Profile Picture

ACCENT REDUCTION: PRONUNCIATION OR INTONATION?

4달 전
Learners of English as a second language are usually worried about their pronunciation and feel self-conscious about their accent. While you tread the rocky road of learning to discriminate sounds that are not relevant in their own language and, therefore, are virtually unheard by your Spanish/French/Italian/Portuguese/etc. ear, here is some good news for you: it is ok to have an accent – even a heavy accent – as long as you are understandable.

Does this mean that you don’t need to learn the difference between the sounds of “ship” and “sheep”? Alas, the answer is no. You need to learn to discriminate and produce more vowel sounds than those you are equipped with if you are Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish or Chinese (I’m sure this applies to other languages, but I’m afraid I can’t quote my own experience there).

What’s the good news then? The trick is intonation. By tackling the intonation issue you will have solved at least half of your communication problem. The difficulty here is overcoming self-consciousness. Once you shake off that useless reluctance to sound clownish you will really be way more understandable. And your communications skills will sky-rocket.

Try it! Start singing the music of the English language. Contact me here if you need help with accent reduction :)

인기

Profile Picture
Profile PictureFlag영어 (English)8시간 전
코멘트: 6보고하기
feature
Profile Picture
Profile Picture
Ayman
Flag아랍어 (Arabic)5시간 전
코멘트: 0보고하기
Profile Picture
Profile PictureFlag영어 (English)하루 전
코멘트: 36보고하기
update
Profile Picture

Jackie

Flag
(23)
$18.00-24.00
USD/h
영어 (English)
미국
53
레슨 예약할까요?