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Inglés (English)

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Inglés (English)

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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
21 minutos para completar

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.

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2 videos (Total 1 minutos), 1 quiz
2 videos
Meet Your Teacher28s
4 horas para completar

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.

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9 videos (Total 58 minutos), 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 lecturas
Consonants Pre-Test Directions5m
Supplemental Materials2m
Consonants Overview2m
Tricky Consonant Pairs2m
Final Consonant Clusters1m
Shadowing Directions2m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
4 ejercicios de práctica
Consonants Pre-Test24m
Tricky Consonant Contrasts Practice Quiz10m
Final Consonants and Consonant Clusters Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Semana
2
4 horas para completar

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.

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9 videos (Total 50 minutos), 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 lecturas
Vowels Pre-Test Directions5m
Supplemental Materials5m
Tricky Vowel Contrasts2m
Unstressed Vowels1m
Shadowing Directions2m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
4 ejercicios de práctica
Vowels Pre-Test24m
Tricky Vowels Practice Quiz10m
Unstressed Vowels Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Semana
3
5 horas para completar

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.

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11 videos (Total 66 minutos), 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 lecturas
Supplemental Materials5m
Thought Groups and Intonation1m
Supplemental Materials5m
Connected Speech and Reducing Sounds1m
Supplemental Materials10m
Shadowing Directions10m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
4 ejercicios de práctica
Syllables and Word Stress Practice Quiz10m
Intonation Practice Quiz10m
Connected Speech Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Semana
4
4 horas para completar

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."

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8 videos (Total 45 minutos), 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 lecturas
-S and -Ed Endings1m
Supplemental Materials10m
Tricky Words1m
Common Linked Expressions1m
Shadowing Directions2m
Shadowing Assignment1h
Pronunciation Tips3m
Learn More1m
4 ejercicios de práctica
-S and -Ed Endings Practice Quiz10m
Tricky Words Practice Quiz10m
Linked Expressions Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
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por MAAug 24th 2017

I really recommend this course for all who want to improve their English skills.\n\nit was exciting.I am really enjoyed this course.\n\nCoursera is the best.

por CDNov 5th 2017

If English is not you native language, you can benefit enormously from this course, specially if you have been speaking English for a long time.

Instructores

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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

Acerca de Universidad de California en 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....

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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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