New English speakers can be easily misunderstood when pronouncing words incorrectly. This can lead to blank stares and perhaps an occasional “what did you say?”.
Furthermore, when only one word is pronounced incorrectly, people will think they understood you and therefore won’t ask for clarification. This can lead to miscommunication.
That’s why it’s important to identify and fix common pronunciation mistakes to create smoother relationships with new English-speaking friends, business contacts, service people such as waiters or hairdressers and many others.
Remember, the goal is not perfection. The goal is communication. This course will help you achieve that.
- Phonetic Alphabet: The English language has 44 sounds. In this course you will learn what they are and practice each sound until you master them all.
- Word Stress: Word stress plays a big role in English communication. For example, depending on where I put the stress (the part of the word that is emphasized) on the word present, I am either referring to the time now or the action of giving something to someone.
- Contractions: Native English speakers often use contractions when they speak. This allows communication to flow quicker. In this section you’ll learn how to make contractions and how to pronounce these contractions correctly.
- Proper pronunciation of -ed at the end of words: Mastering the 3 ways of pronouncing -ed at the end of words will help you sound more fluent. Here, you’ll learn what the rule is and practice with numerous examples.
- How to pronounce -th: One of the most difficult sounds to produce in the English language is -th. Did you know there are two ways to pronounce -th? Here, you’ll learn what they are and practice making these two sounds until you can do it without thinking.
- Minimal Pairs: In this section, two similar phonemes are compared in order to understand the slight differences between sounds. This will help you develop a better ear for the English language.
- Heteronyms: One of the intricacies of the English language are heteronyms. Heteronyms are two or more words which are spelled identically but have different sounds and meanings, such as tear meaning ‘rip’ and tear meaning ‘liquid from the eye’. Here, you’ll learn and practice several heteronyms.
Lessons take place over Skype. That way you can learn from the comfort of your home without having to waste time in traffic.
- For a 60-minute lesson
- For individuals/companies anywhere in Germany
- For a 60-minute lesson
- For individuals/companies in the Freiburg i. Br. region
12 hours. Note: this is an estimate. It could take more or less time, depending on the personal needs of the student.
At the end of the course you will feel more confident speaking with other English speakers. You will know where to accentuate syllables to be clearly understood and how to pronounce words in an understandable manner.
- All material will be provided to you
- You’ll receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
- First lesson is FREE
100% Refund Guarantee
If after completing four lessons you are not happy with the course, you can cancel for a FULL REFUND. Does not apply once we’ve reached 5 lessons.
So are you ready to take your English to the next level? If so, contact me today.