Foundations of British Accent

Course Outcome: British Accent in 70 hours

Target Audience: Dedicated individuals seeking comprehensive mastery of British pronunciation, including IPA-based analysis and nuanced intonation control.

Course Duration: 70 hours of intensive instruction and practice.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course delves into the intricate anatomy of British phonology, equipping you with advanced tools for precise accent acquisition. It’s divided into four comprehensive phases:

Phase 1: Demystifying the Phonetic Canvas

  • IPA Immersion: Mastering the International Phonetic Alphabet symbols and diacritics
  • Articulatory Boot Camp: Exploring the intricacies of vocal tract manipulation (tongue placement, jaw movement, velar positioning)
  • Plosive Powerhouse: Unveiling the secrets of voiceless and voiced plosives (/p/, /b/, /t/, /d/, /k/, /g/)
  • Nasal Nuances: Mastering the subtle art of nasal articulation (/m/, /n/, /ŋ/)
  • Fricative Finesse: Delving into the world of fricatives (/f/, /v/, /θ/, /ð/, /s/, /z/, /ʃ/, /ʒ/)
  • Liquid Love: Conquering the complexities of lateral and rhotic approximants (/l/, /r/)

Phase 2: Vowel Voyage

  • Vowel Vision: Understanding and applying vowel space diagrams for precise differentiation
  • Monophthong Melodies: Mastering short and long monophthongs (/ɪ/, /iː/, /e/, /ɛ/, /æ/, /ɑː/, /ɒ/, /ʊ/, /uː/, /ʌ/)
  • Diphthong Delights: Navigating the intricate world of falling and rising diphthongs (/eɪ/, /əʊ/, /aɪ/, /ɔɪ/, /ɛə/, /ʊə/)
  • Reduction Rendezvous: Unmasking vowel reduction in stressed and unstressed syllables
  • Coarticulation Capers: Exploring how sounds influence each other within words and sentences

Phase 3: Rhythmic Revolution and Intonation Symphony

  • Stress Savvy: Mastering word and sentence stress patterns for natural rhythm
  • Linking Liaisons: Implementing consonant clusters and linking sounds for effortless flow
  • Intonation Insights: Deconstructing the melodic patterns of statements, questions, commands, and emotions
  • Dynamic Delivery: Applying intonation to convey meaning, emphasis, and nuance
  • Shadowing Symphony: Refining pronunciation and intonation through mimicking native speaker recordings

Phase 4: Advanced Refinement and Personalization

  • Regional Rhythms: Exploring and mastering subtle nuances of regional British accents (RP, Cockney, Estuary English)
  • Social Cues and Communication Strategies: Adapting pronunciation and intonation to different social contexts
  • Advanced IPA Analysis: Delving deeper into complex sounds and allophones
  • Polishing Project: Recording a presentation or conversation showcasing your refined British accent
  • Personalized Feedback and Ongoing Support: Individualized guidance and continuous improvement through mentorship and peer feedback

Additional Resources:

  • Interactive IPA charts and pronunciation practice tools
  • Customized materials and recordings relevant to your professional context
  • Access to a dedicated online forum for peer support and discussion

Assessment:

  • Ongoing formative assessments through pronunciation tasks, presentations, and peer feedback
  • Summative evaluation through a final project and individual coaching sessions

Note: This course can be tailored to your specific organizational needs and professional goals. We can incorporate industry-specific scenarios, role-playing exercises, and accent adaptation strategies to maximize the impact of your training.

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