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This site is unusual in that it has only one purpose: to teach intonation and related features of language. Intonation is critically important for learning a language, for being understood by others and for understanding spoken language. It is one of the primary keys of communication.
The study units developed here come from original research into the teaching and learning of Rhythm and Intonation. The theoretical framework is based on the Verbotonal Theory. Further details are available inside.
Be understood by all competent speakers of English and other languages that you want to speak. You don't need to sound like a native speaker, but you do need to be understood. Intonation is the key
Once you have mastered the Basic patterns, these Advanced patterns will enable you to participate in sophisticated language exchanges.