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Pronunciation or Accent



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What came first pronunciation or the accent?

Of course it was the Egg. No it was the chicken… I cannot remember but I am sure on one thing that it was pronunciation that was first let me explain why.

How often have you watched a movie where the accent of an actor was so odd that you couldn’t understand anything they were saying? Or how often have you seen subtitles so crumpled or of such poor quality that they made you feel like your brain was melting? These are all things that a lot of people have experienced at some point in their lives, and it’s not because they’re unintelligent. It’s because pronunciation and your accent is an important factor in the learning process. You will find that many people will probably tell you that to be fluent in a language, you need to speak like a native speaker. The truth is, this is not true. Some people, for example, have an accent with a difficult to understand pronunciation. For these people, it can be hard to be understood and this can result in miscommunication. To avoid this, movies and music can be used to focus in on the mouth movements etc really focusing in but which is hard to do for a long time. But using this way you can see how words are pronounced and the subtitles will tell you the meaning of what is being said at the same time.

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The biggest reason for incorrect intonation in language learning is incorrect pronunciation.

Pronunciation is an important factor in the learning process. You will find that many people will tell you that to be fluent in a language, you need to speak with a native person’s accent. The truth is, this is not true. Some people, for example, have accents with words that are difficult to understand. For these people, it could be hard to be understood and this may result in miscommunication. To avoid this, movies and music can be used to focus on without having trouble understanding the pronunciation of lengthened vowels, consonants, and nice intonation on the words being spoken.

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The Accent Myths and Truths

Actually it’s commonly said that your primary goal in oral English should be to speak with a native accent. But this isn’t actually true, because no one speaks with a single all-pervasive accent. Everyone speaks with a variety of different accents in different situations, depending on who they’re talking to and what they want to achieve by talking. Even if you try to sound like a student of the language at hand, there are likely to be tell-tale clues that you are in fact unacquainted with the particulars of the accent there. Your interlocutors will assume you must speak some other language with the same pronunciation system as your native tongue, so when you say ‘education’ they’ll think you really mean ‘educated.’

From day one we have been communicating with the next generation and that’s why we have a tool for foreign accent correction in a fast, enjoyable and efficient way. The tool is a unique program that gives any student a stronger accent through our membership program. The tool is not a course rather a program with a method to help the learner gain full control over his/her pronunciation. By listening to correct pronunciations daily alongside with specially produced audios, students learn how to pronounce each word in the right way. This method will be game changing in the long term. Saving you time money and most of learning consistently sounding speech


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