English or ESL Pronunciation for Students & Teachers
Pronunciation, intonations, speaking, conversation, etc.. It is very important to pay attention to small details when it comes to speaking with a clear accent.
It is very important to remember that by good pronunciations you can improve your accent and make it very understandable.
English as a Second Language ESL pronunciation and speaking can be hard to learn if you do not do it the correct and the proper way.
Try to follow native speakers of English or at least people or teachers who can speak English very good or close to native speakers of English.
It is not important which accent you follow, but learning a clear pronunciation is the key to speaking well.
Below you can find great books and websites that can help you improve your pronunciation skills and getting a good clear accent.
- There are many different kinds of English accent in the world like
- British English
- American English
- Australian English accent
- South African English
- Irish English accent
- Canadian English accent
- New Zealand accent.
You can learn any of those depending on the way you like to speak, but all of them are English and are acceptable.
You can even have a clear standard accent or pronunciations like the movies or songs. It’s all good.
The way to start improving your accent is by:
- listening to music or watching movies.
- This way you can improve your accent a lot in a short time.
- You can also find a pen pal on the internet and voice chat with them.
- or a friend in your country and go for a walk or have a tea or coffee while speaking English.
Some examples of how accents can be different:
- Tom in American English it is pronounced something like Tam.
- The o = a in this example.
- Another two example: Mom and Hot as you can read here in some cases the o is pronounced like an a.
More examples, books and links for ESL pronunciations: