AMERICAN ACCENT TRAINING
This third edition of American Accent Training, with 5 audio CDs, is packed with new methods to easily pick up the standard American accent. It has four fascinating new chapters covering the intriguing psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview and an ESL instructor’s guide. The new audio CDs feature talented and professional male and female voices, carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent. With 30 years of extensive research, the unique AAT methodology has been refined to teach the American sound quickly and easily:
- Voice quality (the deep, rich tone of the American sound)
- Pronunciation (all the vowels, consonants, blends and diphthongs)
- Intonation (syllable stress rules and word stress in a sentence)
- Linking (liaisons phonetically transcribed so students can see the sound)
Using comprehensive intonation and pronunciation exercises and tests, students swiftly learn the real American accent. At the same time, listening comprehension improves dramatically, both for literal understanding and empathetic awareness.