It's time to improve your pronunciation! Are you ready to do what it takes?  Give me 20 to 30 minutes a day, and your pronunciation will improve! 

After watching instructional videos, you will do excersises and activities to review and practice what you've learned.   It's time to develop new habits that help you improve daily.  This course has what you need to make positive changes in your life.  What are you waiting for? 

In order to be successful and improve, you will need to commit to listening and repeating all exercises multiple times.  Speak more, speak often, and make the change today!  

This is an amazing tool you must add to your toolbox.

 

Expected Learning

  • In this course, you will learn
    • 25 specific sounds
    • Connected speech and joining words
    • Rules, for using sounds such as:
      • S endings 
      • ED endings
  • This course includes:
    • 5+ hours of video instruction
    • 5+ hours of audio to listen and repeat
      • That's more than 1,500 clips 

Requirement

  • This is the English Only version of our pronunciation program. This program is suited for those at a Pre-Intermediate English level and above.

Roadmap

This course should take 3 to 4 months to complete.  We also recommend developing new positive habits to further increase your knowledge and skill as such:

  • Do this course 20 to 30 minutes per day including:
    • Watch and understand videos
    • Listen and repeat all audio from activities at least 3 times each
  • Choose a TV show to watch for 20 minutes per day.  
    • No subtitles
    • Write down words and phrases you hear 
    • Speak the words and phrases you write down 
    • Understand you will not understand everything, and that's ok!
  • Change the language on your apps, games, programs, etc., to English
  • OYM - Open Your Mouth - Speak as much as you can, even when you are alone.

Syllabus

Introduction - Welcome! 00:03:00

  • Introduction - Welcome! 00:03:00

The Schwa 00:53:00

  • What is the Schwa? 00:10:00
  • The Schwa and the IPA Symbol 00:05:00
  • The Schwa and Word Stress 00:05:00
  • A Very Similar Sound - What's the Difference? 00:07:00
  • When Do We Use The Schwa? 00:10:00
  • Listen and Speak 00:08:00
  • Final Practice 00:08:00

The /iː/ 00:36:00

  • What's That Sound? 00:10:00
  • IPA And Listening Practice 00:05:00
  • Speaking Practice 00:05:00
  • A small Difference 00:07:00
  • Listen and Practice 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:04:00

The /ɪ/ 00:35:00

  • Woman Vs. Women 00:10:00
  • No more Sheep 00:05:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:08:00
  • I Wish to Wish 00:08:00
  • Final Practice 00:04:00

The /e/ 00:21:00

  • The /e/ Sound 00:10:00
  • Egg - Different Spellings 00:07:00
  • Final Practice 00:04:00

Review 1 00:08:00

  • Review 1 00:08:00

The /æ/ 00:29:00

  • Apple or A-pple? 00:10:00
  • Better Batter 00:05:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:10:00
  • Final Practice 00:04:00

The /ɑː/ 00:25:00

  • Intro to the Sound 00:10:00
  • Many Spellings 00:05:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /ʊ/ 00:41:00

  • The Good Cook 00:15:00
  • Different Spellings 00:05:00
  • Should Would and Could 00:10:00
  • Tongue Twister 00:06:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /uː/ 00:30:00

  • The Moving Sound 00:15:00
  • The Food is Good 00:05:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /eɪ/ 00:34:00

  • Another Moving Sound 00:12:00
  • The Magic E 00:06:00
  • The Rain in Spain 00:06:00
  • The Main Man 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /aɪ/ 00:34:00

  • Mike not Mai 00:08:00
  • Coyote 00:08:00
  • By - Bye - Buy 00:08:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

04 Review 2 00:07:00

  • Review 2 00:07:00

Voiced vs. Unvoiced sounds 00:20:00

  • Voiced or Not? 00:10:00
  • I Hafta Go 00:10:00

The /k/ 00:37:00

  • What's My Name? 00:10:00
  • Different Spellings 00:05:00
  • To /k/ or not to /k/? 00:10:00
  • Connected Speech 00:07:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /g/ 00:40:00

  • The Game 00:12:00
  • G G 00:05:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:06:00
  • The Stop 00:06:00
  • The Stop 00:06:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /p/ 00:31:00

  • The Paper 00:12:00
  • The Popcorn 00:08:00
  • The Piper 00:06:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /b/ 00:32:00

  • More Paper 00:15:00
  • A Big Black Bug 00:08:00
  • Buy or Pie? 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:04:00

Review 3 00:15:00

  • Review 3 00:05:00
  • I Hafta Go 00:10:00

The /t/ 00:46:00

  • 1/3 of Words 00:12:00
  • Many Ways to T 00:08:00
  • The Flap T 00:05:00
  • Betty's Butter 00:07:00
  • Elision - When T is not a /t/ 00:07:00
  • Final Practice 00:07:00

The /d/ 00:40:00

  • Riding or Writing? 00:10:00
  • The Sound 00:06:00
  • /t/ Vs. /d/ 00:06:00
  • Elision 00:07:00
  • Not a /d/ 00:04:00
  • Final Practice 00:07:00

ED Endings 00:33:00

  • ED Endings - The /t/ 00:15:00
  • ED Endings - The /d/ 00:06:00
  • ED Endings - The /ɪd/ 00:06:00
  • ED Final Practice 00:06:00

The /tʃ/ 00:50:00

  • CH and SH 00:15:00
  • The /ʃ/ Shhhh! 00:06:00
  • The /tʃ/ CHurCH 00:06:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:10:00
  • How Much Squash? 00:07:00
  • Final Practice 00:06:00

The /dʒ/ 00:41:00

  • Related Sounds 00:10:00
  • G and J 00:06:00
  • Unusual 00:06:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:06:00
  • Connected Speech 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:08:00

Review 4 00:10:00

  • Review 4 00:10:00

The /s/ 00:26:00

  • A Snake 00:12:00
  • So Many S's 00:05:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:04:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

The /z/ 00:28:00

  • The /z/ 00:16:00
  • More /z/ 00:05:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:03:00
  • Final Practice 00:04:00

S endings 00:43:00

  • The Rules 00:18:00
  • Rule 1: The /ɪz/ Ending 00:05:00
  • Rule 2: The /z/ Ending 00:05:00
  • Rule 3: The /s/ Ending 00:05:00
  • Final Practice 00:10:00

The /l/ 00:38:00

  • No HEO 00:18:00
  • The Light L 00:06:00
  • The Dark L 00:08:00
  • Final Practice 00:06:00

The /r/ 00:53:00

  • The /r/ 00:12:00
  • The Rock 00:06:00
  • Blends 00:12:00
  • Blends 00:12:00
  • Minimal Pairs 00:03:00
  • Connected Speech 00:03:00
  • Final Practice 00:05:00

Review 5 - Thank You! 00:10:00

  • Review 5 - Thank You! 00:10:00

Instructors

Mike Manley

Chief Amazing Officer & Co-founder
Mr. Mike Manley is one of the company's excellent lecturers. He studied Psychology and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California Coast University. He has more than 10 years experience teaching English to all different ages in many countries in Asia in general, and Vietnam in particular.