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Blog 2018-02-05T05:56:50-05:00

HOW DOES AN ACCENT CHANGE?

When I first speak with a client, many tell me that they do not know how their accent can change.  It is a mystery to them.  It seems un-doable, even.  This makes total sense!  When [...]

Why Listening Can Help You Improve Your American English Pronunciation

If you are an international professional working to improve your English, listening is key. By ‘listening’ I do not mean superficial, lightweight listening, I mean REALLY listening.  Listening is hard work and requires concentration. For [...]

The Top Five Difficulties Chinese Speakers Have When Pronouncing American English

Learn the Top 5 Challenges Chinese Speakers of English make and how to correct them! Dr. Ojakangas of Accent-American tells you how!

Adding Emphasis In American English

By using three simple rules, you can add emphasis and emotion to your American English! Simply, say the vowel longer, the syllable louder, and make your pitch go up on the word you want to emphasize!

How To Use Articles In English (A – An – The)

Learning how to use articles in English is hard. These little words (a, an, the) give so many of my clients so many problems. Why is that? Let’s look at how several languages handle ‘definite [...]