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How To Use MASTER PRONUNCIATION by ELLIS Skills Center Room 801 What is Master Pronunciation? Ellis Master Pronunciation is designed to help learners of the English language distinguish between the similar sounds and words found in English speech. Graphics, video and self-recorded audio playback features help users understand and master how to form the sometimes difficult English sounds. How do I get into the program? Double-Click on the ESL Resources Folder. Double-Click on the Pronunciation Folder. Double-Click on the Master Pronunciation Icon. Click on Guest. How do I Begin? Select your native Select the activity you Language first. would like to work in. • Master Pronunciation Instruction helps you get familiar helps you review the with English sounds and sound sounds that you might types. find most difficult. Practice allows you to practice the sounds you have already reviewed. What Can I learn? Sound types Beyond Sounds include: allows you to • Minimal pairs choose the sounds • Tongue twisters and you practiced in • Hard to distinguish words. sounds. What Type of Activities Are Available? Most of the activities in Master Pron. Require you to hear an audio selection and then identify the correct answer by clicking on it. To hear the selection again, click on the or button. Types of Activities (contd.) Listen to and Video & Sound learn the Sound Watch the video and Click on the sound listen to the words you would like to being spoken. Then practice. choose the correct answer. Sound Formations The X-Ray feature helps Video clips also allow you you view how your lips, to see and compare how to throat, and tongue should place your lips and neck to be placed to form a specific form specific sounds or sound or word. words. Practice your Pronunciation You can practice what you have learned! To practice the sounds Compare your and words you have Hear the word speech with Ellis’ Record Stop Play learned: again Click on Record Say the word or sound Click on Stop Click on the Compare button to contrast your pronunciation with the sounds Ellis makes. How Do I Navigate? To Navigate between sections in Master Pronunciation use the buttons in the navigation bar located at the bottom of the screen. Select your Offers help in Skills Return to native your native previous Move menu language language! menu forward Exit the Help Practice Return to Enjoy the Program Session previous screen program! Do You Have Questions? ESL Specialists – are here during scheduled times and can help you with the content of the program. Instructional Assistants – are here during all open hours and can answer questions about content or navigation of the program. ASK US TODAY!
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