American Accent Training

Author: Ann Cook
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438010359
Format: PDF
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Makes a great training tool for classroom or personal use! This new edition comes with downloadable audio that features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent authentic American pronunciation and intonation; easy-to-follow lessons; pronunciation exercises; invaluable supplementary materials; and more. Specifically designed for foreign-born students and business people working, traveling, or studying in the United States and Canada.

American Accent Training

Author: Ann Cook
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764196515
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Directed to speakers of English as a second language, a multi-media guide to pronouncing American English covers grammar, vocabulary, pronunication, reading, writing, and listening comprehension.

Mastering the American Accent 2nd edition

Author: Lisa Mojsin, M.A.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068867
Format: PDF, ePub
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This instructional program is designed to diminish the accents of men and women who speak English as their second language. Specific exercises concentrate on vowel sounds, problematic consonants such as V, W, TH, the American R, and the often confusing American T sound. It teaches them to employ correct syllable stress, emphasize the correct words in a sentence for native sounding rhythm, speak with American intonation, link words for smoother speech flow, use common word contractions, and more. Additional topics that often confuse ESL students are also discussed and explained. Includes a native language guide that references problematic accent issues of 13 different language backgrounds. There is also a link to downloadable audio that uses male and female voices to coach correct American-style pronunciation.

Pronouncing American English

Author: Gertrude F. Orion
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9781111352103
Format: PDF, Docs
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Newly updated, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive overview of the American sound system. With an easy-to-follow format and thorough coverage of vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, Pronouncing American English guides students to develop clear speech. Perfect for the classroom, self-study, or in a language lab!

Barron s ESL Guide to American Business English

Author: Andrea B. Geffner
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764105944
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Focused especially to fit the needs of ESL students, this handbook for communicating in business situations describes a wide variety of business writings, and recommends appropriate styles and formats for each. Samples and instruction cover sales and public relations letters, reports and proposals, resumes, job applications, and much more. A section on usage reviews basics of English grammar, emphasizing sentence construction and verb forms. Students of English as a second language who plan to do business in North America can become confused by jargon and formalisms that sometimes invade business correspondence. Author Andrea Geffner's advice to them is to relax and stop worrying about sounding "business-like" or "official." Correct but relaxed English is always preferable. This book will meet the needs of all ESL students--especially those in business schools--but can also serve as a general quick reference guide in any business office.

Perfecting Your English Pronunciation

Author: Susan Cameron
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071788484
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reduce your accent when pronouncing English, with the expertise from an acclaimed specialist in the area Developed by acclaimed speech consultant and accent specialist Susan Cameron, Perfecting Your English Pronunciation features her successful method, which focuses on the anatomical placement of sound and on the musculature used in articulation. Where other accent reduction/English pronunciation products rely on solely mimicking of audio sounds, this work focuses visually, audibly, and narratively on the physical ability to speak English, noting that many sounds of English may be difficult for you because some tongue positions used in English may not be used in your native language. The 45-minute DVD introduces you to mouth and jaw exercises to prepare you for English, then demonstrates mouth formations and tongue placement using other nonnative speakers like you. You will see and hear how English sounds--enabling you to become more and more comfortable conversing with native English speakers as you go through the program.