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ELIUP 068 Pronunciation & Accent Reduction • 4.5 Cr.


Students learn and practice specific difficult sounds, proper mouth position, stress, intonation, and rhythm, and how to assess and improve their own pronunciation. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain and say American English sounds and clusters.
  • Explain and say minimal pairs.
  • Explain and say sentence stress and intonation.
  • Explain key differences between your first language and American English, and reduce these differences
  • Evaluate and modify your accent.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000