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1 Fullerton College Skills Center Better Accent Tutor (BAT) How to Access and use BAT to improve your pronunciation.

2 Fullerton College Skills Center About Better Accent Tutor BAT helps you: Practice American English pronunciation Focus on intonation, stress and rhythm See and hear your pronunciation Identify and correct your pronunciation errors

3 Fullerton College Skills Center Entering Better Accent Tutor Use the mouse to double click on the icons in the following order: Click OK to enter.

4 Fullerton College Skills Center Selecting a Lesson To Begin a lesson: 1.Double-click the Topic you want to work on. 2.Double-click the Word Stress type you want to work on. 3.Then, double-click the exercise you want to complete.

5 Fullerton College Skills Center You will receive 3 types of feedback Intonation Waveform Intensity/Rhythm Allows users to match the tone of the recording. For example, a rising or falling tone in a word. Allows speakers to match the length and loudness of syllables and the t of pause between words. Allows users to match the recordings speech in a digital waveform. Click on the desired mode of feedback to select it.

6 Fullerton College Skills Center To Compare Your Speech 1.Click on the top Play button to hear the word. 2.Then, click on the button and repeat what you heard. 3. Click on the bottom Play button to hear your recorded voice. 4. When you have finished recording, you can compare your pronunciation with the one above it by analyzing the differences between the patterns. Previously Recorded Voice Your Voice

7 Fullerton College Skills Center Explanation of Pattern For an explanation of the type of pattern you are working with, click on the button in any screen.

8 Fullerton College Skills Center Exit Better Accent Tutor To exit the program click on the button from any screen. Your work will not be saved. Make a note of where you left off so that you can start on the next section on your next visit. Good luck improving your Pronunciation! Z. Rosillo 5/20/06


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