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The Fastest, Easiest Way To Teach An Accent

Nov 06, 2019
 
Lesson 13

One of the fastest, easiest ways to teach an accent is to practice the pronunciations of the goal accent (that’s the accent that your student...

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3 Levels Of Syllable Stress In English

Oct 31, 2019
Lesson 12

There are 3 levels of stress in English: primary, secondary, and completely unstressed syllables.

Some syllables are louder and longer, some syllables are...

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How To Pronounce "Of"

Oct 23, 2019

Lesson 11

The focus of this week’s lesson is the American pronunciation of one of the most common words in English… “of.” (See how many times it...

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How To Teach The Rhythm Of American English

Oct 16, 2019
 

Lesson 10

Did you know that rhythm is the #1 reason that non-native speakers are not easily understood when speaking English.

Most people think that the sounds and...

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How to Pronounce Numbers

Sep 19, 2019

Lesson 9

Did you say 40? or 14?

Does this question sound familiar? Do your students have trouble being easily understood when pronouncing numbers?

I have an...

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How Did You Become An Accent Specialist? My Story

Sep 12, 2019

Lesson 8

One of the questions that I am asked most often is:

How did you become an Accent Specialist?

Short Answer: I got lucky enough to find real students who let me work...

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Who Should I Listen To If I Want An American Accent?

Aug 28, 2019

Lesson 7

When teaching the American accent, I always have my students choose a speech model at some point during our first session. 

Why?

It gives us a clear goal to...

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Still Kicking /AE/

Aug 21, 2019

Lesson 6

I’ll never forget the day that I really understood the power of the vowel /AE/ when learning or teaching the different accents and dialects of English.

Just...

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Standard American Accent: Always Changing

Aug 14, 2019

Lesson 5

A few weeks ago, I posted a lesson about the Standard American Accent.  This accent is also called the General American Accent.

You can learn more about this...

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Accent Reduction Technique: Use Muscle Memory

Aug 07, 2019

Lesson 4

If you have ever worked with me or watched any of my lessons, you will often hear me preach that frequent repetition practice is the ONLY way to truly master a new...

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