A Detailed Introduction: American Accent Training with Language~Loops

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Language~Loops is a Speech Training Method entirely based on the Sound~Patterns and Speech~Rhythms of Real Everyday American English.
Learn the American Accent with The R.a.p. Method
Rhythmic~Accent~Practice
•Listen to the Rhythm.
•Mimic the pronunciation.
•Repeat with the speaker.

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A Detailed Introduction: American Accent Training with Language~Loops

  1. 1. Language~Loops American Accent Training "The R.A.p. Method" Rhythmic~Accent~Practice Speech Rhythm is Your Key to Success Sunday, December 8, 13
  2. 2. HEY! Let's take a look •Get Your Lang~Loops Membership Today! •Language~ Loops Introduction ey! H Let's Take a Detailed Look at Accent & Speech Rhythm Practice. with Sunday, December 8, 13 Lang~Loops
  3. 3. HEY! Keep Your Language Learning Simple "The Lang~Loops R.a.p Method is super simple" imic M sten Li peat Re Sunday, December 8, 13 t at~Repea ~Repe
  4. 4. HEY! Keep Your Language Learning Simple •The R.a.p. Method Rhythmic~Accent~Practice •Listen to the Rhythm. •Mimic the pronunciation. •Repeat with the speaker. Mimic Listen epeat R Sunday, December 8, 13 epeat epeat~R ~R
  5. 5. HEY! What's Inside Lang~Loops Courses? • Easy to follow lessons with a clear structure. • Grammar presented in simple pattern groups instead of topic focused content. • Essentials for effective & strong conversation skills: Question Patterns & Everyday Expressions • Simple repetitive audio recordings for effective accent practice. ________________________ ~Let's take a closer look~ Sunday, December 8, 13 imple S Easy ective Eff
  6. 6. HEY! Overview of Lang~Loops Courses • Lang~Loops Pattern-Courses focus on 3 kinds of patterns. 1- Question Patterns for the foundations of good conversation. • Asking Questions is your key to good conversation, strong communication skills & self directed learning. Lang~Loops offers a clear consistent structure covering everyday Conversation Questions. • Developing learners, can learn how to use Language Questions to keep conversation going smoothly while still learning. 2- Sound Patterns for the foundation of Natural Speech Rhythm. • Audio lessons focus on a simple practice method of copying natural speech with repetition to develop speech mechanics specific to English pronunciation. This builds a needed "Sound Memory" for fluency. 3- Grammar Patterns are presented in groupings for easy recognition. ay Everyd ns Questio • Everyday phrases are presented in simple grammar pattern groups instead of topic focused content. This makes seeing essential grammar super easy! Sunday, December 8, 13 Simple rns r Patte a Gramm Sound & n iatio ronunc P
  7. 7. HEY! Overview of Lang~Loops Courses. • All Courses are structured with module sets for easy navigation. • Each Lang~Loops Course contains many modules. Modules help us organize lots of course content with cool colors and a consistent layout for quick reference. We'll show you our code number system in the next slide. • Inside each Module there are numerous Lessons and Slides. Each course uses one main phrase pattern of that course. Each module uses this main pattern while featuring one of the 7 Key Questions words. (How?~What?~When?~Where?~Why?~Who?~Which?) • Each individual audio recording is a complete Lesson. • Each complete lesson contains one or more text Slides. Course • Each slide is the written part of the lesson with the Phonetic-Sound-Spellings, lesson notes and practice tips. Sunday, December 8, 13 s Slides Module s s Lesson
  8. 8. HEY! Overview of Lang~Loops Courses. • Lang~Loops use a letter + number code system to organize our many lessons. • In order to organize all that cool stuff in your Lang~Loops courses we need a code system. Below is a snap shot of what you'll see inside each course. • Slides are individual pages in each PDF • Downloadable mp3 audio recordings are complete lessons. • The simple label codes below are used in all courses. • C1 = Course 1 • M1 = Module 1 • L1 = Lesson 1 Full s Course • S1 = Slide 1 • Ex: Sample Course Code: C1-M2-L3-S4 = Course1 - Module2 - Lesson3 - Slide4 Sunday, December 8, 13 Text Slides Module s A udio s Lesson
  9. 9. HEY! •Module •M1 PHONETIC SOUND SPELLINGS Focus Content GENERAL LANG~LOOPS INFORMATION •Slide 3 •S3 Course Navigation Codes Lesson Content & Phonetic-Sound-Spellings Content Category Practice Tips~ here here on Slide Less Layout Written Sentences here Lesson Notes: here Copyright © Language~Loops 2012 ~ LanguageLoops@Gmail.com ~ Language-Loops.com Sunday, December 8, 13 Always esome! Aw Always Easy
  10. 10. HEY! PHONETIC SOUND SPELLINGS •Module-1 •M1 •Slide-5 •S5 CONVERSATION QUESTIONS You're kidding, righ t ? Practice Tips~ •1 Statements can be turned into a 8b- Yer kid˛i n , righ t ? question with an ending rising tone or a ending question word. 9a- You're joking, righ t ? a This is 2 Intonation is completely individual • 9b- Yer jo˛ki n , righ t ? with Sample each speaker. Sometimes a strong Slide n rising tone with a question tag word 10a- Tha˛t´suh jo k e, righ t ? Lesso indicates a strong interestes curiosity. l or are Modu colors 10b- Thi˛si´zuh jo k e, righ t ? ifferent d 8a- WRITTEN SENTENCES 8a -You're kidding, right? 8b -Yer kiddin, right? 9a -You're joking, right? 9b -Yer jokin , right? 10a -That's a joke, right? 10b - This is a joke, right? Lesson Notes: •1 PATTERN: Question Helper Verb + Subject + Verb. •2 Remember, every time the helper verb is a verb "to be" the next main ays the Aw verb will always be an "ING" verb. l yout e ladirect than than a straight •3 Confirmation questions can also m less sa be question. Copyright © Language~Loops 2012 ~ LanguageLoops@Gmail.com ~ Language-Loops.com Sunday, December 8, 13
  11. 11. HEY! Overview of Lang~Loops course structure. • Pattern~Courses use one main phrase lead in 8 essential question patterns. • M1 - Main Question Pattern Pattern~Course 2.0 • Did you...? • M2 - How? Questions • M3 - What? Questions • M4 - When? Questions • M5 - Where? Questions • M6 - Why? Questions . • M7 - Who? Questions • M8 - Which? Questions • M9 - Negatives, Slang & Strong Expressions* Sunday, December 8, 13 Sample se n~Cour Patter Me n u
  12. 12. HEY! Overview of Lang~Loops course structure. • Mini~Courses use one main expression or vocabulary set in 4 different phrase types. Mini~Course 1.0 • Joking & Kidding •M1 •Module1 •Conversation Questions •M2 •Module2 •Conversation Statements •M3 •Module3 •Expressive Interjections •M4 •Module4 •Slang & Strong Expressions* Sunday, December 8, 13 Sample NEW! e i~Cours Mi n Menu
  13. 13. HEY! What's Inside Lang~Loops Courses? • You'll see that speech practice with Lang~Loops is really simple. It all starts with your experience with sound. • The best way for you to improve fast, is to start your speech practice now & ask direct questions from your own experience with Lang-Loops. • Check out the next slides with tips and instructions. Listen •The R.a.p. Method Rhythmic ~ Accent ~ Practice Ask Repeat Read Sunday, December 8, 13 Mimic
  14. 14. HEY! Basic Guide for Using Lang~Loops. • BASIC PRACTICE GUIDE • Listen closely to the speakers Pronunciation, Intonation, new Sounds & Speech Rhythm. • Mimic the speaker. Match your voice with the speakers. ~try to copy it exactly as you hear it. • Repeat each looped phrase immediately as you hear it. Listen • Read the “Phonetic~Sound~Spellings” to study important sound details of spoken English. • Ask direct questions on any lesson at Sound Cloud to receive personal help and feed back. Sunday, December 8, 13 Ask Mimic Repeat Read
  15. 15. HEY! Basic Guide for Using Lang~Loops. • SIMPLE LISTENING TIPS 1 • Use earphones to get the best sound details for faster learning. 2 • Listen with only one ear or cover one ear to hear your own voice. 3 • Hearing new pronunciation sounds clearly takes time and concentration. Focus on producing the Rhythm of speech and sound even if accurate pronunciation takes a little longer. Speech Rhythm Practice is a physical exercise. Sunday, December 8, 13 Mimic Listen epeat R
  16. 16. Basic Guide for Using Lang~Loops. HEY! • TIPS ABOUT REPETITION SPEED 1 • If a loop seems too fast to repeat with the speaker, try to practice only half the phrase until you can match the pronunciation. Then work on the 2nd half of the phrase in the same way –then repeat the full phrase together. It will only take a few attempts to speak it all together. Mi m i c repeat it 2-3 times for rhythm practice before the next phrase. The more you repeat the faster you'll Listen develop more natural English Speech Rhythm. Repeat Sunday, December 8, 13 2 • If a lesson section seems too slow or easy, then Repetition is the simple secret to fluency.
