Sound School 3.0 by Foster Hodge
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Sound School is a pronunciation and conversation MasterClass for Brazilians.

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Sound School is divided into 5 different modules to maximize your English learning.

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Contents

Week 1: Introduction
Meet Foster 👨‍🏫
6 mins
Meet Alexia! Your support and cobaia 🐷
2 mins
Explanation of the course structure 🎧
14 mins
Suggestions for the pace of the course
Our Story: Inglês Nu E Cru
5 mins
Our Philosophy: English For Humans
4 mins
How to Train Any Sound: Your Language Learning Superpower
6 mins
Imitation Exercise: How to Overcome Your Language Learning Fears
4 mins
Imitation Exercise Audio
2 mins
Week 1: Introduction Challenge!
4 mins
Alexia's Introduction Challenge
2 mins
Foster's Introduction Challenge Video
3 mins
Alexia Intro Analysis Audio
9 mins
Weekly Challenge Submission 💪🏻
Week 2: Vowels
Week 2 Introduction Video 📹
3 mins
Introduction To Vowels - More Than A, E, I, O, U 🤭
6 mins
Tongue Position: Your new best friend 👅
4 mins
/EE/ as in me, she, we 📹
5 mins
/AW/ as in law, fought, caught 📹
4 mins
/EH/ as in bed, red, instead 📹
2 mins
/AH/ as in job, box, father 📹
2 mins
/AA/ as in cat, hat, apple 🍎
2 mins
/OO/ as in you, blue, through
4 mins
"The Other U" as in book, could, good, push
4 mins
Beats: /EE/ 🎧
1 min
Beats: /AW/ 🎧
1 min
Beats: /AH/ 🎧
2 mins
Beats: /EH/ 🎧
1 min
Beats: /OO/ 🎧
1 min
Beats: /AA/ 🎧
1 min
Beats: "The Other U" 🎧
2 mins
Minimal Pairs: /AH/ X /UH/ 🎧
2 mins
Minimal Pairs: /EE/ x /IH/ 🎧
2 mins
Minimal Pairs: /AA/ X /EH/ 🎧
2 mins
Minimal Pairs: /AH/ X /AA/ 🎧
2 mins
Minimal Pairs: /EH/ X /IH/ 🎧
3 mins
Introduction to Moving Vowels 📹
2 mins
/AI/ as in try, nice, bye, right 📹
3 mins
/OH/ as in no, go, show 📹
4 mins
/EI/ as in hey, say, rain 📹
4 mins
/OW/ as in now, how, power 📹
2 mins
Beats: /AI/ 🎧
2 mins
Beats: /EI/ 1 Syllable 🎧
2 mins
Beats: /EI/ 2 Syllables 🎧
1 min
Beats: /EI/ 3 Syllables 🎧
1 min
Beats: /OW/ 🎧
1 min
Beats: /OH/ 🎧
1 min
Week 2: Personal Feedback Session Instructions 📝
Week 2 Feedback Session Audio 🎧
5 mins
Week 2 Challenge: 15 Minute Conversation 🤭
Worksheets!
Zip Files to Download All Audios
35.2 MB
Week 3: Consonants
Week 3: Introduction 📹
3 mins
Introduction to Consonants: English is not that difficult 😅
4 mins
Voicing: Understanding your voice box 📹
4 mins
Quick note about consonant pairs...
Consonant Pairs: P & B 📹
4 mins
Consonant Pairs: T & D 📹
4 mins
Consonant Pairs: G & K 📹
3 mins
Consonant Pairs: V & F 📹
2 mins
Minimal Pairs: T X D 🎧
3 mins
Minimal Pairs: B X P 🎧
4 mins
Minimal Pairs: C X G 🎧
5 mins
Minimal Pairs: V X F 🎧
3 mins
Feedback Session: Consonant Pairs
2 mins
Alexia Week 2 Feedback 🎧
16 mins
Alexia Cambly Experience Feedback 🎧
5 mins
Week 3 Challenge: Introduction 🏋️‍♀️
4 mins
Where are you from? 🌎
5 mins
I'm from Brazil 🇧🇷
5 mins
What do you do for work? 👩🏻‍💻
5 mins
I'm a chemical engineer 👨🏻‍🔬
5 mins
What did you study in school? 👨‍🏫
4 mins
I studied business administration 📈
6 mins
What do you like to do in your free time? 🏄‍♂️
3 mins
I like to read books, go to the beach, and other things 📕
7 mins
Week 3 Challenge Feedback 🎧
4 mins
Week 3: Audio Zip Files
28.1 MB
Week 4: The Schwa Sound 🤭
Introduction to the Schwa 📹
5 mins
Written Representations of the Schwa 📹
5 mins
Stressed-timed language 📹
4 mins
Reductions in English 📹
4 mins
Beats: Schwa Two-Syllable Beginning 🎧
1 min
Beats: Schwa Two-Syllable End 🎧
1 min
Beats: Schwa Three-Syllable Variations 🎧
