I feel blessed at having been brought up speaking English so I never had to deal with the absurd spelling of so many English words influencing my pronunciation. My heart goes out to everyone who needs to learn the relationship between the pronunciation of […]
TOWES is the acronym for the Test of Workplace Essential Skills. The Essential Skills have been categorized by the Canadian government as a way to standardize the skill requirements for each profession. They are also becoming the standard for evaluating a potential employee instead […]
A Case of You by Canada’s Joni Mitchell is one of my most favourite songs, especially this version which see sings with her older, more mature voice. The reference to drinking “a case of you” refers to drinking a case of beer – which […]
The following article talks about why people take accent training and the benefits they receive from accent modification training.
Accent training: the finishing touch
By Stephanie McFeeters / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lai Xu had studied English since she was a teenager in China. She had a Ph.D. in […]
In this Ted Talk video entitled The World’s English Mania, Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English — “the world’s second language” — by the […]