Pronunciation Phase III at discounted rate!

Welcome, everyone! For those of you who have been following and are learning ESL pronunciation, today is the day after my birthday and I’m in the season of GIVING.

For the next five days, you’ll be able to sign up for my pronunciation course Phase III for a discounted price of $9.99 (original 19.99). I’m now getting the hang of making promotions/coupons on UDEMY, so if you’re interested in having this course at a discounted rate, hit the link down below and use the coupon code.

Pronunciation Course

Coupon Code: 57C66B75400CC8C4865B

Arsenio’s ESL Pronunciation Course: Introduction to Phase III!

Grateful! The third course will be launched within a week, and for all my YouTube family, if you’re interested in 2 hours of exclusive content and a follow-up of the previous two courses, let’s get into it! When I launch the course (or when it’s launched) I’ll be back to tell you guys where you can find the link. In the meantime, check out the content of my other two courses down below.

Pronunciation Course Phase II:

Pronunciation Course Phase 1:


Pronunciation Course Part III!

Course Content

You will learn:

  • Common stress patterns in words with more than one syllable.
  • How to make a syllable sound stressed in English.
  • Where to stress words with common suffixes.
  • The pronunciation of longer, multisyllable words, especially academic, scientific, and technical terms.
  • More about vowel sounds in stressed and unstressed syllables.
  • Basic rhythm patterns in phrases and sentences.
  • The kinds of words that are generally stressed.
  • The kinds of words that are generally stressed.

Learning outcomes:

  • Word stress in compound nouns.
  • Word stress in numbers.
  • Word stress in two-syllable verbs.
  • Word stress in two-syllable noun-verb pairs.
  • Word stress in Two-Word verbs.
  • Stress in abbreviations.
  • Know how to enunciate suffixes beginning with –i.
  • Suffixes –graphy and –logy
  • French suffixes
  • Initial stressed words in sentences.
  • Unstressed words in sentences.
  • Reducing structure words.




Q & A:



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Arsenio’s ESL Pronunciation Course | Phase II | Debut!

We’re finally here! The second phase of my pronunciation course is here, and I’m happy to tell you guys that this is the beginning of the core of videos that I will be delivering. 1.5 hours worth of content and 6 videos with interactive lessons awaits you. Remember, before going into that course, make sure you do the prerequisite course down below.

First Course

Here’s what the new course entails.

  1. The difference between voiceless and voiced sounds. 
  2. The pronunciation of voiceless and voiced consonants at the beginning of words, as well as the end of words. 
  3. The pronunciation of grammatical word endings -s/ -es and -ed
  4. The effect of grammatical endings on the number of syllables in a word. 
  5. The importance of linking the end of one word to the beginning of the next word in a phrase. 

The outcomes will be….

  • Be able to enunciate syllables correctly. 
  • Enunciate the beginning and end of words correctly. 
  • Say the word all the way through and understand the different sounds of past tense words. 
  • Learn the beginning stages of linking consonants together. 


As part of the interactive exercises that I have that you must submit to me, here are some of them.

– Record and submit sentences/paragraphs.

– Learn how to self-monitor -s/ -es and -ed endings.

What you’ll learn

  • Sounds and Syllables

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • Phase I (previous course)

Who this course is for:

  • Intermediate and higher

For any questions or if you want to book a call to discuss further, here are some links.

Book a Call

Second Pronunciation Course

Podcast Preview

Arsenio’s Pronunciation Course on UDEMY Debut!

Omg! The first of five phases are finally here to get your pronunciation up to par! After so many pronunciation podcasts, I’ve finally created a course (in five phases) for all of you who want to improve your pronunciation and communicate directly with me! I’m so excited about this because I know the majority of my pronunciation podcasts have had the most plays (in addition to my IELTS, TOEIC, AND TOEFL iBT/iTP, which are also getting created in course form).

So, after so many years of doing podcasting, here’s my first course (for ESL learners or people who would like to improve their overall pronunciation). Let’s go over some of the content.

Pronunciation Profile

  • I will determine your pronunciation priorities — the features that will most improve your overall enunciation. (I will do this by you submitting and recording for your needs assessment, as well as figuring out what level you’re at).
  • Explore some of the main reasons why you want to improve your pronunciation: everyday speaking, presentations, travel, business-oriented, etc.
  • Set personal goals for the course and beyond.

Into Chapter 1

I will preview the following things before going into phase 2:

  • Syllables and syllable stress.
  • Vowel sounds in stressed syllables.
  • The schwa sound in unstressed syllables.
  • Vowel and consonant symbols on online dictionaries and understanding phonetics.

