English Communication Skills Blog

The Emphasis Dilemma Of American English May 24, 2022

Advanced speakers of English get to the point where they really want to sound as native-like as...

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American English: Vocal Dynamics May 23, 2022

Reading out loud is such an important tool for increasing awareness of your voice. Are you loud...

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American Accent: An Interview on Fluency May 19, 2022

In this post, I return to speak with a native Portuguese speaker from Brazil who is learning the...

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Punctuating your Speech Coaching Session May 18, 2022

Too often, non-native English speakers believe that the more quickly they speak, the more fluent...

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American English Pronunciation Of The Alphabet May 17, 2022

Saying the letters of the alphabet correctly comes in handy more often than we think. Do you ever...

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Speed of Speech with a Nursery Rhyme May 16, 2022

Are you looking for a quick trick to help you speak with better diction and verbal...

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American English Intonation Patterns: "Hi Jill" May 12, 2022

If you don't like the sound of your voice or you are having trouble feeling comfortable using...

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American English Syllable Stress with Nouns and Verbs May 09, 2022

When words have different forms, they often have different pronunciations. This is true of...

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De-Emphasized Words in American English Apr 29, 2022

Have you gotten a strong handle on the theory behind word emphasis, but you still aren't as...

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A Tongue Twister For Your American Accent Apr 03, 2022

Children of every culture use tongue twisters to have fun while learning the pronunciation...

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Use Linking To Speak Like An American Mar 30, 2022

Speaking like a native English speaker requires mastering the connection between words in order...

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Understand Focus Words To Communicate In English Mar 28, 2022

Once you understand syllable stress in a word, you need to understand which word in a sentence...

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