What we're about

This group meets on two days:

1) Every Monday at 6:00pm US Eastern time.

2) Every Tuesday at 12:00pm US Eastern time (which = 6:00pm Central European Time (UTC+1)

Speaking English is much different than reading or writing it. If you have questions about American English this is the open place to share, learn, and meet other ESL speakers. Bring your questions about pronunciation and share your experiences and tips with others in the group.

All levels and native languages are welcome.

Our organizer, Dr. Christi Barb (https://www.adastraspeech.com/christibarb.html)- a professional speech coach who specializes in foreign-accented English - will be there to lead, answer questions, and help you build your English pronunciation skills.

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How the online Meetup works:

• RSVP if you can attend - then you'll receive the Zoom link.

• Add Words you want to practice - In the description of that day's event, there will be a link to the Google spreadsheet we will use during the meeting. Everyone can use it to type in any words that you'd like to learn how to pronounce.

All the previous word lists are in Google Drive folders:

-for Mondays: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13ObRqNHvVG5xAZpdEJfG0d1clte35cmA

- and Tuesdays: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ojQqdJKBIv_taJqE3g9chtZnPDCwL3nW

• Review - After each meeting, I will video record myself pronouncing the words we practiced and post it on my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFYWzoXq8E82Iyj99ldVOw/playlists). I will post this link in the comments for that day's event.

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My other Meetup group is: American English Intonation (https://www.meetup.com/American-English-Intonation)that meets on Wednesdays at 6:00pm Eastern time. That group focuses on sentence level stress - which words to emphasize, how to emphasize them, make connections between words, and sound changes that help create a more fluent speech pattern. We also practice individual word stress patterns.

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Would you like to learn more about Accent Modification? I have a free information course: https://adastraspeechonline.thinkific.com/courses/am-basics

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A free guide to improving speaking & listening: Free Guide: https://adastra-speech.ck.page/guide-strategies

Upcoming events (2)

Pronunciation Q&A Online

Online event

This Meetup is on Monday, November 1, at 6pm (US eastern time).

We'll practice any words you'd like to make sure you're pronouncing correctly, or just ask questions about.

When you RSVP you'll see the Zoom link.

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Here is the link to a shared Google Drive spreadsheet where you can type in the words you'd like to ask about how to pronounce. (Please limit to 5 words to post before we meet so others can have a chance to add words too. Thank you!):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18QBaHv4curGETvZVKksz3UL-chUb8mEE-ZD-3BtMQ0U/edit?usp=sharing

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After each Meetup, I record myself pronouncing the words and sentences we practiced together and put the link to the video in the discussion of this event. You can find all the videos on this YouTube list: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4nY1pIIn5ebL241enjWH6VOziKXl8bVD

Would you like to learn more about Accent Modification? I have a free information course: https://adastraspeechonline.thinkific.com/courses/am-basics
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A free guide to improving speaking & listening: Free Guide: https://adastra-speech.ck.page/guide-strategies
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A free newsletter about accent modification:
https://www.adastraspeech-newsletter.com/

I hope to see you on Zoom!

-Christi

Pronunciation Q&A Online - 12:00 US Eastern time - Central European Time 6pm

This Meetup is on Tuesday, November 2, at 12:00pm US eastern time /
6:00pm UTC/GMT+1.

We'll practice any words you'd like to make sure you're pronouncing correctly, or just ask questions about.
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When you RSVP you'll see the Zoom link.

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To try to give everyone an equal chance to add words, I won't open the spreadsheet for editing until the time of the Meetup. During the Meetup, you can use this Google Drive spreadsheet to type in the words you'd like to ask about how to pronounce.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ljN7Zhqj0vB1qRq0ryxVGM_qGCtey7f25i9qpwFS0ik/edit?usp=sharing

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After each Meetup, I record myself pronouncing the words and sentences we practiced together and put the link to the video in the discussion of this event.

Here is the YouTube playlist with all of Tuesday's videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4nY1pIIn5eZKXhHFWwawMVf8Tmnj6EsU

All past spreadsheets from this Meetup are in this folder:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ojQqdJKBIv_taJqE3g9chtZnPDCwL3nW?usp=sharing

-Christi

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