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The Rhythm & Melody of American English – Part 1

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If you have this aim of learning to speak more understandable English, then taking this course is your solution here. You can consider this course to be an in-depth look at mastering the correct use of word and sentence stress, contractions, and reductions. You will first understand what the word stress is and its part. Then you will move to understand what sentence stress is about. Similarly, you are also going to understand what contractions and reductions are and how they can help you speak American English.

This class is the first in a two-part series on American English intonation. Intonation includes the rhythmic and melodic aspects of language such as correctly stressing syllables and words, reducing and connecting words, grouping words, pausing in the correct places and using appropriate pitch. The series is designed to help the high-intermediate to advanced English speaker master the key elements for speaking clear, understandable English. The courses focus on the musical and rhythmic aspects of pronunciation, which are the most important aspects of intelligible English speech. This course includes a free 50+ page workbook, is interactive and requires active participation. Part 1 covers the topics of word stress and sentence stress, contractions and reductions.  Part 2 includes linking, thought groups and pausing, non-verbal communication and pitch.

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