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English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours per week for 4 weeks...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
21 minutes to complete

Welcome

2 videos (Total 1 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Meet Your Teacher28s
4 hours to complete

Tricky Consonant Sounds

9 videos (Total 58 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Consonants Overview5m
Tricky Consonant Pairs Part 19m
Tricky Consonant Pairs Part 210m
Consonant Pairs Practice5m
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters7m
Final Consonants Practice6m
Shadowing a Conversation4m
Pronunciation Tips5m
8 readings
Consonants Pre-Test Directions5m
Supplemental Materials2m
Consonants Overview2m
Tricky Consonant Pairs2m
Final Consonant Clusters1m
Shadowing Directions2m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
4 practice exercises
Consonants Pre-Test24m
Tricky Consonant Contrasts Practice Quiz10m
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Tricky Vowel Sounds

9 videos (Total 50 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Vowel Sounds Overview3m
Tricky Vowel Contrasts Part 17m
Tricky Vowel Contrasts Part 26m
Tricky Vowel Pairs Practice6m
Unstressed Vowels6m
Unstressed Vowels Practice5m
Shadowing a Conversation3m
Pronunciation Tips5m
7 readings
Vowels Pre-Test Directions5m
Supplemental Materials5m
Tricky Vowel Contrasts2m
Unstressed Vowels1m
Shadowing Directions2m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
4 practice exercises
Vowels Pre-Test24m
Tricky Vowels Practice Quiz10m
Unstressed Vowels Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

The Music of American English Pronunciation

11 videos (Total 66 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
Syllables and Word Stress6m
Syllables and Word Stress Practice4m
Intonation8m
Intonation Practice8m
Linking in Connected Speech8m
Linking Connected Speech Practice6m
Reduced Words6m
Reduced Words Practice4m
Shadowing a Conversation2m
Pronunciation Tips6m
8 readings
Supplemental Materials5m
Thought Groups and Intonation1m
Supplemental Materials5m
Connected Speech and Reducing Sounds1m
Supplemental Materials10m
Shadowing Directions10m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
4 practice exercises
Syllables and Word Stress Practice Quiz10m
Intonation Practice Quiz10m
Connected Speech Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Other Tricky Things

8 videos (Total 45 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
-S and -Ed Endings Practice5m
Some Tricky Words6m
Some Tricky Words Practice6m
Common Linked Expressions5m
Common Linked Expressions Practice4m
Shadowing a Conversation3m
Pronunciation Tips5m
8 readings
-S and -Ed Endings1m
Supplemental Materials10m
Tricky Words1m
Common Linked Expressions1m
Shadowing Directions2m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
Learn More1m
4 practice exercises
-S and -Ed Endings Practice Quiz10m
Tricky Words Practice Quiz10m
Linked Expressions Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Tricky American English Pronunciation

By MAAug 24th 2017

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By MGMar 23rd 2018

Very useful course! I have learnt many new things. Before I had known that I pronounce some words incorrectly because I was unaware of phonemic symbols.

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Marla Yoshida

Academic Coordinator
International Programs

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • You will need a computer, smart phone, or other recording device to record your voice in .mp3 format for graded assignments.

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