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Sous-titres : Anglais
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Approx. 20 heures pour terminer

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Anglais

Sous-titres : Anglais

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Semaine
1
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21 minutes pour terminer

Welcome

In this course, you will learn about the consonant and vowel sounds of American English and practice some of the difficult sounds. You will also learn about and practice intonation and stress. Practicing these things will help you improve your pronunciation and make your speech easier for others to understand....
Reading
2 vidéos (Total 1 min), 1 quiz
Video2 vidéos
Welcome1 min
Meet Your Teacher28s
Heures pour terminer
4 heures pour terminer

Tricky Consonant Sounds

In this first week, you will practice the consonant sounds of American English. Consonants are the sounds where the air coming up from your lungs meets some obstacles on the way. The first sounds in the words time, sand, and moon are consonants. After a quick quiz to find out which consonant sounds are the most difficult for you, you’ll practice some pairs of sounds that might be confusing and learn some tricks for telling them apart, and you’ll start to understand how your mouth moves when you say these sounds....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 58 min), 8 lectures, 5 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Consonants Overview5 min
Tricky Consonant Pairs Part 19 min
Tricky Consonant Pairs Part 210 min
Consonant Pairs Practice5 min
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters7 min
Final Consonants Practice6 min
Shadowing a Conversation4 min
Pronunciation Tips5 min
Reading8 lectures
Consonants Pre-Test Directions5 min
Supplemental Materials2 min
Consonants Overview2 min
Tricky Consonant Pairs2 min
Final Consonant Clusters1 min
Shadowing Directions2 min
Shadowing Assignments
Pronunciation Tips3 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Consonants Pre-Test24 min
Tricky Consonant Contrasts Practice Quiz10 min
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Practice Quiz10 min
Graded Quiz20 min
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
4 heures pour terminer

Tricky Vowel Sounds

This week, you’ll practice some tricky vowel sounds in American English. Vowels are sounds that come out of your mouth very smoothly, like the first sounds in apple, ocean, and out. Vowel sounds are very important for being understood in English. They’re the “heart” of each syllable, and they need to be said clearly to avoid misunderstanding. Our goal is to help you pronounce English in a way that can be easily understood by listeners in real life, and mastering vowel sounds is an important step toward that goal. Now let’s practice the vowel sounds of American English....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 50 min), 7 lectures, 5 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Vowel Sounds Overview3 min
Tricky Vowel Contrasts Part 17 min
Tricky Vowel Contrasts Part 26 min
Tricky Vowel Pairs Practice6 min
Unstressed Vowels6 min
Unstressed Vowels Practice5 min
Shadowing a Conversation3 min
Pronunciation Tips5 min
Reading7 lectures
Vowels Pre-Test Directions5 min
Supplemental Materials5 min
Tricky Vowel Contrasts2 min
Unstressed Vowels1 min
Shadowing Directions2 min
Shadowing Assignments
Pronunciation Tips3 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Vowels Pre-Test24 min
Tricky Vowels Practice Quiz10 min
Unstressed Vowels Practice Quiz10 min
Graded Quiz20 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
5 heures pour terminer

The Music of American English Pronunciation

This week, you’ll learn about some things that give English its special rhythm and melody. You’ll learn about syllables—the small chunks of sound that make up the “beats” in words—and word stress—the way some parts of words are emphasized more than others. You’ll also see how some words become shorter and weaker when we talk. Since these words are used very often in ordinary speaking, we can’t understand spoken English without them. Our goal this week is to help you use the music of English to communicate more effectively and to be understood more easily when you speak. Enjoy learning about the music of American English pronunciation....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 66 min), 8 lectures, 5 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Syllables and Word Stress6 min
Syllables and Word Stress Practice4 min
Intonation8 min
Intonation Practice8 min
Linking in Connected Speech8 min
Linking Connected Speech Practice6 min
Reduced Words6 min
Reduced Words Practice4 min
Shadowing a Conversation2 min
Pronunciation Tips6 min
Reading8 lectures
Supplemental Materials5 min
Thought Groups and Intonation1 min
Supplemental Materials5 min
Connected Speech and Reducing Sounds1 min
Supplemental Materials10 min
Shadowing Directions10 min
Shadowing Assignments
Pronunciation Tips3 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Syllables and Word Stress Practice Quiz10 min
Intonation Practice Quiz10 min
Connected Speech Practice Quiz10 min
Graded Quiz20 min
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
4 heures pour terminer

Other Tricky Things

In this final week of the course, you'll look at a few more tricky points in American English pronunciation. First, you’ll learn about the different ways to pronounce the –s and –ed word endings, which have important grammatical meanings, and you’ll learn when to use each kind of pronunciation. Next, you’ll practice pronouncing numbers like 14 and 40, 15 and 50, 16 and 60 that can cause misunderstandings. You’ll also learn about the pronunciation of the words “can” and “can’t” –the difference between them might surprise you. Finally, you’ll practice some sound changes that happen when words come together in common spoken expressions like "gonna" for "going to," "wanna" for "want to," and "shoulda" for "should have."...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 45 min), 8 lectures, 5 quiz
Video8 vidéos
-S and -Ed Endings Practice5 min
Some Tricky Words6 min
Some Tricky Words Practice6 min
Common Linked Expressions5 min
Common Linked Expressions Practice4 min
Shadowing a Conversation3 min
Pronunciation Tips5 min
Reading8 lectures
-S and -Ed Endings1 min
Supplemental Materials10 min
Tricky Words1 min
Common Linked Expressions1 min
Shadowing Directions2 min
Shadowing Assignments
Pronunciation Tips3 min
Learn More1 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
-S and -Ed Endings Practice Quiz10 min
Tricky Words Practice Quiz10 min
Linked Expressions Quiz10 min
Graded Quiz20 min

Enseignants

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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

À propos de Université de Californie à 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....

Foire Aux Questions

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