Intonation is the rise and fall of your voice when speaking, the ups and the downs that give the English language its music and melody.
Here are some of the many ways we use intonation to communicate meaning:
- to announce the end of a statement or question and invite a response
- to ask for information and check and confirm what we heard
- to show surprise or express curiosity in what someone has to say
- to indicate uncertainty, doubt, or indecision
- to express enthusiasm or show interest in what someone is saying
- to signal that you're still talking and keep people from interrupting you
- to demonstrate authority, confidence, and certainty
- to show disappointment, disapproval, or annoyance
- to soften your words and sound more polite and approachable
- to sound more interesting, engaging, and natural
Do you feel confident expressing all of these emotions by changing your tone?
If not, you're not alone. We use pitch, stress, and tone in very different ways than your native language.
The good news is that you can learn how to create all of these different tones, and I'm excited to show you how!
When you improve your intonation, you can feel certain that native speakers will understand the intentions behind your words, the feelings you are trying to express, and you'll sound more natural too.
Sign Up for the Intonation Clinic Waiting List
Intonation Clinic is a four-week **LIVE** program that will be starting in Summer 2018!
This program will include weekly video lessons, live Q&A sessions, a private community, and feedback on your intonation by voice chat.
Sound interesting? Then get on the waiting list.
When you sign up for the waiting list, you'll also be invited to join me for a very special five-day intonation challenge so you can get started practicing your intonation with my unique drills.
(Did I mention that the challenge is free?)
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Meet Your Guide
I’m Kim, and I'm an accent and communication coach from Boston, MA.
I work with motivated non-native English speakers who want to sound more natural, more professional, and more fluent in English so that they can achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.
I know how important it is to be able to connect with other people in a language that isn’t our first. (I now speak Spanish fluently but it wasn’t always that way!)
I love demystifying the accent reduction process - it IS possible for you and you CAN sound more like a native speaker. Nothing inspires me more than watching my clients grow more confident and more comfortable speaking up around native speakers, and hearing them transform how they speak English.