2 mins
Soundtracks: Schwa Dialogue 🎼
2 mins
Inglês Nu E Cru Rádio - O som mais importante em inglês 🎧
21 mins
Week 4 Feedback Session 🙌
3 mins
Week 4 Challenge 🕺
3 mins
Week 5: /TH/ Bite your Tongue! 👅
Introduction to the TH 📹
10 mins
The TH in practice 📹
5 mins
Beats: /TH/ at the beginning of words 🎧
1 min
Beats: /TH/ in the middle 🎧
1 min
Beats: /TH/ at the end of words 🎧
2 mins
Beats: /THR/ 🎧
1 min
Minimal Pairs: /TH/ X /F/ Minimal Pairs 🎧
2 mins
/TH/ Phrase Training #1 🏋️‍♀️
2 mins
/TH/ Phrase Training #2 🏋️‍♀️
2 mins
Soundtracks: TH Dialogue 🎼
1 min
Week 5 Feedback 👍
3 mins
Week 6: How to speak in the past like a native 👍
Introduction to the past sounds in English 📹
6 mins
The /ID/ Sound in English 📹
5 mins
Beats: /ID/ 🎧
2 mins
Beats: /T/ 🎧
1 min
Beats: /D/ 🎧
1 min
Soundtracks: Speaking in the past #1 🎼
1 min
Soundtracks: Speaking in the past #2 🎼
1 min
Feedback Session: Week 6 - Speaking in the past 🏋️‍♀️
2 mins
Week 7: The 3 T's of English
Introduction: The 3 T's of English
2 mins
The True T 📹
4 mins
The Flap T 📹
4 mins
The Stop T 📹
4 mins
Beats: The 3 T's of English 🎧
2 mins
Feedback: 3 T's of English 🙌
1 min
Challenge: Which T is it? 🤔
1 min
T Challenge: Answer Key 👍
Week 8: The American R Sound 🤭
Intro to the American R.mp4
5 mins
How to Produce the Beginning R Sound.mp4
4 mins
R Colored Vowels Part II.mp4
4 mins
Ending R and R Colored Vowels.mp4
7 mins
Beats: R Sounds 🎧
6 mins
Soundtracks: R Dialogue 🎼
1 min
Week 8: Challenge 🏋️‍♀️
1 min
Week 9: Final M & N 🙊
Final M & N Introduction 📹
2 mins
Introduction: Final /M/ 📹
3 mins
Introduction to Nasal Vowels 👃
3 mins
Final N Introduction
6 mins
Beats: /M/ One Syllable 🎧
2 mins
Beats: /M/ Two Syllables 🎧
1 min
Minimal Pairs: /M/ X /N/
3 mins
Beats: Final /M/ Phrases 🎧
2 mins
Week 9 Challenge: Ask me Anything 🤔
2 mins
Week 10: Questions? 🤔
Introduction to Questions 🤔
2 mins
Beats: Where? 🎧
1 min
Beats: Do? 🎧
1 min
Beats: Are? 🎧
1 min
Beats: What? 🎧
3 mins
Beats: How? 🎧
2 mins
Beats: Have you ever? 🎧
2 mins
Beats: Could 🎧
1 min
Week 10 Challenge: Creating your script
3 mins
Creating your script instructions
Week 11: The Dark L
Week 11: The Dark L Introduction 📹
2 mins
What is the Dark L? 📹
3 mins
How to Produce the Dark L 👅
3 mins
Dark L Minimal Pairs & Variations 📹
4 mins
Beats: Dark L Words 🎧
1.79 MB
Beats: P & B + L Combination 🎧
1.34 MB
Beats: T + L Combination 🎧
893 KB
Beats: R+L Combination 🎧
1 min
Phrases to train the Dark L 🗣
3 mins
Feedback: Dark L Phrases 🙌
3 mins
Intonation & Imitation: Week 12
What is intonation and why is it important?
2 mins
Why is intonation important: Clarity 😌
2 mins
Why is intonation important? Connection 💏
2 mins
Why is intonation important? Communication?
2 mins
How to train intonation? 🤔
3 mins
Training intonation - The man in the arena 🎩
2 mins
Focused listening 🎧
2 mins
Shadowing 🎤
2 mins
Feedback: Integration
Challenge: Improvisation 💯
Week 13: Intonation Patterns
Patterns - An introduction 📹
2 mins
Patterns - Asking questions 📹
3 mins
Patterns - Making Statements 📹
3 mins
Patterns - Lists 📄
3 mins
Patterns - Stress 😧
2 mins
Patterns - Contrast 📹
3 mins
Patterns - Emotions 😬
3 mins
Patterns - Tag questions
3 mins
Patterns - Challenge 🏋️‍♂️
2 mins
Week 14: Habits 💪🏻
What are habits?
2 mins
Why are habits important? 🤔
3 mins
4 steps to habit formation ⓸
3 mins
How to create good habits for your English 👍
4 mins
Better English in 15 minutes a day 😲
6 mins
Challenge - Your 15 minutes 🙉
2 mins
Week 15: Tools & Techniques - Simple Concepts
Introduction to tools and techniques 🛠
4 mins
How NOT to get stuck in English ✔️
4 mins
Simple Concepts Part I 😊
4 mins
Simple Concepts Part II 😊
5 mins
Week 15: Simple Concepts Challenge 🏋🏻‍♂️
Week 16: Tools & Techniques - Complicated Conversation
Complicated Conversations 😲
3 mins
Explainers 🤔
3 mins
Explainer Video Examples
Radiohead 🎸
5 mins
Complicated Conversations: Challenge 🏋🏻‍♂️
Week 17: Ask me anything - Part I
AMA - What is the difference between laughed and left? 🤔
8 mins
AMA - Is the US a perfect place to live? 🇺🇸
5 mins
AMA - Why is it so difficult to have conversations in the beginning? 😲
6 mins
AMA - Why don't more people know about Inglês Nu E Cru? 🙃
4 mins
AMA - Why are R sounds so difficult in English?
8 mins
AMA - What do I need to come in university in USA?
AMA - Where should I start my travels in USA?
AMA - What does lose well mean?
Week 18: Ask me anything - Part II
How to improve phrasal verbs? 🙀
9 mins
How to improve your writing skills? ✏️
8 mins
Am I too old to speak English fluently?
7 mins
How did you choose your profession?
10 mins
What should I do when native speakers talk too fast? 🏃‍♂️
12 mins
Subtitles or no subtitles?
7 mins
Why does Inglês Nu E Cru not have a YouTube Channel?
7 mins
Are smartphone apps good for language learning?
7 mins
Why do I forget words in conversation? 🤦🏻‍♂️
7 mins
How do you organize your studies? 📖
5 mins
Where do you begin when learning a new language?
6 mins
How did you and Alexia meet? 💕
3 mins
How to learn conversation specific phrasal verbs?
10 mins
What do you love about travel?
3 mins
I understand the schwa, but I don't know how to use it!?!
7 mins
What are our favorite countries? 🌍
5 mins
What is the difference between in, on, and at?
7 mins
How did you and Alexia meet? 💕
3 mins
How do you create long sentences in English?
7 mins
How do you start with a new language?
6 mins
Vocês acham o Google Translator uma boa ferramenta?
5 mins
Qual é a diferença na pronúncia entre SEE e SEA?
4 mins
Quais são os conectores mais comuns em inglês?
9 mins
Você precisa de um speech therapist para te ajudar com a pronúncia?
11 mins
Quais são as diferenças de pronúncia entre TO, TWO e TOO?
4 mins
Você gosta de usar flash cards para estudar?
8 mins
O processo de aprendizado de uma terceira língua é mais fácil que a segunda?
8 mins
Quais são as diferenças entre Degree, Certificate e Diploma?
8 mins
Como que eu faço para deixar de traduzir palavras para português e como melhorar o processo de repetição para entender o real significado de uma palavra?
9 mins
Como fazer para entender nativos de inglês que não sejam o Foster?
9 mins
Week 19: Tools & Techniques - Music
Introduction to learning with Music 🎸
5 mins
Learning with music - the process 🥁
4 mins
Resources for Musical Learning 🎶
10 mins
Shape of You - Analysis 🙇‍♂️
7 mins
Shape of You 60% Loop
2 mins
Shape of you 75% Loop
1 min
Shape of you 85% Loop
1 min
Shape of you 100% Loop
1 min
Week 19: Feedback
Week 19: Challenge 🏋🏻‍♂️
Week 20 - Live Coaching Session #1 - Q&A
Why is the pronunciation of the article "a" different?
3 mins
Should you watch movies and TV shows multiple times?
3 mins
How can you improve your grammar without studying with the traditional methods?
3 mins
I have problems talking about my background?
3 mins
How do we use the expression "ain't?
3 mins
Live intonation exercise!
6 mins
Inglês Nu E Cru for kids?
1 min
Sound School Live Class - 03/12
(1h 03m 03s)
End of course: Private coaching session w/Foster 👨🏻‍🏫
Week 20 - Private Coaching session w/Foster
3 mins
Schedule Private Coaching Session with Foster 👨🏻‍🏫

