People who want to work on their accent sometimes choose to go to a speech therapist who has specialized in accent modification. One reason for this is that some private medical plans cover up to 85% of the costs of working with a speech language pathologist, as they are officially called. I have been […]
We have a new 10 week course starting September10th and running to November 12, 2014. This course, to be held in Mississauga (at the library near Square One,) focuses on the pronunciation issues of native Spanish speakers. Sessions will be held Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9. Click here to read the details. Please […]
We often misunderstand others who have been raised in the same country, often even from within the same family. So when we have been raised speaking different languages and holding different beliefs and values, misinterpretation can run rampant. In this interview, language and cultural specialist, Heather Chetwynd, talks about why this happens and what […]
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Speaking clearly is an important key to success in the Canadian environment. If people understand you easily, everyone is more relaxed. But pronunciation training receives little attention in the majority of English Language training. […]
In writing, we often mark phrasing with punctuation. In speech, we mark phrasing with intonation and pausing. If it is not done correctly, you might be misunderstood! Take a look at the following examples:
WHAT IS IT?
Let’s eat Grandma… OR… Let’s eat, Grandma.
LOVE OR HATE?
I want a man who knows what love is all […]
Drawing from our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VoiceToWord,) my personal LinkedIn page (http://ca.linkedin.com/in/voicetoword) and Twitter account (twitter.com/voicetoword,) I am re-posting some of our posts since the summer. Enjoy…
I’ve heard a lot of comments, and even arguments, about the pronunciation of the word “ask.” Some dialects commonly pronounce it as “axe.” (The only difference is the reversal […]