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Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
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Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 minutes to complete

Welcome

4 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
Optional Pronunciation Journal2m
5 hours to complete

Introduction to Consonants

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 28 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Consonants Pretest Review3m
Consonant Overview5m
Consonant Overview Practice Activity3m
Voiced and Voiceless Sounds3m
Voiced and Voiceless Sounds Practice Activity2m
Pronunciation Tips3m
Shadowing a Conversation4m
9 readings
Consonants Pretest Directions2m
Consonants Supplemental Materials1m
Consonant Overview Directions1m
Consonant Overview Practice Activity Directions1m
Voiced and Voiceless Sounds Directions1m
Voiced and Voiceless Sounds Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Consonants Pretest30m
Consonants Overview Practice Quiz30m
Voiced and Voiceless Sounds Practice Quiz30m
Week 1 Graded Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Consonants Part 1

6 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 58 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
Consonant Sounds that Pop Part 15m
Consonant Sounds that Pop Part 25m
Consonant Sounds that Pop Practice Activity5m
Consonant Sounds that Hiss Part 15m
Consonant Sounds that Hiss Part 26m
Consonant Sounds that Hiss Practice Activity5m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 110m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 1 Practice Activity4m
Pronunciation Tips5m
Shadowing a Conversation2m
9 readings
Consonant Sounds that Pop Directions1m
Consonant Sounds that Pop Practice Activity Directions1m
Consonant Sounds that Hiss Directions1m
Consonant Sounds that Hiss Practice Activity Directions1m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 1 Directions1m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 1 Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Consonants that Pop Practice Quiz30m
Consonant Sounds that Hiss Practice Quiz30m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 1 Practice Quiz30m
Week 2 Graded Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Consonants Part 2

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 44 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Consonant Sounds that Hum3m
Consonant Sounds that Hum Practice Activity5m
Consonant Sounds that Flow5m
Consonant Sounds that Flow Practice Activity5m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 210m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 2 Practice Activity5m
Pronunciation Tips4m
Shadowing a Conversation2m
9 readings
Consonant Sounds that Hum Directions1m
Consonant Sounds that Hum Practice Activity Directions1m
Consonant Sounds that Flow Directions1m
Consonant Sounds that Flow Practice Activity Directions1m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 2 Directions1m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 2 Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Consonant Sounds that Hum Practice Quiz30m
Consonant Sounds that Flow Practice Quiz30m
Confusing Consonant Pairs 2 Practice Quiz20m
Week 3 Graded Quiz40m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Consonant Challenges

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 50 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters7m
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Practice Activity6m
Pronunciation of -s and -ed Endings7m
Pronunciation of -s and -ed Endings Practice Activity5m
Variations of Some Consonant Sounds6m
Variations of Some Consonant Sounds Practice Activity7m
Pronunciation Tips4m
Shadowing a Conversation3m
9 readings
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Directions1m
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation of -s and -ed Endings Directions1m
Pronunciation of -s and -ed Endings Practice Activity Directions1m
Variations of Some Consonant Sounds Directions1m
Variations of Some Consonant Sounds Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Practice Quiz30m
Pronunciation of -s and -ed Endings Practice Quiz30m
Variations of Some Consonant Sounds Practice Quiz20m
Week 4 Graded Quiz30m

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About the The Pronunciation of American English Specialization

This specialization is intended for anyone who wants to achieve clearer, more understandable pronunciation of American English to help them communicate more easily and effectively. Through these four courses, you will learn about and practice consonant and vowel sounds, along with aspects of the “music” of English, including word stress, intonation, and connected speech. Clearer pronunciation leads to success in business, education, or any field where English is required....
The Pronunciation of American English

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