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Accent-Reduction/American English Pronunciation Practice

Access to Accent Assets using multimedia and portfolio powers
Erol Gokcedag
3,768 students enrolled
English [CC]
Essentials of North American English Pronunciation and accent acquisition
development of a wide and varied accent asset portfolio using audio and multimedia
becoming familiar and confident with the phonological blueprint of North-American accent
how to use various digital and analogue multimedia tools to practice English accents

Favorably and extensively reviewed and proven to be effective by students, the accent-reduction and/or speech synthesis program developed from dissertation research using multi-media methods. The instructor has taught this subject for over eight years to public and private causes, as library, individuals, and language schools.

The emphasis is on an ecological approximation of the various sounds, rhythms, inflections, and patterns the spoken language integrates. The goal is to develop a balanced, systematic voice/accent portfolio/profile based on lesson/MP3 recordings using digital audio monitoring software. Students obtain a repository of audio files during each lesson to be used for actively evaluating individual expression while waiting in line, traffic, and during breaks.

The course is configurable according to the following respective or interchangeable options:

1. Study with instructor asynchronously by sending those individually collected assets to the instructor via email or cloud link for feedback, revision suggestions, and customization of additional samples to further upgrade accent acquisition. This may also include written feedback related to specific samples and cue points or benchmarks of the transmitted samples in Goldwave or Wavepad for insight into necessary optimization. This option does not require any formal lesson or meeting.

2. Study with instructor in real-time via meeting app to collect and cultivate accent and voice recording assets using the same and considerably more upgrade tools and resources.

3. Study more per lecture and presentation than active practice and collection of accent assets in a portfolio: this option or track covers and surveys a wide, varied inventory of topics The course encompasses over 135 pdf and word files, along with multimedia items, to be surveyed.

Each option will require some degree of independent study with the video assets, the omni-phrase guide, the accessible samples, and the collection of new, stylistic samples with the software, comparing, contrasting, and upgrading the recordings of voice and accent.


Burrkowsky, Mitchess (1969) Teaching American Pronunciation to Foreign Students. New York: Warren Green, 1969.

Morton, H., Gunson, N., Jack, M. (2012). Interactive Language Learning through Speech-Enabled Virtual Scenarios. Advances in Human Computer Interaction. doi:10.1155/2012/389523.

Zheng, D., Young, M. F., Wagner, M. M., & Brewer, R. A. (2009). Negotiation for action:

English language learning in game-based virtual worlds. The Modern Language

Journal, 93(4), 489.

minimum configuration for online: Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, Audacity or Wavosaur, 5 MBPS Internet, webcam with mic, SSD Drive, Windows 7 or other OS

recommended: Intel I7 or AMD Ryzen 5-7, Goldwave Audio, MPOW USB headset (Mpow USB Headset/3.5mm Computer with Noise Cancelling Mic Stereo Wired Headphone), 10 MBPS Internet, M.2 Drive, Windows 10 64bit.

Practice Vibrant voiced vowels, semi-vowels, and diphtongs and contextualize

Practice Speech Music and Rhythmic Elements (pitch, intonation, cadence)

Practice finessed, nuanced, subtle, phonotactic qualities, as final s/z, and THs

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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