Syllables and Stress
Master the 3 areas of American English syllable stress (vocal pitch, vowel duration, and vocal volume) as Julie teaches you how to pronounce challenging syllable stress patterns in American English!
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English Pro™ is your premium online American English training series. It gives you thousands of practice exercises, effective training videos and live English coaching, all at your fingertips.
The "Syllables and Stress" course is included as part of your low, monthly subscription to English Pro™. In this course, you'll learn both the basic and advanced types of syllable stress patterns in American English, which will help you to speak with the rhythm and speed of a native speaker.
Learn more about what's inside English Pro™ and the "Syllables and Stress" course below!
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How to use this course
Before we begin...
LEARN: An Introduction to American English Stress
LEARN MORE: The Three Types of Syllable Stress
LEARN MORE: Syllables and Stress in American English
VIDEO PRACTICE: 2-syllable words
VIDEO PRACTICE: 3-syllable words
VIDEO PRACTICE: 4-syllable words
LEARN: Unstressed Syllables and Word Reductions in American English
VIDEO PRACTICE: Unstressed Syllables and Word Reductions
LEARN: Speak FAST English with my #1 FREE Practice Tool!
VIDEO PRACTICE: 2-, 3- and 4-syllable words to a metronome beat
LEARN: American English Stress in Sentences
VIDEO PRACTICE: Sentence-level stress
LEARN: Do NOT Say These Vowels! Dropped Syllables in American English
VIDEO PRACTICE: Vowel syncope
LEARN: Pronounce BIG words in American English!
VIDEO PRACTICE: Suffix stress
LEARN: NEVER delete this sound!
VIDEO PRACTICE: Final -s ending stress
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Hello! My name is Julie Cunningham, and I've trained thousands of people on their American English pronunciation and voice projection skills. Here's how I can help you.
I've been helping people with their American English pronunciation skills since 2007, when I moved to the Czech Republic to teach English. This experience sparked a desire to return to school and earn a graduate degree in speech and language pathology, then pursue specialized certifications in American English pronunciation and American accent training.
Then I founded my company San Diego Voice and Accent, where I work one-on-one with professionals who want to perfect their American English pronunciation skills, project a clear and confident voice, and maximize their speaking potential.
Over the years of working as an American accent coach and professional voice trainer, I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't work when training your pronunciation skills and voice projection. It's not enough for you to simply "repeat" what you hear; that isn't going to get you the results. You need to practice with the right technique and with the most effective methods, and you need someone there to guide you along the way.
That's why I created the English Pro™ series: to help professionals from all areas of the world and at all levels of English to speak with clarity and confidence, and to reach their goals of becoming a powerful and effective communicator.
English Pro™ gives you everything you need to train your American English communication skills successfully, including industry-leading practice techniques, pronunciation help and feedback, and live coaching to help you maximize your English skills.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your English transformation journey. I'm excited to work with you!
Founder of San Diego Voice and Accent
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