We teach advanced learners of English how to pronounce the sounds, structures and intonation of British English, all the areas that are often ignored on general English courses.
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Three Key Skills:
English contains 19 vowel sounds and 26 consonant sounds. The key is firstly to know how to produce every sound using the articulators (lips, tongue, mouth) and voice. Secondly to know how to select every sound, as English spelling is not always kind to us.
To speak really confidently you need to join sounds smoothly. This involves learning which sounds are weak, which sounds disappear and which sounds change together. Speaking more slowly is one solution, but to speak with true fluency, joining must be mastered.
English has three intonation patterns; falling, rising and fall-rising which are used with stress patterns to give emotion and meaning to speech. A few simple techniques can totally change the way your English sounds and the way you understand native speakers.
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‘The Sound of English’is Pronunciation Studio’s course book – made by our founding teacher. Over 140 pages and 200 audio files, the sounds, structures and intonation of GB English are covered in a practical, step by step approach.
It’s available as a book, ebook and iBook so you can access it anywhere in the world. Thousands of learners have followed the course and it’s included when you enroll at Pronunciation Studio. Try the first chapter for free today or purchase the full version here.
The benefits of pronunciation are more than simply being able to make sounds correctly. In fact, the first improvement students of English pronunciation notice is improved listening skills – you can spot details you’d never noticed and then your own mistakes.
With practice comes more control and accuracy in sound production and the resultant boost in confidence. Joining sounds is a big area in spoken English, but now you know the rules – when and when not to use an /r/, what happens to /t/, which sounds can disappear – it’s no longer confusing, actually it’s developing your fluency.
When you start to master intonation – an English pitch, rhythm and stress, you know you can command the language. The best part is the constant improvement now you know the rules, sounds and structures, you can also distinguishEnglish accents and even modify your own – if that’s what you aim to do.
Learning is an ongoing process and we provide a wealth of additional materials to accompany classes. The Pronunciation Studio blog covers different accents, tips and topical pronunciation materials. ‘The Sound of English’ site accompanies our course book with lots of extra activities, then there’s the IPA Twitter feed to practise your phonetics. Returning students also have access to reduced price classes and exclusive new lessons in the Returners’ Area.
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