For each video comes an assignment and homework. I suggest you download zoom so I can assess you and go over your assignments, too. I’m going to make this as interactive as possible, and you’re more than welcome to email me at anytime.

This will be reposted when the course makes it official debut with the link and other things.

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 54 | Pronunciation | Fill In The Blank Practice

Ahhh, here’s goes one of my new activities for the years. I wrote out a paragraph about sports, and how it runs deep within my bloodlines. However, on my blog, which is down below, there are missing words that you need to fill in.  When you’re finished, send it to me for correction! Let’s see how you guys fair.

Listen to the podcast down below to fill in the following blanks.

Are you good at sports? I am. I love watching the little snippets on YouTube during ______________________ morning. My favorite is track and field, and it’s because I used to be a runner back in high school and college. I realized I wasn’t very _________________ I was in college, and I ended up quitting because my passion for it had gone away. What is your __________________? Do you like it? I also love NCAA March Madness. It is one of the most exciting sports in the world (________________________________) because the amount of _______ that happens. Parity is when the David, the lesser team, defeats the ___________, the bigger team. Another great thing about sports is that it keeps us healthy. I do at least 20 minutes of cardio a day and 3-days of ____________________ and strength work.


Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 39 | Pronunciation | Consonant Clusters Exercise

Welcome back to another pronunciation podcast.  This is a follow-up to what I talked about in my previous pronunciation podcast, which was the introduction of two, three, and four consonant clusters.  So remember, some languages do not have consonant clusters, making it very difficult for English language learners to pronounce.  Here’s a practice for you!

Cleaned up (sounds like clean-dup)

Find him (sounds like fine-dim)

Thinks about (sounds like think-sabout)

  1. fast — fast enough (sounds like fas-denough)
  2. cold — cold air (sounds like col-dair)
  3. since — since April (sin-sapril)
  4. fact — fact is (sounds like fac-dis)
  5. mind — mind if (min-dif)
  6. slept — slept in (slep-din)


Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 131 – Pronunciation – Linking & Sound Change

In written English, there is space between words: What is her name?

In spoken English, there is no space between words: Whatsername?

Words in a thought group are linked or joined together and often sound like one long word. It is sometimes difficult to tell the end of one word from the beginning of the next.

When words are connected, sounds may change. Learning to recognize common sound changes will improve your ability to understand conversational English, and learning to make a smooth connection from the end of the word to the beginning of the next will improve your fluency.

Practice these words with me in the podcast.

  1. Art class — Arc class
  2. Ate breakfast — ape breakfast
  3. Bad credit — bag credit
  4. Made your bed — major bed
  5. let her — letter
  6. light green — like green
  7. them all — the mall
  8. all of her — Oliver


Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 83 – Pronunciation: Rising Intonation in Yes/No Questions

We’re back with some more rising intonation! Today’s focus will be on yes/no questions.

In North American English, the intonation generally rises at the end of yes/no questions. In British English, it falls.

Practice in the podcast!

  1. Do the buses run after ten o’clock?
  2. Are we going to review today?
  3. Is it supposed to rain?
  4. Can you get to Denver by train?
  5. Hello. Is Mark available?
  6. Do you serve dinner on Fridays?
  7. Can you eat fried chicken with your fingers?
  8. Could you hold for a minute?


Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 66 – Pronunciation – Tracing Intonation Contours

Welcome back to another pronunciation podcast, people! Super excited to bring you this one today. A lot of people don’t know the syntax behind the language, so the goal is to actually trace the contours so you know the intonation. You can do this with a finger or a pencil, so here are 8 sentences (in my podcast you will hear me say them) and your goal is to trace them.

  1. Are you tired today?
  2. Is he sick?
  3. Just a little sad.
  4. I’m feeling under the weather.
  5. He’s moving next week.
  6. Why?
  7. Where do you want to go?
  8. To Japan
  9. Do you have any shoes available?
  10. Would you like to fly first class? (British Accent)

Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 63 – Pronunciation – The Final Intonation

Welcome back, everyone! Excited to bring you guys today the FINAL INTONATION! This is going to be a great one and all of these will be in video very soon.

Intonation is the rise and fall in the tune or pitch of the voice. In fact, thought groups are sometimes called intonation groups because each thought group has an intonation pattern or contour.

So in this series, you’re going to learn what happens after the pitch jump on the focus word.

Fall: We’re not going on vacation this summer. (certainty or telling)

Rise: We’re not going on vacation this summer? (surprise or asking)

  1. Tired
  2. Sad
  3. Why
  4. Arsenio
  5. Sick
  6. Moving
  7. Where
  8. Thailand

Decide which one’s in my recording I use rise or fall with.