Improving Your Spanish Pronunciation

University of Utah

Jan 21, 2013 to Mar 9, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free

Enrollment Closed

Full course description

Do you want to sound like a native Spanish speaker? Get started by improving your accent.

This course provides a practical introduction to Spanish pronunciation for students at all levels. It is taught in English and designed to provide an auditory and visual approach to learning pronunciation. Students will listen to audio files recorded by native speakers and then record themselves pronouncing the same words or phrases. In addition to playing back both recordings to compare the auditory differences, students will have an opportunity to view and compare visual sound waves of both audio recordings. These techniques will help learners assess and improve their pronunciation. Although it will be necessary to some extent, discussion of theoretical issues will be kept to a minimum with the emphasis being on accent reduction.