What we're about

This Meetup group is for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their speaking skills.

This is about the "music" of English - the rhythm, the pace, the connections, the high and low tones (pitch/Hz) - all of this is called "prosody" and "intonation" is the focus on using pitch and duration.

More than just pronunciation, how you control your voice to go higher in pitch and longer in duration is very important to help native English speakers understand you quickly and easily.

We'll practice any phrases, greetings, and sentences that are useful for your daily life so bring words and expressions you'd like to practice.

Our organizer, Dr. Christi Barb ( https://www.adastraspeech.com/dr-christi-barb.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.

I also host another Meetup called American English Pronunciation Q&A on Mondays at 6:00pm and Tuesdays at 12:00pm (all US Eastern time). https://www.meetup.com/American-English-Pronunciation-Q-A/

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

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

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How the online Meetup works:

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

• Add words, phrases, sentences that 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 (or improve your pronunciation of). All the previous word lists are in this Google Drive Folder (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1o8ZxTG40mH8Mb3fI7YLBEz8-VOSLqx0i?usp=sharing).

• Review - After each meeting, I will video record myself pronouncing the words we practiced and post it on my YouTube channel, on the playlist for this Meetup group (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4nY1pIIn5eZJGxfQetN1L0Ocj8Lzcdhi). I will post this link in the comments for that day's event.

Upcoming events (1)

Intonation Practice - October 20, 2021

Online event

This is about the "music" of English - the rhythm, the pace, the connections, the high and low tones - all of this is called "prosody" and "intonation" is the focus on using pitch and duration.

More than just pronunciation, how you control your voice to go higher in pitch and longer in duration is very important to help native English speakers understand you quickly and easily.

We'll practice any phrases, greetings, and sentences that are useful for your daily life so bring words and expressions you'd like to practice.
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Here is the Google spreadsheet we will use for practice. Feel free to add words or sentences to the lists and we will practice those together. (Please limit to 3 sentences to post before we meet so others can have a chance to add words too. Thank you!)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EoFnntRqaUR46yWmSM7ma59z1T_rrsFWkUdEGjsSXbc/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=PL4nY1pIIn5eZJGxfQetN1L0Ocj8Lzcdhi

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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
&
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 and what I'm working on at Adastra Speech:
https://www.adastraspeech-newsletter.com

Past events (51)

Intonation Practice - October 13, 2021

Online event

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