Beginner lesson; A Consonant before Vowel
Beginner level 1- Basic principle of breathing technique
You will learn...
-The difference between sounds from your mouth and breathing technique.
Creation of rhythm within the words does not come voluntarily; instead it comes naturally with the breathing technique. Reading and Writing will come after speaking because that’s how language was created. This is also how you had learned your own native language. Studying the alphabet, vocabulary and grammar will not improve your speaking ability. Furthermore, the study of phonetic alphabet isn’t much more effective than trying to imitate the sounds from the natives. Once you finish level 1, your understanding of English will come more easily like when you were learning your own native language.
Just like how your body originally learned certain techniques to naturally speak your native language, your body is also capable of successfully learning the natural sounds of English. However, to succeed you must acquire a certain breathing technique; it will allow the rhythm behind words to come naturally like the coming and going of the waves in the ocean. Your body will immediately feel the sensation when speaking with this technique. When you speak a sound with proper breathing, the next sound will follow rhythmically. You can compare the breathing technique with riding a bike; once you step on the pedal the wheels automatically pushes on without effort.
Level 1 will incorporate the breathing technique with thinking in English. Once they come together, you will immediately feel pleasure in your learning experience because your body will feel more comfortable being able to directly produce the natural sounds your mind wants to express. Learning English this way will eliminate the exhausted feeling that comes from the tedious work of memorizing vocabulary and grammar.
Beginner level 2 - Learning how to pronounce words that start with letters L, N, C, G, etc
You will learn...
-The difference between the “L” sound made before vowel and after vowel.
-The difference between the “N” sound made before vowel and after vowel.
With proper exercises, you will feel the differences through practice. These various exercises will also let you feel the different sounds made from mouth and breathing technique. Once you understand the correct pronunciation of “L” before vowel, you will be able to naturally pronounce any vocabulary that starts with the letter “L” following a vowel. Same process will be done with vocabulary that’s a vowel and ends with the letter “L”. Once you acquire the necessary breathing technique to pronounce one word, it will also unlock your ability to speak many other words that involve the same breathing technique. Your mind’s understanding of correct pronunciation will effectively improve your ability to think in English.
-That your mouth and tongue must move passively on its own without voluntary movements.
This means that once you start to speak the words should flow naturally from your mind by letting your body react properly on its own. With proper breathing technique and thinking in English, you can throw away your memorization of voluntarily placing your tongue in different directions of your mouth.
Beginner level 3 - Learning how to pronounce words that start with letter T, D, V, F, etc
You will learn...
- How to pronounce words that start with letter T, D, V, F.
For a long time traditional language programs have taught that, to produce sounds that start with ‘T’ and ‘D’; your tongue has to start by touching the ceiling of your gum, and to produce sounds that start with ‘V’ and “F’, your lower lip must touch your upper teeth. Once you acquire the proper breathing technique, these memorizations can be thrown away. You will learn that to successfully produce rhythm in the words, your mouth movements must be involuntary, rather they must move passively in accordance to your exhale.
Once you acquire the ability to pronounce a word with proper breathing technique, you will immediately practice your ‘Thinking in English.’ For example, once you are able to pronounce the word ‘Talk’, try speaking other verbs starting with ‘T’ such as Turn, Teach, and Tease. Then try this exercise with ‘D’; such as Dine, Dig, Drill, and Dive.
With proper exercise and practice, your body will inherit the necessary breathing sequence that English requires. You won’t have to think twice about how your body is going to produce a certain sound; you will naturally be able to speak the words in melody with pride and joy!
Beginner level 4 – Learning how to pronounce words that start with letter W, H, and X / Distinguish different sounds produced with letters G, J, and Z
You will learn...
-To pronounce words starting with W, H, and X
-To distinguish the different sounds produced by the letters G, J, and Z
Without the breathing technique, just by voluntarily moving your mouth and tongue; you will have a tough time distinguishing the sounds made from letters G, J, and Z. However, with the proper breathing technique, you are moving your vocal cords more dynamically, allowing you to clearly distinguish the different sounds they create.
English alphabets ‘W’ and ‘U’ have two distinguishably different sounds. To successfully produce clear sounds for each alphabet you must utilize a breathing sequence and allow your mouth and tongue to move passively.
Produce the correct sound of letter ‘G’, in the word ‘General’, ‘Generally’, ‘Gentleman’. Once you acquire the correct sound, start Thinking in English by putting the corresponding words into sentences.
You will learn how to produce the ‘H’ sound after a vowel. This specific event does not exist in the Korean language. This sound can only be possible through breathing technique.
Beginner level 5 - Learning how to pronounce words that start with letter Y, S, C, Q, and R
You will learn...
-To pronounce words starting with Y, S, C, Q and R
The ‘C’ sound and ‘S’ sound are identically pronounced in the dictionary. This is because if you voluntarily move your mouth and tongue, you are not able to distinguish the two sounds. However, utilizing the proper breathing technique inside your vocal cords, you will immediately feel the different sound production. The English ‘C’ sound in America is much more similar to ‘S’ sound in England.
Once you acquire the proper ‘C’ and ‘S’ sounds, place the corresponding words into a sentence to start thinking in English.
When a word starts with a consonant ‘Y’ sound, it sounds distinguishably different from the vowel ‘Y’ sound. Know the difference between the two sounds and place the corresponding words into a sentence to start thinking in English.
You will learn how to produce a clear ‘R’ sound.
When speaking a vowel that follows the letters such as ‘R’, ‘P’, ‘F’; the consonant sound will sound connected to the vowel; rather than separate.