American English Pronunciation
American English Pronunciation is what every ESL student is after! At Bolder English, we have certified techniques for helping our professional ESL students achieve this goal. We work with students individually to evaluate their pronunciation challenges. Then we work with them and demonstrate the proper way to pronounce some of the more difficult sounds (phonemes) of the English language. Then we have the students repeat these sounds until they get them right. Finally, the students perform these sounds in full sentences. This mimics real world speaking situations and gives the students the confidence they need to pronounce more clearly and engage in English conversations more.
English Pronunciation is like Physical Exercise!
American English Pronunciation is like Physical Exercise! You have to do it regularly, otherwise your lose the skill & ability. Yes, it’s just like going to the gym, you must do it consistently in order to see positive results. Lessons with Bolder English help students maintain a consistent and steady lesson schedule that keeps their minds alert and their tongues sharp! American English Pronunciation is absolutely possible to achieve if you’l let us help you.
Some American English Pronunciation Tips
Some American English Pronunciation Tips for the ‘R’ and ‘L’ sounds.
For the ‘R’ sound, start with your lips closed in the shape of a small ‘o’, almost like a small open kiss. Then allow your lips to open up producing the ‘R’ sound.NEVER start the ‘R’ sound with your lips open like a smile! Practice this tongue twister for example: I ran right through the roaring rain to reach Raffle’s restaurant and then read the revealing red menu and ordered some special reserve red wine and rock lobster that came from Rhode Island.
For the ‘L’ sound you DO want to begin the ‘L’ sound this way. Open your lips as if you’re smiling, then using the end of your tongue against the back of your upper teeth, say ‘La la la!’. Here’s a tongue twister for the L sound: While listening to Liszt music in Lindz I laid my little hands on my lap and looked around at all of the luxurious chandeliers that lit and illuminated the large lavish concert hall, it was all so excellent!