Drawing upon Knight Thompson Speechwork, Level 1 Speech is designed to develop your awareness of the physiological components and physical actions of speech. You will learn speech anatomy, with exploration and play through the vocal tract. The class will make a careful study of all the possible consonant actions and experiment with oral postures. You will begin to explore an international range of possible speech sounds, developing the ability to perceive and experience shades of difference. These fundamental practices will be useful to both native and non-native American speakers.
Recommended reading: SPEAKING WITH SKILL: An Introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork by Dudley Knight.
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