Today modern technology makes it easier and more comfortable for you to understand the sound system of American English. I use 2D Sound Motion Technology (SMT) to educate my students on how to pronounce the American sounds. Each sound in session is followed by a 2D motion video helping you always remember how to do it correctly.
Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide learners the opportunity to learn in real time virtually. Your learning becomes no different as in person: interactive videos, real-time communication with the professor, sound assignments, exchanging opinions with other students in forums and chats, multiple choices, and many other things you have never experienced before.
“…I reached out to Alex in regards to my completion of my TESOL certification. He was very Intelligent, Patient, he took the time to listen to my concerns and fears. He encouraged, me and explained content with an approach I had never thought of. I felt embarrassed being in the education field for so long, needing the help, but he assured me it was normal, because my passion was to succeed and elevate my students. Alex took my passion and built upon it, and inspired me to reach new heights in my teaching career; as I embark to work with international students. He was willing to share and receive resources. He continues to push me to learn more, and different ways to improve. I highly recommend Alex for any endeavor he seeks.
1. You can understand how to pronounce American consonants correctly using the 2D Sound Simulator;
2. You can practice each sound with “phonetic exercises” (at the beginning, middle, and end of words);
3. You can practice speaking them in “sentence practice” & “paragraph practice.”
Use your consonants confidently!
Session 1. American Unvoiced [t] & Voiced [d] Phonemes + Voicing [t̬]
Session 2. American Voiced [r] & Voiced [w] Phonemes
Session 3. American Unvoiced [s] & Voiced [z] Phonemes
Session 4. American Unvoiced [th] & Voiced [t͟h] Phonemes
Session 5. American Unvoiced [ʃ] & Voiced [ʒ] Phonemes
Session 6. American Unvoiced [ʧ] & Voiced [ʤ] Phonemes
Session 7. American Unvoiced [h] Phoneme
Session 8. American Unvoiced [p] & Voiced [b] Phonemes
Session 9. American Unvoiced [f] & Voiced [v] Phonemes
Session 10. American Unvoiced consonant [k] & Voiced consonant [g] Sounds
Session 11. American Lateral Voiced consonant [l] Sound
Session 12. American Voiced consonants [m], [n], & [ŋ] Sonorants
Session 13. Word Endings; ED -ending [t], [d], or [id]
“…I have been working with Dr. Alex Obskov for six and a half months to improve my pronunciation, and I appreciate him for the fantastic job he has done with my accent. I came to the US several years ago, and it was challenging for me to understand people, to speak my mind, and to feel confident in the way I sound. There are eleven sessions that Alex has designed perfectly to target the most important sounds in the American language. I have had a very thick Russian accent, and the manner of speaking was different. Alex has been so patient with me, helping me out to understand the American consonants and vowels, word stress, and intonation patterns. I would say that I often struggle with the feeling of low confidence in my English speaking, but Alex has helped me change my mind completely. Thanks a lot!