Improving your Accent to sound more American

Voice & Diction for the Non-Native Speaker

Course Description: This course emphasizes American English standards of pronunciation, listening comprehension, ear-training techniques, effective use of vocal variables of the voice-rate, pitch force and quality, vocabulary building, conversation with emphasis on correct use of grammar, sentence structure, common American Idioms, pronunciation, and reading.

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Student Learning Outcome:
Following the end of the semester, you will be able to:

  • Explain how Americans use intonation patterns to express emotions in speech
  • Apply proper intonation patterns to your speech
  • Enunciate vowels, consonants and blends clearly and accurately
  • Recognize your own pronunciation errors and analyze how to improve them

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