I hope all American immigrants and visitors will feel free to speak clearly and freely in a loud voice. Speak out!
In music, an accent is an emphasis placed on a particular note. Like music, every language has it own rhythm, intonation and emphasis. You can improve your American English accent by tuning into this music… speaking more slowly and emphasizing key words. Have you ever noticed that singers lose their heavy accents when they sing? For
Cindy Landis1 CommentHow to Find the Best Accent Reduction Coach for YouAccent Reduction Certification, ASHA, Compton PESL
Unfortunately, many “accent reduction” coaches have no certification for accent reduction. So, don’t just surf the net hoping to get lucky by finding a coach that is skillful and competent… no matter how professional their website looks. If you are going to take the time required to modify your accent, please take a little time
Here are 2 top YouTube sites for accent reduction. The following provides you with YouTube links to sites and a sample video from each site. Feel free to browse these sites to see if there is anything useful for you. #1. Rachel’s English! This site, created August 2008, has over 400 videos on
On a recent visit to China, I experienced accent frustration at the Summer Palace trying to speak Mandarin. The people I met in China, like this charming woman, were very patient with me as I tried to communicate with them. I’m sure your English pronunciation is much better than my Mandarin. But, you probably have
On a recent trip to China, I experienced accent frustration with a Terracotta Soldier trying to speak Mandarin. I only got a stone-cold look. But, visiting the actual Terracotta Army will leave you speechless! The Terracotta Army was built for Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. They were buried with the emperor in 210-209