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Learn To Pronounce Your English Consonants Clearly So You Can Communicate Confidently

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After Training English Consonants With Over 1000 Clients, What Can I Tell You?

Before you start working on improving your English Consonants there is some important information you need to know. This tutorial will prepare you to accomplish unlevelled success for your pronunciation. You will learn my top 4 tips about how to learn English consonant sounds so that you don’t waste your time, going around and around in circles stressing over your pronunciation.

TIP 1.

Know What English Consonant Sounds Are In Your First Language
If you plan to get remarkable results on your English consonants, it pays to check what consonant sounds in your first language are an equal match. This will give you confidence and also save you a lot of time. The last thing you need to do, is practise the sounds you already make correctly, right?  

TIP 2

Know What English Consonant Sounds You Produce Incorrectly
There are loads of people freaking out about their English speaking but not acting proactively to set a process in place to progress and improve it! 

Don’t panic! That’s never helpful, no matter what you are trying to achieve. 

  

There is no point panicking about how to improve your pronunciation if you have no idea what is incorrect and what you need to learn. That’s like studying for a maths test without knowing the numbers or baking a cake with no idea about the ingredients. 

 

Ok, so you really want to perfectly pronounce English consonant sounds? I get that. There’s nothing wrong with aiming for a perfect score. But when it comes to improving your pronunciation, the best mindset to have is for “progress, not perfection” and a detailed blueprint or recipe for success.

TIP 3

The Laws of Physics Can Help You Understand Consonant Sounds Better
Before you freak out that I am getting all scientific and nerdy on you, hear me out! English consonants are sounds. It is so easy to focus on the sound of the sound, but did you know there are more concrete ways to learn about pronunciation than “what does it sound like?” Sound is defined by the laws of physics and consonant sounds are no exception. Our team will show you how the English consonant sounds vary in properties and you don’t need to be an astrophysicist to understand this!

Where possible we will also give you tips and tricks on how to get physical and visual feedback that you made a sound correctly. This might be through the use of a tissue (to measure air pressure), mirror work, straw work, air pressure contact against your hand, voice therapy techniques and tactile hand cues.

TIP 4

The First English Consonant Sounds You Work On Should Be Those That Impact The Most On Your Grammar
This is very important.

Some English consonant sounds matter more than others. 

You might work on correcting consonant sounds that are essential for

✪ Frequent phrases

✪ Tense

✪ Plural forms

✪ Prefixes and suffixes

✪ Core verbs and nouns in sessions with our team.

 

Your English consonants must reflect your language skill accurately. Your mouth has to reflect equally your abilities on the page and we will help you bridge any gaps there.

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 Now, over to your tutorial,

 

Over the past six years my team and I have worked closely with clients from all over the world. Our caseload has covered over 30 different languages. We have provided speaking training to people from all sorts of professions at different stages in their career path.

I have developed a powerful and methodical approach to audit your speaking pronunciation and in so doing identify your core bottlenecks that are holding you back from speaking English beautifully. The bonus is, you can get started today, no matter where you live as this audit is done online.

I really want to share this audit with you, wherever you are as I believe geography and location should never be a barrier to you perfecting your English consonants and pronunciation in general! So make sure you check out Your Personalised Pronunciation Audit here, once you watch your bonus Tutorial below.

 

 

Ciao for now,

XO

 

 

 

 

P.S. If you have something optimistic to share on this topic or feel in the mood to pop some words of encouragement out to anyone who happens upon this page like yourself, I encourage you to add something in the comments below. It’s the first time I’ve opened comments, because I think our little space on the internet is starting to feel more like a community, so it would delight me to see the conversation continuing below.

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2 Comments

  1. Nat

    Hi, there!
    My name is Nat and I teach English as a second language in Spain. I am always looking for methods and opportunities to improve my speaking skills as English is not my native language. I have lived, worked and studied in England for a couple of years and I have attended different pronunciation courses as part of my university studies. However, I wasn’t satisfied with the methodology employed. I never believed in mimicking nor repetition as those tasks did not make easy how to pronounce specific sounds. Moreover, I wasn’t good at identifying the differences between specific phonemes until I was introduced to the world of phonetics. That made a huge difference. Still… that was not enough. After doing some research online, I came across Voice Science. I loved how Sarah described the course, her methodology and in particular I felt lucky because I was in front of the perfect profesional. Sarah’s background, experience and teaching skills is the combination of what allowed me to pronounce key sounds I was not able prior to the meeting sessions with her. Achieving that in a session after years trying to learn them by using other methods felt like magic.

    I particularly love that the course is aimed at adults as we learn in a different way than children; this is another key point in Sarah’s methodology. Finally, Sarah gives you the tools to become an independent learner and you have tasks to do between sessions. Tasks that do not feel like homework as you are hearing yourself speaking as you would have never imagined.

    Thank you.

    • Lobegeiger de Rodriguez Sarah

      Hello Nat, that is such a lovely comment to write. Thank you so much for being so engaged in the home practice and topics we cover!
      It is so fantastic to hear that you are implementing your speaking goals so effectively and I love your energy and motivation. I feel so special on reading this feedback. I’m working so hard to create content and training for our clients that really works and gets the dream outcomes. Keep up your brilliant practise and see you soon at Voice Science! xx Sarah

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