This class is the first in a two-part series on American English intonation. Intonation includes the rhythmic and melodic aspects of language such as correctly stressing syllables and words, reducing and connecting words, grouping words, pausing in the correct places and using appropriate pitch.The series is designed to help the high-intermediate to advanced English speaker master the key elements for speaking clear, understandable English. The courses focuson the musical and rhythmic aspects of pronunciation, which are the most important aspects of intelligible English speech. Thiscourseincludes a free 50+ page workbook,isinteractive and requires active participation. Part 1 covers the topics ofword stress and sentence stress, contractions andreductions. Part 2 includes linking, thought groups and pausing, non-verbal communication and pitch.