Intonation in Elephant Seals

If Elephant Seals can recognize vocal rhythm then YOU can learn to recognize word stress and intonation!  

The Challenge of Learning US English: Index to Tarle Speech

Thanks to Attila from the Challenge of Learning English for this amazing index of my pronunciation video lessons! Check out his work to learn how to use my videos to improve your speaking and reduce your accent.  Be more confident and better understood with free video lessons.

Even cows have accents

Maybe these cows need my help: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5277090.stm


The official Pittsburghese site

This site is just plain fun.  Not only does it provide great information on Pittsburghese, it has a tribute to Myron Cope, my favorite football announcer EVER, on the home page. http://www.pittsburghese.com/


Do you speak American?...Steel Town Speak

Learn a little more about Pittsburghese from this awesome PBS site.  Check out the video and Pittsburgh Speech and Society link for recordings of the accent. http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/americanvarieties/pittsburghese/#


Animals Need Accent Reduction

First cows, then birds, now apes need accent reduction services. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5277090.stm http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4699207 http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2047222,00.html?xid=tweetshare


Listen to my interview on WSPD

Listen to my interview with Fred Lefevre on 1370 WSPD Listen here  


Can you please tell me your name again?

I just finished reading a great book, The Mind’s Eye, by Dr. Oliver Sacks.  Even though the book is mainly about vision, I did find several chapters interesting in terms of communication.  One chapter in particular is “Face Blind”.  Several of my accent clients have reported their struggles with…


Baby Sitters Wanted: Foreign Language a MUST

Parents are always looking for a way to give their children a head start. With the ever-expanding global marketplace, people are realizing that foreign languages are needed more than ever. Now parents have a new priority, foreign language skills. Since many Americans only speak English, people are…