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Beginner Level
Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
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Beginner Level
Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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University of California, Irvine

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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

Syllables and Word Stress

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 51 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
10 videos
The Music of English7m
The Music of English Practice Activity7m
Syllables & Word Stress6m
Disappearing Syllables2m
Disappearing Syllables Practice Activity4m
Predicting Stress6m
Predicting Stress Practice Activity5m
Pronunciation Tips6m
Shadowing a Conversation3m
9 readings
The Music of English Directions1m
The Music of English Practice Activity Directions1m
Disappearing Syllables Directions1m
Disappearing Syllables Practice Activity Directions1m
Predicting Stress Directions1m
Predicting Stress Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Music of English Practice Quiz30m
Disappearing Syllables Practice Quiz30m
Predicting Stress Practice Quiz30m
Week 1 Graded Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Thought Groups, Rhythm, and Reduced Words

6 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 41 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
10 videos
Thought Groups3m
Rhythm3m
Thought Groups and Rhythm Practice Activity4m
Reduced Words6m
Reduced Words Practice Activity4m
Contractions6m
Contractions Practice Activity6m
Pronunciation Tips4m
Shadowing a Conversation1m
9 readings
Thought Groups and Rhythm Directions1m
Thought Groups and Rhythm Practice Activity Directions1m
Reduced Words Directions1m
Reduced Words Practice Activity Directions1m
Contractions Directions1m
Contractions Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Thought Groups and Rhythm Practice Quiz30m
Reduced Words Practice Quiz20m
Contractions Practice Quiz30m
Week 2 Graded Quiz40m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Connected Speech

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 40 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Linking Part 16m
Linking Part 1 Practice Activity4m
Linking Part 24m
Linking Part 2 Practice Activity4m
Common Linked Expressions5m
Common Linked Expressions Practice Activity4m
Pronunciation Tips6m
Shadowing a Conversation2m
9 readings
Linking Part 1 Directions1m
Linking Part 1 Practice Activity Directions1m
Linking Part 2 Directions1m
Linking Part 2 Practice Activity Directions1m
Common Linked Expressions Directions1m
Common Linked Expressions Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Linking Part 1 Practice Quiz30m
Linking Part 2 Practice Quiz30m
Common Linked Expressions Practice Quiz30m
Week 3 Graded Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Sentence Focus and Intonation

6 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 50 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
10 videos
Sentence Focus7m
Sentence Focus Practice Activity4m
Intonation Part 15m
Intonation Part 1 Practice Activity5m
Intonation Part 25m
Intonation Part 2 Practice Activity7m
Pronunciation Tips5m
Extra Funny Pronunciation Stories3m
Shadowing a Conversation3m
9 readings
Sentence Focus Directions1m
Sentence Focus Practice Activity Directions1m
Intonation Part 1 Directions1m
Intonation Part 1 Practice Activity Directions1m
Intonation Part 2 Directions1m
Intonation Part 2 Practice Activity Directions1m
Pronunciation Tips1m
Shadowing a Conversation Directions1m
Shadowing a Conversation Assignment1h
4 practice exercises
Sentence Focus Practice Quiz30m
Intonation Part 1 Practice Quiz30m
Intonation Part 2 Practice Quiz30m
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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