The Last Pronunciation Class You Will Ever Need

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Rebecca Wild NelsonEnglish
December 10, 2018
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Do you notice that people ask you to repeat what you say? Or that people pretend to understand you when you can tell they don't?

It might be time to review the basics of English pronunciation.

It's possible that your English as a Second Language classes didn't do a good job teaching pronunciation, especially if your teacher didn't speak English as a first language. I have heard this story from hundreds of my English students!

That's why I decided to teach pronunciation the way that American children are taught in Kindergarten.

In a kindergarten classroom, American children learn the vowels, A E I O U, and sometimes Y.

Easy.

Next, American children learn that every vowel has two primary sounds: the short sound and the long sound.

This is the part that even my most advanced students usually don't know!

The letter A can be pronounced two ways. The short A sounds like the A in 'at,' and the long A sounds like the A in 'ate.'

Usually the silent E at the end of the word changes the vowel from short to long! That's why we don't pronounce the E at the end of so many words. But that silent E still has a function, and that is to change the vowel sound of the word!

So:

Short A: At, Ask, Am, Class.
Long A: Ate, Make, Name, Age.

The same is true for all of the vowels.

Short E: Red, Said, Help, Less.
Long E: Read, Speed, Meet, Even.

Short I: It, Big, Kid, Is.
Long I: I, Hi, Bye, Like.

The MOST common pronunciation mistake for English learners everywhere is confusion between Short I and Long E.

Can you pronounce the difference between these words?

It / Eat
Kiss / Keys
This / These

Send me a message to receive a complete pronunciation review, and I can teach you all the vowel sounds just like American kids learn when they are five years old.

You will leave class with a Google Document with lists of common words with each Short and Long vowel sound and a personalized assessment of your pronunciation. I will give you specific exercises with recordings to practice daily to become a more clear English speaker.

See you in class,
Rebecca


$33.00
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Rebecca is a writer and editor in New York. She speaks Spanish and English fluently. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English, and a Master's Degree in Writing. She is a published author who loves literature and is currently writing a collection of short stories. She lived in Colombia for five years, and knows what it's like to be in a new country learning a new culture and language. She is different from other teachers because she holds a Master's Degree in Writing, as well as four years and over 3,000 hours of experience teaching on Verbling. She provides each student with a personalized Google Document with notes on your English, a vocabulary list, a pronunciation list, as well as homework assignments. She listens to you attentively and corrects all your mistakes in writing in your Google Document so you can study between classes. Rebecca offers courses in Conversation, Reading and Writing, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Test Preparation for TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, and GRE, Personal Statements for University Applications, Interview Preparation, Business Presentations, support for Medical Professionals, general Editing Services, and more. She provides academic and cultural support for current students attending College or University. She can also work with Spanish speakers who speak no English. She can provide Spanish to English translation. . Rebecca speaks with a clear, comprehensible New York accent (a North American 'TV accent') . Specialized Services . Medical Students and Professionals: USMLE Step 2 CS Clinical Skills Exam Preparation Medical Residency coaching, support in the language-based aspects of effective case presentation, handovers, and patient history taking Medical Editing . University / College Students: Crafting and Editing Personal Statements for Applications Essay Coaching and Editing GRE Preparation Academic and Cultural Support . Business Professionals: Presentation Editing and Coaching Interview Preparation Editing for Promotional Materials Resumé and CV Editing Services . Spanish Speakers: Classes for beginners who speak Spanish but no English Spanish-English Translation . Inclusive of all countries, religions, cultures, ethnicities. LGBTQ Friendly. I aim to make my classes a safe, judgement-free space of support. ' Can't wait to meet you, Rebecca
Flag
English
globe
United States
time
3.138
English
Native
,
Spanish
C2
,
French
A1
Rebecca is a writer and editor in New York. She speaks Spanish and English fluently. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English, and a Master's Degree in Writing. She is a published author who loves literature and is currently writing a collection of short stories. She lived in Colombia for five years, and knows what it's like to be in a new country learning a new culture and language. She is different from other teachers because she holds a Master's Degree in Writing, as well as four years and over 3,000 hours of experience teaching on Verbling. She provides each student with a personalized Google Document with notes on your English, a vocabulary list, a pronunciation list, as well as homework assignments. She listens to you attentively and corrects all your mistakes in writing in your Google Document so you can study between classes. Rebecca offers courses in Conversation, Reading and Writing, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Test Preparation for TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, and GRE, Personal Statements for University Applications, Interview Preparation, Business Presentations, support for Medical Professionals, general Editing Services, and more. She provides academic and cultural support for current students attending College or University. She can also work with Spanish speakers who speak no English. She can provide Spanish to English translation. . Rebecca speaks with a clear, comprehensible New York accent (a North American 'TV accent') . Specialized Services . Medical Students and Professionals: USMLE Step 2 CS Clinical Skills Exam Preparation Medical Residency coaching, support in the language-based aspects of effective case presentation, handovers, and patient history taking Medical Editing . University / College Students: Crafting and Editing Personal Statements for Applications Essay Coaching and Editing GRE Preparation Academic and Cultural Support . Business Professionals: Presentation Editing and Coaching Interview Preparation Editing for Promotional Materials Resumé and CV Editing Services . Spanish Speakers: Classes for beginners who speak Spanish but no English Spanish-English Translation . Inclusive of all countries, religions, cultures, ethnicities. LGBTQ Friendly. I aim to make my classes a safe, judgement-free space of support. ' Can't wait to meet you, Rebecca

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