Vowel Workshop

Karen Chung, Associate Professor NTU DFLL
史嘉琳 台大外文系 副教授

Workshop manual:    pdf     Word
Music: Lute     Guitar     Celtic

Poem:  When the English tongue we speak  MP3    

Short dialogue practice: A bite to eat 

CET 師德 and English Island 英語島 articles on vowels:
1. 師德會訊:台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、// 和 /e/ 
2. 英語島:台灣味學習法:用注音練英文母音 
3. 英語島:連音:英語「字裡行間」的玄機 - 母音篇    
4. 英語島:你有沒有不小心講出「限制級英文」?   

     Mid-sagittal view of the head showing articulatory organs 
       Video: Fantastic Voyage: A journey into the human voice 
      NTU Transcription exercises

Also useful:

     Ten Rules of Good Studying by Barbara Oakley  word    pdf 

Karen Chung's TEDx talk on the Echo Method
and how Empathy can help and motivate us to learn better

Karen Chung's TEDx Talk on The Echo Method
Interview with Ray Du 阿滴 
Practice text
A Lesson From My Dad    by Mary Beth M.

Word      pdf     mp3 audio reading

TV Repair Person mp3
How you sound to others before working hard on your pronunciation
Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Tsing Hua in Beijing

What can happen if you're sloppy about your vowels?

How you sound without phrasing 斷句: Chinese  English 
With phrasing: Chinese   English

One Small Step Can Change Your Life
The Kaizen Way: One Small Step Can Change Your Life
Also: How to Build Habits & Execute Effortlessly   pdf
The Pomodoro Technique

Useful links

2019 Workshop Manual html  pdf  Word
2018 Workshop Manual html  pdf  Word
2017 Workshop Manual html pdf  Word OneLook Dictionary Search
Practice with /i/ vs. // and other sound contrasts here: http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i 
Big Bang Theory transcript  Echo file  online transcript
Parrot Story audio 
CET Listening Workshop Facebook Group
OneLook Dictionary Search
OneLook Thesaurus and Reverse Dictionary
(click "Show filters")
Corpus of Contemporary American English (CoCA)

Audacity Recording Software  
Google Images  
Baby names  


The Free Dictionary The Free Dictionary
Cambridge Learners (IPA)

Oxford Learner's Dictionaries

Further help with Pronunciation

YouEnGlish: Hear examples of words and phrases in context on YouTube ELSA
ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant) Pronunciation Coach (app)
Chrome Extension: Read Aloud 
How to have Alex read to you on an Apple device
For Android devices: Google Play: Google Text-to-speech
How Text-to-speech (TTS) works in Windows 10

Reading practice with pronunciation correction

That Quail, Robert: Text (Word) That Quail, Robert
That Quail, Robert: Text (pdf)
That Quail, Robert: MP3  

Practice dictations and IPA

IPA table Practice Dictations
IPA symbol handout
i2Spi:k IPA Input

Previous practice transcriptions

Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Yellow Horses  Homepage
Criminal Podcast: Just Mercy (excerpt)  Homepage
The Grape, from WNYC  WNYC Homepage
Drama as Rehabilitation in Prison  

Radiotopia Podcasts: Lots of high-quality podcasts!

Breaking News English – Dictation Practice (British English)

After the Workshop

CET Listening Workshop Facebook Group
Karen on Ivy League Analytical English
Karen's Email Updates List
New articles!
Karen Chung's CET articles on
English pronunciation and grammar
Mini-conversations, with Echo Practice Files
NTU Open Course Ware:
Introduction to Phonetics by Karen Chung

Karen's homepage:
For Karen Chung's Courses and More