In this video, I go over the American English vowels and tell you how to pronounce them correctly. Vowels are the key for clear and effective communication in American English. Learn to pronounce the vowels and you will be learning how to sound American. How to improve your spoken English If you're interested [...]
In this video, Dr. Ojakangas explains the many ways to pronounce words spelled with 'o'. You will have practice in speaking American English, learning how to pronounce English correctly. Enjoy! Many, many words are spelled with the letter 'o' in English. And, there are many, many different ways to pronounce those words! It [...]
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 [...]
In this video, I give you an introduction to how Americans pronounce. American English pronunciation involves use of INTONATION. Intonation is the melody of the language, and Americans use a lot of melody in their speech. How to improve your spoken English If you’re interested in an online course which you can take [...]
In this video, I discuss the top five pronunciation issues that Chinese natives may have when learning to speak American English and how to correct them. Watch and find out! (I wrote a blog about these points before, but here is an easy-to-watch video!) How to improve your spoken English If you’re interested [...]
In this video, Dr. Ojakangas explains how the Accent-American Self Study courses are different than others you might find. If you would like to speak American English fluently with an American accent but are not ready to work with an American accent coach, try a Self-Study course online. These courses are TAILORED JUST FOR YOU! [...]
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 you speak with an accent (and we ALL have accents), you are not hearing how you speak. You have no [...]
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 international professional, listening is the key to being able to pronounce sounds the way Americans do. The rule says: [...]
Learn the Top 5 Challenges Chinese Speakers of English make and how to correct them! Dr. Ojakangas of Accent-American tells you how!
Learn 3 simple ways to sound confident while speaking American English!