The four features of “The Flow of English” that are so inbuilt in the speech organ motor memory of native-English speakers that most are completely oblivious to their existence. As deeply inbuilt as these habits are, however, they’re not hard to fix; it’s just a question of awareness. Develop a physical awareness of your errors, and you will eventually phase them out.
In this course, we will review these four errors and provide tips for developing your awareness of them so that you may avoid the fate of No-Flow.
There are three general types of pronunciation errors, differentiated by the cause of the error:
- The sound does NOT exist in your native-language, i.e. you lack the motor coordination to articulate the sound properly.
- The sound does exist in your native-language; you are just saying the wrong sound. This is very common for anyone who learns language through reading and writing.
- The sound exists but the pronunciation is altered due to native-language interference.
The four errors are as follows:
- Rounding the /u/ vowel
- Diphthongizing the /e/ and /o/ vowels
- Reducing vowels on unstressed syllables.
Now that you have a basic awareness of your biggest English-speaker tendencies, your next task is to build a habit of NOT committing them.
The only way to build habits is through lots of repetition, especially when you’re talking about reversing a previous habit. In our course, you learn vocabulary with a perfect accent. Each time you speak you learn, you actively build the motor habits needed to speak your target language effortlessly
Our course will create a habit in you to speak English all the time. Continuous reps in debates will easily add more vocabulary to your repertoire. Then you will be able to speak your way to an 80% improvement in your accent!