  17. 17. HEY! Next: A Complete Overview of Lang~Loops Phonetic~Sound~Spellings & Definitions. Language~Loops American Accent Training Sunday, December 8, 13
  18. 18. HEY! Overview of Phonetic~Sound~Spellings • Lang-Loops special Phonetic-Sound-Spellings are an important tool to help break down the Natural Speech Rhythms of English into visual Sound Patterns to read and practice with. • Matching Audio lessons with "Sound Spellings" in the lesson slides let's you see the Sounds you hear as you practice Your Natural English Speech Rhythm. The phrases in each lesson slide focus on one simple grammar pattern. • Matching audio with phonetic spellings and simple grammar allows you to learn real Pronunciation patterns while also reinforcing the essentials of English grammar. This simplified approach allows you to concentrate on building sound awareness while still learning fundamentals. Sunday, December 8, 13 onetic Ph pellings S atching M A udio ciation Pronun ns Patter
  19. 19. HEY! Overview of Phonetic~Sound~Spellings • Let's Start by Looking at some Lang~Loops Language Definitions. • Pronunciation: is the spoken sound of single isolated words or syllables. • Speech Rhythm: is the tempo & flow of natural speech. Speech Rhythm is the unique way each language connects word sounds in speech. • Intonation & Voice Pitch: These are both basically fluctuation of voice tone. (i.e.: higher, lower, rising, falling, longer) • Word & Syllable Stress: These work closely with intonation to add emotional emphasis to words & syllables with stronger more clear pronunciation. Sunday, December 8, 13 nciation Pronu Speech Rhythm Syllable Stress Voice onation Int
  20. 20. HEY! Overview of Phonetic~Sound~Spellings "All language fluency begins with understanding sound" • Syllable Shifting*: is a Lang-Loops term describing how ending word sounds shift into the next word causing a much different pronunciation than the written form when spoken naturally in common everyday speech. • Reduced Pronunciation: is a common simplified pronunciation of a word or syllable, sometimes making is difficult to hear clearly. • Stop Sound Endings: are words where the ending letter sound is cut very short also sometimes making is difficult to hear clearly. Sunday, December 8, 13 Shifting Syllable Stop Sound Endings d Reduce on i nunciat Pro
  21. 21. HEY! Overview of Phonetic~Sound~Spellings • Phonetic spellings showing changes in pronunciation. 1- Phonetic Grey Words • Pronunciation & Sound Changes are the main changes in speech with linking words - function words & informal contractions. See examples below (wuh.nuh = want to / haf.tuh = have to / gah.duh = got to / yuh = you / tuh = to / duh = do / uhv = of / djyuh = did you / chyuh = are you / fer = for) 2- Small Grey Words - (the - you - and - to - at - it - of ) • Reduced Sounds, are small, quick pronunciations usually as a result of common everyday words called Function and Linking Words. 3- Small Grey Ending Letters - (p - t - k - d - b - n - g - ck) • Sound Stops, are where a full letter sound at the end of a word is cut in half or “stopped”. Sunday, December 8, 13 Grey ic Phonet Words rey Small G Words ey mall Gr rs S tte ding Le En
  22. 22. HEY! Overview of Phonetic~Sound~Spellings • These marks show combined sounds spoken close together. 4- Small Hook Dot [ ˛ ˛ ˛ ] = A Syllable Shift forward into the next word. • 2 words joined in sound by the last letter of the first word shifting forward into the next word. Ex: (Like it = Li˛k’it) or (Get it = Ge˛d´it) 5- Apostrophe Mark [ ‘ ‘ ‘] between two phonetic words. • Shows where a Syllable Shift connects two words with sound. Ex: (Like it = Li˛k’it) or (Get it = Ge˛d´it) 6- Slash Mark [ ` ` `] at the end of a word with a cut sound. • Indicates a Shortened Ending Sound with “ing” or “en” ending words. Ex: (Walking = Walk`n) or (Talking = Talk`n) Sunday, December 8, 13 Small ts ook Do H ˛˛˛ he postrop A Mark ´´´ Down rk lash Ma S ```
  23. 23. HEY! Overview of Phonetic~Sound~Spellings • These marks show combined sounds spoken close together. 7- Small Dot [ . . . ] Shows Informal Word Contractions. • 2-3 words joined in sound with a significant change in pronunciation, creating an entire new word sound. Ex: (Want to = Wuhn.tuh) 8- Short Dash [ - - - ] • Placed between full words spoken very close together and often fast but not necessarily a common contraction. 9- Other Marks ˆ ˇ ´ ( ˆ falling -ˇ rising -´ high ) Ex: (Reǎlly?) • Intonation and voice pitch changes, in speech to emphasize or change meaning of expressions. Sunday, December 8, 13 Small Dots ... Short Dash --Other Marks ˆˇ´`
  24. 24. HEY! Language~Loops will change everything~ you were ever taught about English. Get rted~ Sta Your hange C uture F Sunday, December 8, 13 day! To
  25. 25. HEY! •Thanks for checking it out READY •Get Your Lang~Loops Membership Today! •All About Lang~Loops • If American accent training with Lang~Loops interests you, checkout more about The R.a.p. Method. SET GO Sunday, December 8, 13 • Free sample lessons are available at www .language-loops.com and www .soundcloud/langlooper.com. • For American Accent lessons get your Lang~Loops membership at www .language-loops.com today.
  26. 26. Language~Loops American Accent Training "The R.A.p. Method" Rhythmic~Accent~Practice Speech Rhythm is Your Key to Success Sunday, December 8, 13

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