Foreign Language Study
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Mastering the American Accent is an easy-to-follow approach for reducing the accent of non-native speakers of English. Well-sequenced lessons in the book correspond over eight hours of audio files covering the entire text. The audio program provides clear models (both male and female) to help coach a standard American accent. The program is designed to help users speak Standard American English with clarity, confidence, and accuracy. The many exercises in the book concentrate on topics such as vowel sounds, problematic consonants such as V, W, TH, the American R and T and others. Correct lip and tongue positions for all sounds are discussed in detail. Beyond the production of sounds, the program provides detailed instruction in prosodic elements such as syllable stress, emphasis, intonation, linking words for smoother speech flow, common word contractions, and much more. Additional topics that often confuse ESL students are also discussed and explained. They include distinguishing between casual and formal speech, homophones (e.g., they're and there), recognizing words with silent letters (e.g., comb, receipt), and avoiding embarrassing pronunciation mistakes, such as mixing up "pull" and "pool." Students are familiarized with many irregular English spelling rules and exceptions, and are shown how such irregularities can contribute to pronunciation errors. A native language guide references problematic accent issues for 13 different language backgrounds.
Speak English Like an American teaches over 300 of today's most common American English idioms and phrases. ... familiar with the English language, yet who seek to take their fluency to new heights by mastering common English idioms.
Author: Judy Ravin
Publisher: Language Success Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
A comprehensive accent reduction guide for self-study, including a book, an interactive CD-ROM, and 4 audio CDs. With a hard plastic media case.
Exercises present tricky vowel and consonant sounds and demonstrate correct syllable stress and rhythmn.
Author: Lisa Mojsin
Exercises present tricky vowel and consonant sounds and demonstrate correct syllable stress and rhythmn. Provides tools to change your accent quickly, including lists of important rules and exceptions. For speakers whose native languages are Chinese, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese.
The book is supplemented by dozens of online audio clips of General American voices, recorded by native speakers, so you can listen to the target sounds and repeat for practice.
Author: REBECCA. GAUSNELL
This step-by-step guide to learning and practising an American accent is for anyone who wants to use a General American accent with confidence in auditions and performance. Inside, you'll find an easy-to-follow breakdown of the fundamentals required for the accent - including the shape and position of the mouth; vowels and consonants; rhythm; stressing; pitch; pace and more - as well as structured drills and exercises to build on and consolidate what you've learned, using extracts from contemporary American plays. The book is supplemented by dozens of online audio clips of General American voices, recorded by native speakers, so you can listen to the target sounds and repeat for practice. Also included are tips on fully integrating the accent into your performance, as well as a series of vocal warm-ups. Rebecca Gausnell is a voice and dialect coach, who has worked internationally in theatre, film and television. Born and raised in the United States, she studied acting in Chicago, before completing an MFA in Voice Studies in London. The Compact Guides are pocket-sized introductions for actors and theatremakers, each tackling a key topic in a clear and comprehensive way. Written by industry professionals with extensive hands-on experience of their subject, they provide you with maximum information in minimum time.
Pronunciation fundamentals: Evidence-based perspectives for L2 teaching and research. ... Teaching American English pronunciation. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ... Mastering the American accent (2nd ed.). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's ...
Author: Robert McKinney
Publisher: Plural Publishing
Here's How to Do Accent Modification: A Manual for Speech-Language Pathologists is designed for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working with clients on accent modification in American English. A growing number of non-native speakers are interested in improving their communication skills and SLPs need preparation to work with this clientele. The text provides copious advice and many diverse techniques for teaching accent modification, from the level of basic sounds to the level of discourse. The text emphasizes realistic goal setting, so that clients focus on becoming effective communicators as opposed to sounding exactly like native speakers. The objective is a balance between clear and natural speech. Many SLPs favor intelligibility over naturalness because of their backgrounds working with speech delayed children, but with non-native speakers this often leads to unnatural speech and listeners focus on how something is said as opposed to what is said. Here's How to Do Accent Modification is uniquely geared toward the skills and backgrounds of SLPs working with clients in a one-on-one setting, but is also an excellent introductory text for any English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. Robert McKinney brings this unique perspective as a speech-language pathologist with degrees in both Communication Disorders and Teaching English as a Second Language. Also included with the text are numerous practical activities and worksheets for working with clients. The ebook includes audio files and video clips to demonstrate working with non-native speakers.
