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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does your Company have a Language Strategy?

By |October 13th, 2014|

What is the language strategy at your company? Does it even have one? If not, they are missing the boat since it is essential when hiring internationally-trained employees who have the skills you want and just need coaching in the specifics of particular […]

How to Speak with Authority

By |October 3rd, 2014|

How can we speak with authority? Well, first of all, stop using all those fillers, such as “you know” and “like.” Next, stop making statements sound like questions.

Slam poetry performer, Taylor Mali, is also an educator and teacher advocate. He  gives some very funny […]

TOWES – Test of Workplace Essential Skills

By |September 12th, 2014|

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 […]