While Stuck At Home – Learn The American Accent!

In this video, Dr. Ojakangas encourages you to begin an accent coaching program at home, while sheltering in place, during this terrible COVID-19 time.  We will get through this - but while at home this is a great time to begin learning American English pronunciation - American vowels, consonants, and American intonation.  Sign up for [...]

By | 2020-03-29T18:14:37-05:00 March 24th, 2020|

Can You Please Repeat That? (short article written for HR professionals)

I had the privilege of writing a short article for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago this month.  It is a short review of the value of accent coaching for international  professionals who speak American English as a second language.  Check it out! https://hrleader.hrmac.org/Full-Article/can-you-please-repeat-that#.Xg5iw5KvLP0.linkedin

By | 2020-01-09T10:02:04-06:00 January 9th, 2020|

Learn the Intonation for Different Kinds of Words in American English

In this video, I describe how to sound more American by pronouncing compound nouns, adjectives and nouns, and proper nouns the right way. These are simple rules to learn that you can apply EVERY DAY to sound more like an American with your American English pronunciation. We use compound nouns, adjectives describing nouns and proper [...]

By | 2020-01-27T08:55:36-06:00 December 9th, 2019|