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The Relationship between Spelling and Pronunciation

By |November 26th, 2014|

What is the relationship between spelling and pronunciation?

I recently saw an article about the pronunciation of the word PHO, a popular Vietnamese noodle soup. Based on the spelling, most Canadians and Americans tend to pronounce the word as FOE (rhyming with the word NO.) […]

Learn to Speak Clearly and be Understood in English

By |November 5th, 2014|

You CAN learn to speak clearly and be better understood when you speak English.

Do you have difficulties understanding and/or being understood? The ability to participate comfortably in a conversation depends upon language and context. Understanding the culture, being familiar with the topic and concepts […]

Different Pronunciation – How Brits and Americans Pronounce them Differently

By |November 4th, 2014|

Having grown up with British parents, I got used to hearing words pronounced differently than most people around me pronounced them. We would often tease our mother as she pronounced A-LU-MIN-IUM which we pronounced A-LUM-I-NUM, or my name pronounced as HEATH-AH instead of HEATHER […]

Learn to Speak With Confidence & Authority

By |October 28th, 2014|

How do we speak with confidence? What do we actually do differently with our voice to convey confidence and authority? Here’s an interesting article on how to use stress and phrasing in order to have more impact you have when you speak with confidence […]

Muscle Buttons – The Key Physical Elements for Accent Modification

By |October 24th, 2014|

What are muscle buttons? In the following video, pronunciation instructor, Adrian Underhill, talks of the key physical elements which we all need to be able to isolate in order to move from habitual mouth movements to adjusting these movements at will.
Pronunciation Skills: The […]

Music and Language, Communication and Survival

By |October 24th, 2014|

I often write about the connection between music and language skills. I believe that music plays a huge role in  how we develop our communication skills. I have noticed that very  few of my accent students have ever studied music which seems to indicate […]

Accents in Job Interviews – How do they Influence the Outcome?

By |October 24th, 2014|

Good news! Foreign accents in job interviews may not play as big a role as many of us had thought. As long as the speech is intelligible, the following study seems to suggest that it plays a small role in the deciding process.

 
Role of […]