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American English Vowel Sounds: The OH /oʊ/ as in ROSE

 

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to pronounce the OH as in ROSE vowel sound. You hear this sound in words like “home,” “control,” and “appropriate.”

You might think this sound is pretty easy and you’ve already got it just right. But you may be...

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Common Mispronounced Words: The Invisible Y Secret

 

In this lesson, I'll let you in on the Invisible Y secret- if you're not aware of this pattern you may be mispronouncing some very common words.


Practice sentences used in this lesson:

1) That’s a ridiculous accusation.

2) He has a fabulous sense of humor.

3) She couldn’t figure...

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How to pronounce OUGH words in English

 

In this lesson, we’re going to clear up the confusion about how to pronounce this combination of letters: OUGH

The thing is, there’s 6 different ways this combination of letters can be pronounced.

That’s right. Six different ways you can pronounce this exact same sequence of...

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The Best Way to Learn American English Vowel Sounds

 

English vowel sounds are TRICKY. There are a lot of them and many sound very similar.

In this lesson, I’ll share the tool I use with all of my students to train the American English vowel sounds and we’ll practice using it together.

Click here to practice with the interactive Color...

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American English Vowel Sounds: /ʊ/, UU as in WOOD

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /ʊ/, UU as in WOOD vowel sound in American English.

Here’s what we will cover:

1) Exactly how to move the mouth to make this sound
2) Minimal pair listening practice to help you differentiate the /ʊ/, UU as in...

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American English Vowel Sounds: /ɑ/, AH as in OLIVE

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /ɑ/, AH as in OLIVE vowel sound in American English.

Here’s what we will cover:

1) Exactly how to move the mouth to make this sound
2) Minimal pair listening practice to help you differentiate /ɑ/, AH as in...

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American English Vowel Sounds: /ɪ/, IH as in SILVER

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /ɪ/, IH as in SILVER vowel sound in American English.

Here’s what we will cover:

1) Exactly how to move the mouth to make this sound
2) Minimal pair listening practice to help you differentiate /ɪ/, IH as in...

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American English Vowel Sounds: /æ/, AA as in BLACK

In this lesson you will learn everything you need to know about pronouncing the /æ/, AA as in BLACK vowel in American English.

Here’s what we will cover:

1) Exactly how to move the mouth to make this sound

2) Minimal pair listening practice to help you differentiate /æ/, AA as...

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How to improve your American Accent: Understanding Schwa

What the heck is SCHWA??? If your goal is to speak English like a native, you definitely want to know! In this American accent lesson, you'll learn all about this important sound and how it impacts the pronunciation of syllables in English words.

Key Takeaways:

1) In all words with more than...

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