Take your Accent Reduction to the next level. The Surprising “A” Factor

What is the surprising “A” factor , and how does it take your accent reduction to the next level? After you have worked on the more obvious elements of accent reduction such as grappling with the /r/ sound, the ‘th’ sounds, pronunciation of vowels and stress timing and rhythm in English, you may want to take your pronunciation and speech …

English Pronunciation. What They Don’t Teach You That You Need To Know. Audio Lesson

If you want to sound like a native English speaker with your English pronunciation, you need to know about a few speech elements that are not usually talked about. What they don’t teach you, and you need to know, is to make sure you aspirate your consonants, especially the unvoiced ones. Aspirating your consonants is a key element for clear …

clear English Pronunciation

Clear English Pronunciation – It doesn’t take long.

The other day I was reminded of a story I wanted to  share with you… I was eating lunch in a park earlier this year, enjoying the beautiful, sunny weather, when I noticed a young lady calling out to the people passing by.  She was holding a pile of brightly coloured sponge New Years hats. She kept saying the same …

English pronunciation- stress and rhythm for English speech fluency

English Pronunciation -Who else wants to Speak English Fluently?

You know I have talked about English Pronunciation and speaking English fluently before, but I realised I left out an important element! I have already told you about some of the elements you need to practise to speak English fluently so that you don’t sound stiff and unconnected when you speak. These are Linking, Elision, Syllable stress within longer words, and …

Say Your Name in ENglish. The 3 things stopping you. speakmoreclearly.com

Say Your name in English! The 3 Things Stopping you!

Have you ever felt frustrated that no matter what you do, people still can’t get your name the first time you say it in English?  You aren’t alone. Have you noticed it’s even worse when you are on the phone? You would think that to say your name in English would be easy. After all you have been saying it …

you can lose your accent even as an adult

You Can’t Lose your Accent if you are an Adult. Is this True?

You Can’t Lose your Accent if you are an Adult.  Is this True? Can you lose your accent if you are an adult is a question that comes up often. When we are children and learning our native language, the neurological centres that are our language listening centres, are very plastic and wide open.  It makes sense that this is …