Record Yourself
It is very important to record yourself speaking and to compare your recordings to a model speaker's recording.  

 

How To Record Yourself
The easiest way to record yourself is with the Accent Master software.

If you don't have our software you can use the built-in Windows Sound Recorder. You can find it by going to: "Start" - All Programs" - "Accessories" - "Sound Recorder".  ;

 

Troubleshooting
If you are unable to record yourself with the Windows Sound Recorder, try these steps.

1) Make sure your microphone is plugged in to correct port.

2) Go to the Windows Control Panel and go to "Sound" or "Sounds and Audio Devices" (depending on your version of Windows) and make sure that your microphone volume is turned up and that the microphone is not muted.  

 

 

English Pronunciation Lessons

 

We are pleased to be able to offer you these video lessons for free.

 

 

Verb and Noun Contrast

Verb and Noun Contrast LessonThis video highlights the difference that word stress can make in the meaning of a word. In these cases the stress changes with the use of the word in a sentence. If a word is to be used as a noun then the stress will fall on the first syllable. If the word is being used as a verb the stress will fall on the second syllable. Take a look at this video and do the exercises, listen for the subtle shift in word stress. The vowel in the stressed syllable is longer and the pitch changes. The vowel in the unstressed syllable is reduced and short.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alphabet Pronunciation

How to pronounce the alphabetEnjoy this video on how to pronounce the letters of the English alphabet. You will find this skill very helpful when you need to give your personal information like the spelling of your name and address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Voiced Consonants

Final Voiced ConsonantsIn this video you will learn a fast and effective method to improve your intelligibility. Though it is a simple change, a recent study finds that native American English speakers find it very important for the intelligibility of foreign speakers of English.