Everyone has an accent, including American English speakers! The purpose is not to completely eliminate one's accent but rather, to identify those sounds, stresses and intonation patterns that challenge their everyday communication.
Therefore, we want to modify an accent in a way that will improve one's intelligibility and communication with others.
These online tutorials were created to give students a comprehensive guide as they work toward their fluency goals.
The main focus of this site is to familiarize students with the sounds of American English through:
- Mechanics of pronunciation (lips, tongue, teeth, breath-stream)