Accent & Pronunciation
The Difference between Accent and Pronunciation
Before we explore the features of American accents, it’s important to understand that accent and pronunciation aren’t the same.
The accent is where the rules of the language are governed by your location or class. Accent refers to differences in stress on letters in a word.
Pronunciation is more about speaking the language. It’s the way you articulate words for better understanding. Your instructor or tutor can help you with pronunciation.
Accent differences don’t mean that a language is spoken incorrectly. However, mispronunciation can mean that you’re speaking a language incorrectly.
Many individuals who speak English as a second language tend to speak quickly. We will teach you why it is important to speak in a rhythmic fashion and the positive effects it will have on your spoken English. Practice speaking at an appropriate speaking rate, so that you can begin incorporating this important skill into your everyday speech.
Speaking Smoothly Without Filler Words
Fillers are words we insert while speaking to grant us more margin to organize our thoughts or think of certain words we want to use. They can hamper a smooth flow of speech if used more frequently.
The vocal cords are responsible for creating sound. Certain sounds use our voice, while other sounds do not. Understanding voicing is a critical skill to understand when learning American English pronunciation. How to identify are “voiced” and “unvoiced. The sound is quite important.
Pronouncing the American English “b” and “v” sounds
To be able to distinguish between the “b” and “v” sounds. If your native language is Indian, German, or Japanese, for instance, you may be having difficulties with these sounds. How to identify these sounds and how to pronounce them in isolation and in words or sentences.