Rule #1 to Learn English PRONUNCIATION & Phonetics (British English) #1


Lesson #1 in our series Learn British English Pronunciation with ZakWashington
What’s the most important sound in English?
The most used phoneme (sound) in English is the schwa /ə/ – that’s the very little vowel sound that English speakers use all the time.

An easy quick English language pronunication lesson for:
– learners of British English who need pronunciation practice
– TEFL TESOL teachers who need to learn the phonemes of the International Phonetics Alphabet
This is the first in a series of pronunciation videos that will help you make your pronunciation more convincing.
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Learn English with Zak Washington is a full, free, non-profit English Language Course made for students of English from any nationality.
The course has a special focus on native speakers whose first language is Italian and Spanish.
We post (at least) one high-quality video tutorial every week on YouTube.

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Who is the video for?
The video is for both foreign English language students and TEFL EFL ESL and TESOL English teachers. All the vocabulary and grammar is translated into Italian and Spanish.
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Who prepared the materials?
All the content, graphics, script and the music are 100% original and created by linguist Miki Pannell.

Miki Pannell bio: Miki holds a degree in Spanish with English and Literary Studies from Middlesex University, England, a post-graduate English Language and Linguistics – Certificado de Tercer Ciclo from the doctoral department of the University of Seville, Spain and is a fully-qualified EFL teacher holding a post-graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of a Second Language from Oxford House College, England.

The theatrical ability comes from five years at Plymouth’s Raleigh School of Speech and Drama as an adolescent, and the multi-instrumentalist musical skills (the soundtrack is 100% original and self-played) come from 30 years playing and recording in bands across Europe and 10 albums including 3 solo albums, the most recent is Miki Pannell ‘Me & Mr. M.T. Wallet’ (Heroe de la Guitarra Records):

The materials are produced by the LIBERTARIAN LINGUISTICS CLUB, a non-profit organisation based in Varese, Italy, dedicated to promoting free language teaching materials and organizing English-speaking social events.

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  3. Wanna practice English with Zak Washington in person? Well, if you live in the Ticino area of northern Italy or Switzerland you can. Come to the Libertarian Linguistics English Language Social Club: The next gathering will be a WINE TASTING IN ENGLISH on
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