Module 1: Sound Foundations

  • Language is about sound. To speak English confidently, you need to learn the sounds.
  • In this section, we make sure that you have all of the tools that you need to speak confidently.

Module 2: Difficulties for Brazilians

  • We've been teaching English to Brazilians for almost 10 years.
  • 90% of Brazilians commit the same mistakes, especially with pronunciation.
  • In this section, we will cover the most common mistakes that Brazilians mistake to make sure that you can correct them as quickly as possible.

Module 3: Innovative Audio Trainings

  • Our innovate audio trainings combine music, rhythm, and high-frequency phrases to build your muscle memory.
  • With the audio trainings, you will develop muscle memory to speak English automatically without thinking and translating from Portuguese.

Module 4: Personal Feedback Sessions

  • At the end of each section, you will send us and audio and the program director will personally send you feedback to guarantee your success.

Module 5: Advanced Pronunciation & Conversation

  • In the final section of the course, we put everything into practice.
  • We will cover advanced techniques about accent, intonation, stress and rhythm.
  • This section will guarantee that you can speak like a native speaker and understand real English in fast conversation.

Foster Hodge, Program Director

Foster Hodge é um professor profissional da Carolina do Sul, EUA. Ele vem ensinando inglês há mais de 10 anos, por 5 países diferentes. Se especializou em ensinar inglês para brasileiros. 

Acredita que cada aluno é único e tem o direito de uma atenção especial. Aprender uma nova língua deve ser divertido, envolvente e também uma mudança de vida.

What are you going to learn?

Speak English with confidence ✔

It doesn't matter how much grammar and vocabulary you know, if you are not confident when speaking English, you will get stuck. Confidence is key. 

Understand native speakers in fast conversation ✔️

When you understand the sounds of English, you will understand native speakers. Fast conversations will sound like natural, relaxed dialogue.

Learn more English in less time ✔️

An in depth knowledge of pronunciation helps you memorize vocabulary and internalize grammar structures dramatically faster.

Speak with an impressive accent ✔️

Some students simply want to be understood. Not our students.
If you want to connect with native speakers, make friends and have better opportunities, good pronunciation is fundamental.

Limited spaces

Because we give personal feedback and attention to each of our students, we can only accept a limited number of students at a time. To guarantee your space in the program, sign up before 01/2019. 
Reserve your space

Why Inglês Nu E Cru

Personalized for you 🙏

Most English courses are made by big corporations. We are a small team of language lovers and only care about sharing our knowledge to help you achieve your goals with English.

Learn when you want, where you want 🙌

We get it, you're busy. Sound School is completely adapted for mobile, tablets and computers. You can also download all of the audios so you can learn whenever and wherever you want.

Part of the family ♥️

We believe that every student is different. No more traditional classrooms. No more apps. Only real humans helping you speak English. Here, you are part of the family.


