The Music of American English Pronunciation

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  • Welcome
    • Welcome to The Music of American English Pronunciation! In this course, you’ll move beyond individual consonant and vowel sounds and learn about things like syllable stress, intonation, and linking. These give English its characteristic “music,” and they’re a big help in making your pronunciation sound more natural and understandable. Learning about these things will also improve your listening skill and make it easier for you to understand English when it’s spoken at a normal speed. Good luck in practicing the music of American English Pronunciation!
  • Syllables and Word Stress
  • Thought Groups, Rhythm, and Reduced Words
  • Connected Speech
  • Sentence Focus and Intonation