Developed by acclaimed speech consultant and accent specialist Susan Cameron, Perfecting Your English Pronunciation features her successful method, which focuses on the anatomical placement of sound and on the musculature used in articulation. Where other accent reduction/English pronunciation products rely on solely mimicking of audio sounds, this work focuses visually, audibly, and narratively on the physical ability to speak English, noting that many sounds of English may be difficult for you because some tongue positions used in English may not be used in your native language.
The 45-minute DVD introduces you to mouth and jaw exercises to prepare you for English, then demonstrates mouth formations and tongue placement using other nonnative speakers like you. You will see and hear how English sounds--enabling you to become more and more comfortable conversing with native English speakers as you go through the program.
Susan Cameron is Master Teacher and Chair of Voice and Speech, CAP21, New York University, and is dialect coach for feature film and TV. She is a specialist in accent reduction, and has taught thousands of students from all over the world, most famously, in 1993, Japanese prime minister Hosokawa in preparation for his United Nations address before the General Assembly--the first given in English by a Japanese prime minister. Cameron has consulted for Cartus Language Specialists in working on accent modification with the human resources departments of many international corporations who outsource technological help. Her clients have included foreign executives at American Express and actors wishing to perfect an American accent. She has taught nearly every accent in the world.
As a beginning learner of English, you might find that grammar concepts such as indefinite articles, relative pronouns, the passive voice, or gerunds can be confusing. To go forward with your English skills, you need guidance through tricky grammar areas. That's where Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners comes in.
Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners offers a complete overview of English grammar using concise, easy-to-understand language. It will help increase your confi dence writing and communicating in English. Thanks to the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will polish your English grammar skills in no time at all.
Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners helps you:Understand the different rules and elements of grammar Build your grammar skills with more than 100 engaging exercises Broaden your knowledge with sentence rewrites and creative writing prompts New! Test your overall comprehension with a review section
Collins Easy Learning How to Use English not only explains what English words mean, but also provides information on how the words actually work. The entries are organized alphabetically so that they are easy to find, and each has a clear explanation of when and how to use the word. Each entry also includes examples from the Collins Corpus, which show how the words are really used in everyday English.
The title covers a range of different areas of the English language, to help learners use the language naturally and effectively. It provides clear information on easily confused words, words with similar meanings, and help with words that are often tricky for learners to understand.
With additional information on American English, and warning notes highlighting particular problems, the Collins Easy Learning How to Use English is an indispensible tool for learning English today.
Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning this subject is building a solid foundation in the basics. You won't find a lot of pointless discussion; instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to mastering English, with important concepts linked together by clear explanations, appropriate exercises, and helpful answers.
The first steps introduce you to the everyday expressions of the English language, allowing you to communicate in a variety of everyday situations almost immediately. Gradually, a series of interconnected steps takes you from simple to more challenging concepts at your own pace, with a variety of increasingly difficult exercises to practice what you've learned. After working through these exercises, you'll have a better grasp of the subject along with the knowledge and skills you need to handle English with confidence.
Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners features:Easy-to-understand grammar explanations with multiple examples Realistic conversations for practical situations, from Shopping to Getting Around Town and Making Friends Helpful communication strategies, including the use of gestures and body language Exercises to help test what you’ve learned and measure progress Online audio recordings to improve pronunciation and fluency
Danielle Pelletier is the president of English League, a translation and workforce training company that provides English and foreign-language training and cross-cultural education to international students and professionals working in universities and corporations.