Professional, Native Professor 🇺🇸
Unfortunately, it is difficult to find professional native teachers in Brazil. Foster, the program director, has 10 years of experience teaching English and specializes in teaching pronunciation to Brazilians.

A different approach 💪🏻

Let's face it. The traditional approach to teaching English in Brazil is old and ineffective. No more boring grammar books and large classrooms. Learn English that natural way.

When you understand the sound system of English, you will learn faster, understand native speakers in fast conversation, and speak with confidence.

Who is Inglês Nu E Cru?

We are a small (but growing team) of language lovers. We are dedicated to changing the way English is taught in Brazil.

Foster Hodge

Foster is the language nerd. He stays up late studying linguistics and has taught English to more than 5,000 Brazilians students. He will be your guide during the course.

Alexia Souza

Alexia takes care of our students. If you have any questions about the course, English, or why we have so many dogs. Alexia is always available to help you out.

Our students love us ♥️

"Foster is an excellent teacher and a friend. If you want to learn and correct & increase your pronunciation, "Foster is an excellent teacher and a friend. He is 100% the right person for the task.
Rodrigo Berutti, Gerente @Reserva
"Foster is an excellent pronunciation coach. His approach to sounds changed the way I speak and connect to native speakers."



Totoro, Ator Porta dos Fundos
"Foster is a great teacher, every week how my spoken English is better, mainly my pronunciation. Before Foster, I thought that I was speaking in the right way, but I wasn't. Now I feel that I can speak like a a native."
Luiz Lima, Médico

We are trusted by the best in the biz

Last Chance. Are you in or out?

If you are serious about your English, now is the time to act. We are 100% confident that you will not find a better course to improve your English.
I'm in!

Olá 👋 Não somos uma escola normal.

Ensinamos brasileiros a aprender inglês mais rápido, entender nativos e falar sem vergonha.  

FAQ

Can't I learn this on YouTube for free?

Of course. You can learn almost anything for free on the Internet nowadays. But why spend hours (years, really) learning the fundamentals and keys to speaking confident English when we apply our decades of teaching English to Brazilians? Additionally, we offer you personal feedback and precise corrections so you will speak fluently in record time.

I am already an advanced speaker. Will Sound School help me?

Great question. Yes! Even the most advanced speakers still tend to have a lack of phonetic training. Sound School is a unique opportunity to improve you accent, speak more like a native speaker, and develop a more profound knowledge of the spoken English language.

What makes Sound School Different than other English courses?

This is not your English course. We do not focus on grammar, reading or writing. Only pronunciation, listening, and speaking. 

Other benefits of Sound School that traditional language schools don't offer:
  • Personal feedback after each section.
  • In-depth pronunciation and phonetics training.
  • Native teachers with years of experience teacher Brazilians.
  • World-class support. If you need anything, we are here for you.

Do I have to pay monthly fees?

Nope! Just a simple one time payment ☺️

Does the course work on mobile devices?

Yep! Sound School is 100% compatible on all devices. That means you can learn anytime, anywhere :) You can even download all of the audios to save data!

What are the personal feedback sessions?

After each lesson, you will have the opportunity to record an audio and receive personal audio feedback directly from the Program Director (Foster). This will dramatically increase your ability to perceive and fix your mistakes.

What is included in Sound School?

Sound School 3.0 gives you all of the tools and resources you need to be a confident English speaker. 

Included with the program:
  • 50 high-quality video-classes ✔️
  • Personal feedback after each lesson with the program director ✔️
  • 100's of audios to train your pronunciation, listening, and conversation ✔️
  • Exclusive bonus material and lectures on intonation, rhythm, and stress ✔️

I am a beginner. Can I take Sound School?

90% of the materials in Sound School are in English. So, you need to have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of English. If you can understand a good bit of English conversations, then you will be fine. If you are a complete beginner, we will release a new course designed especially for you later this year :)

How do I know if Sound School is the right course for me?

Sound School is designed for intermediate and advanced speakers that can read or relatively well in English, but are not confident in their speaking abilities.

If you "know" a lot of English, but still have difficulties speaking, this is the course for you. If you have difficulties understanding native speakers in conversations, Sound School is a great fit.

If you like our podcast, Inglês Nu E Cru Rádio, Sound School is designed for you.