Pronunciation TRAINING
- BASIC Package -

IS THIS LESSON PACKAGE FOR YOU?

  • You have a hard time being understood by native- and/or non-native speakers.
  • You cannot reliably pronounce what you read, or repeat the things you hear natives say.
  • You want to sound more like native speakers do when conversing with others.
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    You’re starting a new language, and want to avoid forming bad pronunciation habits that will be difficult to change later.
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    You want to better understand the sound system (phonetics/phonology) of your target language.
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    You have difficulty finding good pronunciation resources, or you have difficulty understanding the resources you’ve found.
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    You want to speak more accurately and more confidently.
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    You have difficulty hearing certain sounds in your new language, or you have difficulty distinguishing between similar sounds.

Languages of Instruction: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch or Swedish

LESSON CONTENT

Coaching Session 1 _ Introduction to Phonetic Analysis
Luca will help you dispel popular myths about foreign language pronunciation, and learn what is truly possible when seeking native-like pronunciation skills. You will be introduced to key concepts in phonetics (the study of speech sounds) and how you can use these concepts to perform a “Phonetic Analysis” of any piece of spoken language. You will begin by learning to identify the first key component of any phonetic analysis: the speech melody.

Coaching Session 2 _ Phonetic Analysis: A Closer Look
You will build upon your knowledge of the Phonetic Analysis by adding the next two fundamental ingredients: rhythm and stress. Luca will show you how these elements integrate with speech melody to add nuance and meaning to any spoken word or sentence.

Coaching Session 3 _ Connected Speech and Reading Aloud
You will learn how certain sounds change and connect to one another when spoken out loud. This is called “connected speech”. Through learning how the sounds of your target language change in the presence and absence of other sounds, you will be able to more accurately mimic the pronunciation and intonation of native speakers.

Coaching Session 4 _ Pronunciation: A Bottom-Up Approach
You will focus on accurately reproducing the smallest single components of your target language’s sound system: vowels and consonants. To accomplish this, you will learn how the human vocal apparatus works, and how it is manipulated to produce specific sounds.

Coaching Session 5 _ Improving Accent and Pronunciation through Focused Feedback
You will learn what kinds of feedback are necessary to help you steadily improve your intonation and pronunciation over time. With Luca’s help, you will also develop strategies for obtaining these types of valuable, focused feedback from native speakers and language partners.

AFTER COMPLETING THIS PACKAGE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

  • Identify the speech melody, rhythm, and stress of any piece of spoken language or audio. 
  • ​How to mark up a text with phonetic information after listening to its corresponding audio.
  • How to read a text aloud with proper pronunciation, intonation, and rhythm.
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    How the individual sounds of your target language are properly articulated.
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    How the individual sounds of your target language change and blend with one another in words and sentences.
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    How to receive, evaluate, and use feedback from natives to help you improve your accent and pronunciation over time. 

My name is Luca Lampariello and I would like to be your next language coach

Pronunciation TRAINING
- ADVANCED Package -

IS THIS LESSON PACKAGE FOR YOU?

  • You have already completed the "Pronunciation training" - Basic Package -, and wish to further improve your skills.

Languages of Instruction: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch or Swedish

LESSON CONTENT

Coaching Session 6 _ Reading Analyzed Texts Aloud
You will learn how to use texts that you’ve analyzed with the Phonetic Analysis to help you read your target language aloud clearly and accurately. With a few simple techniques, you will learn to comfortably modulate your own rhythm, intonation, and articulation to more closely resemble that of native speakers.

Coaching Session 7 _ How Emotions Affect Intonation
You will learn how intonation patterns are altered according to the emotional state of the speaker. Luca will train you to recognize which specific patterns are associated to each of the seven fundamental human emotions, and how to replicate those patterns in your own speech.

Coaching Session 8 _ Training Emotional Intonation Through Movies
You will build on your knowledge of emotional intonation patterns learned in the last lesson, and practice identifying those patterns in short video and film clips. Luca will then show you how to imitate those patterns yourself, and incorporate that practice into your routine.

Coaching Session 9 _ Improving Pronunciation in Live Conversation
You will learn how to improve your intonation and pronunciation when interacting live with native speakers. Together with Luca, you will complete a fun and effective conversation drill, which you can eventually use with any language tandem or tutor.

Coaching Session 10 _ Pronunciation Strategies for Public Speaking
You will learn how to give emotional, impactful speeches through a mix of proper pronunciation, intonation, pauses, body language, and co-speech gestures.

AFTER COMPLETING THIS PACKAGE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO

  • Practice accurate pronunciation of individual sounds, words, and sentences through the analysis of any text with accompanying audio. 
  • ​Understand how emotion affects intonation, and how to replicate those affected patterns in your own speech.
  • ​​Imitate the speech patterns of native-speaking conversation partners, actors, and more.
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    Actively use the intonation patterns you’ve learned when speaking to others.
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    Speak with effective pronunciation, intonation, and body language, particularly when giving speeches.

My name is Luca Lampariello and I would like to be your next language coach