American English Pronunciation for Non-Native Speakers

General American Accent

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This course in English pronunciation for non-native speakers teaches the physical mechanics required to develop the General American accent of English. Pronunciation and the sounds of our speech are actually based on movement – the movements of our tongue, lips, throat, and vocal folds. This course focuses on teaching correct pronunciation by learning to use your vocal system like a musical instrument. When you know where and how to move everything, making the right sounds for an American accent becomes a straightforward matter of diligent and consistent practice.

Detailed diagrams, handouts, and exercises are provided throughout the course. If you need specific help with your pronunciation, you can also get private support by submitting an audio recording of yourself and we'll provide an analysis of your pronunciation along with steps for improving your accent.

Whether you want to sound like a native speaker or just be able to speak clearer to be better understood over the phone or on Zoom calls for work, this course will give you the concrete steps necessary to master American English pronunciation. Scroll down to watch free samples of the course.

Personal Accent Review

If you want personalized help with your accent, you can sign up for an accent review (at the bottom of this page). Send a sample of your voice to [email protected] and we'll send you a detailed analysis within 48 business hours explaining what's right, what's wrong, and what to do to help improve your accent.

Your Instructor

Aaron Ralby
Aaron Ralby

Dr. Aaron Ralby is the founder and director of Linguisticator Ltd. He holds a BA in English and Modern Languages and Linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge; and a PhD in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Aaron is the principle overseer of course creation at Linguisticator and also presents all final materials produced by his team of linguists and native speakers.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and ends whenever you are finished. All our courses are self-paced. You can sign up whenever you are ready to start and cancel whenever you have finished. The pace is entirely up to you! If you want extra help as you go through a course, you can also set up private tuition with us.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access for as long as you would like. The course is available on a subscription basis. Subscribe for as long as you need and cancel whenever you want. There is no minimum subscription.
What if I have questions or need help?
If you have any questions or issues with your course, just get in touch with us through email, Skype, or live chat and we'll be glad to help. If you want more guidance with the online program, you can set up private tuition with us as well.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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