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Finance & Accounting Professionals need to communicate in English on a daily basis, and if you work with the US or live and work in the US, it’s important that everyone understand you clearly. It can hurt your credibility, confidence, and ability to do your job if people either misunderstand you or misinterpret what you say. In order to be clear in American English, you’ll want to master the key components of the language.

The first step is to get a strong grasp on American vowel usage. Many non-native speakers of American English are using British vowels or vowels from their first languages, which can result in miscommunication.

This course focuses on the 23 primary spoken vowels of American English and helps you learn to identify them in words, speak more effectively by insuring you are using the right vowel, and learn to distinguish the vowels from each other, discovering your own patterns, and learning best practices for how to improve.

This course also uses finance & accounting vocabulary so that when you learn the concepts of English, you’ll also learn to say the words that come up for you every day at work.

Course Key Concepts: English, pronunciation, pronounce, American, vocabulary, finance words, accounting words.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify all 23 vowels of American English using phonetic symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
  • Discover how to determine which vowel is in a given word.
  • Explore the length of vowels and movement of the lips and jaw.
  • Recognize how to distinguish two similar words from each other.
  • Identify and develop individualized word lists to guide you using Finance & Accounting Vocabulary.
Last updated/reviewed: March 21, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

8 CoursesFinance & Accounting English For Non-Native Speakers of American English: Certification Program

  1. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: The Vowels of American English
  2. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Comparative Contrasts in Usage with the Vowels of American English
  3. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: The Consonants in American English
  4. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Comparative Contrasts in Usage of Consonants in American English
  5. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Endings on Words in American English
  6. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Word Stress in American English
  7. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: Intonation & Presence in American English
  8. Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: A Crash Course in Finance & Accounting Vocabulary for American English

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
This course will help to have access to a phonetic / pronunciation dictionary for American English that uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), such as Longman’s Cambridge or Oxford for American English.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  2:39Introduction to the Vowels of American English
  13:48How to Speak Like an American
  11:28The Vowels in American English
  8:55Diving into the American Vowels
  7:01Knowing Which Vowel to Use
  6:22More Spelling Patterns
  3:30Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  53:43Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: The Vowels of American English
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Finance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: The Vowels of American English
  PDFFinance and Accounting English for Non-Native Speakers: The Vowels of American English Glossary/ Index
  PDFManual - Finance and Accounting Accent Reduction
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM