Understanding connected speech – beyond the basics

According to Adrian Underhill, in his seminal book 'Sound Foundations', 'connected speech is not just the sum of its individual words. Continuous connected speech consists of a flow of sounds which are modified by a system of simplifications through which phonemes are connected, grouped and modified.'

Understanding the different phenomena of connected speech (when sounds disappear, change, become weaker etc.) is pivotal for effective listening, and very desirable for communicative speaking as well. In this course, we'll study all of the different phenomena of connected speech and how they can have an enormous impact on our use but, especially, on our listening skills.

If you're an English teacher, an advanced user of the language, or if you're preparing for an international exam such as Cambridge C1 or C2, this course is certainly for you!

For further information, please contact us at +55 11 94505-1811. You can also write to higor@higorcavalcanteelt.com.

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I am an English teacher, teacher educator, author, and CELTA tutor based in São Paulo, Brazil. I have been in English language teaching (ELT) for over two decades, and my main areas of interest in ELT are teacher development, phonology, and language development for teachers. Here on Hotmart, my intention is to offer long and short courses for teachers of English in areas such as teaching grammar, vocabulary, phonology, listening, reading, writing, speaking, and much, much more. You can find out more about my work at www.higorcavalcanteelt.com, and you can write to me at higor@higorcavalcanteelt.com

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