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ESOL- English for Speakers of Other Languages Resources: Pronunciation

Resources to help ESL learners.

What is Pronunciation?

Understanding pronunciation is another essential and rewarding part of your English fluency development because it gives you...

1) Confidence in speaking,

2) Ability to read/listen to new words,

3) Motivation for learning English,

and more

To further improve your pronunciation, try to raise your awareness of English sounds by knowing pronunciation features (in video), sound difference from your native language, and acquiring tips that fit your learning style!

Segmental Practice (Vowel/Consonant)

Suprasegmental Practice (Stress/Rhythm/Intonation/Linking)

Record and check your pronunciation as you work on exercises in above links!

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Accent Reduction

  •  Non-Native Pronunciation of English

       Know the difference between English and your native langauge

  •  Free Pronunciation Podcast

       Audio instructions on articulation of American English

  •  International Dialects of English Archive: Global Map

       Check accents from your country

Other Helpful Resources

 •  Rachel's English

     Videos for all pronunciation needs

 •  mmmEnglish

     Tips/strategies for improving pronunciation and speaking

 •  Pronunciation Pro

     American pronunciation instructions at all levels

 •  The English Language Club

     British pronunciation and phonetics videos

 •  English with Jeniffer

     Another helpful resource, especially for beginners

 •  BBC Learning English: The Sound of English

     Pronunciation workshops for many features

 •  The Speech Accent Archive

     Explore the accents of "World Englishes"

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