Welcome to Module 1 of Clear Speech Fundamentals: Solid Foundation

This module walks you through vowel enunciation and five techniques to help you develop a solid sound foundation. By the end of this module, you will:

  • project a more confident sound in spoken English.

  • produce a clearer sound that can be better understood from the start.

  • develop a solid base (or foundation) for working with the sounds and rhythm of spoken English.

Module Contents

  • 1

    Solid Foundation: Overview & Reflection

    • Watch: Week 1 Overview
    • Listen & Reflect: Your Voice Quality
    • Listen & Reflect: Video's Voice Quality
  • 2

    Day 1: Mouth Movement

    • Day 1 Learn: Mouth Movement
    • Day 1 Practice: Mouth Movement
  • 3

    Day 2: Stretching

    • Day 2 Learn: Stretching
    • Day 2 Practice: Stretching
    • Extra Learn: Yawn, Siren Sound, & Julia Childs Techniques
    • Extra Practice: Yawn, Siren Sound, & Julia Childs Techniques
  • 4

    Day 3: Vowel Enunciation

    • Day 3 Learn: Vowel Enunciation
    • Read: Typical Vowel Sound Challenges for Different Language Groups
    • Day 3 Practice: Vowel Enunciation
  • 5

    Day 4: Producing (and Projecting) a Steady Ampified Sound

    • Day 4 Learn: Producing (and Projecting) a Steady Amplified Sound
    • Day 4 Practice: Producing (and Projecting) a Steady Amplified Sound
  • 6

    Day 5: Humming

    • Day 5 Learn: Humming in the Background
    • Day 5 Practice: Humming