Many native Chinese speakers can master English grammar but are not able to get rid of their accent no matter how many years they practice . Tracey's book offers a well laid out 7 week course that could improve your communication with ...
Author: Tracey Ingram
Publisher: NativeChinese speak English
Category: English language
Discover Insider Secrets and specialized strategies to succeed in speaking conversational American English with ease!! Are you a Native Chinese student or professional struggling with trying to achieve the American Accent? Has it been difficult as an English language learner how to correct your pronunciation? 7 weeks to a Better American accent for the Native Mandarin Speaker- vol. 1, is the first series specifically designed for the native Chinese speaker to overcome common language challenges with intonation and American English pronunciation. It is a challenge going from Chinese to English. Speaking English will be easier as you continue to learn English and how to speak English. The Mp3 Audio files are critical for you to get comfortable in how to learn English conversation and pronunciation. This is available at CDbaby (dot) com under the same name as this course. Remember be patient with yourself and know that this is a process that requires patience. It takes persistence to learn English pronunciation and the American Accent. It is possible for Chinese students to learn to speak English. Many native Chinese speakers have difficulty with the mastery of the English language, and want to speak English better for career advancement. This series give Native Chinese speakers specialized strategies to master conversational American English with greater fluency. This fun and exciting new series, is intended primarily for individuals who have basic to intermediate skills regarding English grammar and vocabulary. The program can be useful for Chinese to English translations, Native Chinese professionals who are looking to polish their business English skills, Chinese students who are attending colleges and universities, and English as a second language professionals. This American accent program is self paced, however is designed to be completed in 7 weeks. This initial series (volume 1), consists of a 70 page workbook complete with bonus materials and 16 MP3 Audio files. The MP3 Audio files are a vital component of this program and should not be missed. This workbook does not contain the Audio files (per Amazon rules) and the user must purchase these Audio files separately. The MP3 Audio Files will enable the reader to hear the American accent coach pronunciation using the standard Midwestern American accent. The combination of hearing the speech samples and following the workbook will enable the reader to make rapid progress as they continue the series. Don't forget to pick up the Audio files at CD baby dot com and set at least 30 minutes daily to practice and learn English conversation.
For example, a Pakistani immigrant, discussing his experiences moving to Seattle, advocates that other immigrants to the USA try to imitate American English through adapting intonation, mastering the American accent, studying American ...
Author: Nicola Galloway
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book: Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English. Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language. Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources. Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.
Mastering the American accent (Barron's Educational Series) (2nd ed.). New York: Hauppauge. Moody, A. (2010). The Englishes of popular cultures. In A. Kirkpatrick (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of world Englishes (pp. 535–549).
Author: Ram Ashish Giri
Publisher: Springer Nature
This volume is a compilation of 21 distinguished chapters, an Introduction, and an Afterword with a thematic focus on the functional variations of English in non-native contexts. Highly acclaimed scholars in the field of (applied) linguistics, bringing their expertise from the core areas of general linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, educational linguistics, and stylistics, address the ways in which English language varies in different contexts. The contributions carefully examine the variations, the complexities and the concerns arising thereof, and explore the resultant pedagogical implications. The volume, in this respect, contributes to an informed process for policy decisions, curriculum design, material development, and most importantly classroom practices based on the ability, feasibility and desirability of English for the users, as a step towards nurturing globally-minded, globally-competent, and globally-functioning individuals. Taking the deliberations through and beyond Kachru’s world Englishes model of three circles, this book is an attempt to: See what the users of English ‘do’ or ‘do not do’ with the language, rather than ‘where’ they come from Create a flexible mindset to enable acceptance and respect for linguistic variations in English usage Promote practical abilities for language and ‘communication management’ Facilitate informed pedagogical practices based on global realities