Accent Classes: improving your pronunciation skills

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  • Ad ID: 565

  • Added: December 13, 2018

  • Condition: Used

  • Location: South Africa

  • State: Western Cape

  • City: Cape Town

  • Views: 41

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Country: South Africa Region: Western Cape City: Cape Town PostalCode: 7441 Address: 120 Vryburger Avenue, Bothasig Mobile number: 846254000 Availability Date: 11/06/2018
What should be
the main goal of any pronunciation class or course?
What are the
kinds of exercises that will help you improve your pronunciation?

First, the main goal of any Elocution/pronunciation course should be to focus
on accent reduction, not accent elimination, which is technically
impossible. Students should work on reducing areas of their pronunciation and
enunciation that make it difficult for native speakers to understand
them.

Second,
with this goal in mind, students need to be able to identify which areas of
pronunciation and enunciation give them the most inaudibility; such as,
vowel and consonant sounds, word and sentence stress, word reductions, linking,
and intonation.

Finally,
you need to practice these structured exercises to extemporaneous speech in
different situations, because practice makes perfect. Improving your
pronunciation will take a lot of patience and commitment, but the end product –
your unique, well developed voice – is worth it!

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