This American Accent course is an overview of some of the most common speech problems people not born in the US face when speaking American English.
This is an introduction to the program and helps viewers learn how to get the most out of the lectures to apply what is learned.
Learn how the vowels you use define your accent, can make you sound clearer or less clear, and also help slow your pace.
Test your knowledge of how to use vowel sounds in American English. Which sounds are the most challenging? What should you do to accelerate your learning?
In the Speech Patterns lecture, we look at how pronunciation issues don't happen in isolation. Identifying underlying patterns is the key to creating sustainable change. Once students know their specific issues, it is much easier to correct them systematically. Creating speech samples and examining them for various types of patterns is discussed as well as how to go about enacting change and monitoring progress.
Learn how the qualities from your first language affect your speech in American English, and you may not even be aware of these influences.
Now that you have learned much about the American Accent, this lecture gives you ample suggestions for your continued practice and improvement.
I am a passionate linguist and American Accent & Speech Coach in northern California's Silicon Valley (and have been for nearly 10 years.) In that time, I've met clients of many first languages including numerous Indian languages, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Indonesian, Arabic, and many more. Through those interactions (and hours of speech analysis), I have learned to help clients accelerate change in their speech in a sustainable and profound way. I look forward to sharing this knowledge and many techniques and strategies with non-native speakers of American English to wish to speak with more clarity and confidence. I'm the founder of EnglishbytheHour, offering coaching and group sessions to professionals and executives throughout the world.