Free video lessons on American English syllables and stress!
Learn to perfect your American accent with free video lessons on the syllable and stress patterns of American English! You'll learn about all levels of stress, including primary stress, secondary stress, word-level syllable stress, and sentence-level stress. Practice with Julie and master the American accent!
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The letter S is super important in American English, but it's not always pronounced like an S /s/! (How frustrating!!) But have no fear, this video will make it easy :) Learn the pronunciation rules of the letter S in this video!Read More Jul
Pronounce BIG words in American English!
American English syllable stress is difficult to predict, and when you start adding suffixes to the end of root words, the pronunciation quickly becomes confusing! But have no fear - this video will make it easy! You'll learn the rules of pronouncing the syllable stress patterns of 5 common suffixes in American English.Read More May
Do NOT Say These Vowels! Dropped Syllables in American English
American English pronunciation is difficult! Sometimes you pronounce every vowel that you see in the spelling, and sometimes you don't. In this video, Julie will show you how to pronounce 8 common words in English that all have dropped vowels from their pronunciation (this is called Vowel Syncope). You'll see the pronunciation up close and in slow motion!Read More Mar
Speak FAST English with my #1 FREE Practice Tool!
In this video, Julie shows you her #1 best practice tool that can help you master American English rhythm, speed, and fluency - and the best part is it's FREE! Practice with Julie and master the American accent and English pronunciation in this video!Read More Oct
Speak Fast English: How to Shorten Your Words
If you want to instantly improve the rhythm of your spoken English, this is the way to do it! Speak like a native by using these four tips to make your words shorter in American English: contractions, reductions, contractions + reductions, and "informal contractions"!Read More Oct
Vowel Syncope: Words You're Saying Wrong!
American English loves to meddle with the vowels! Vowels can be reduced, they can have multiple pronunciations, and they can be combined with other sounds. In the case of vowel syncope, the vowels are deleted completely! (Poor vowels!) Learn the most common pronunciations of "chocolate", "favorite", "interested", "difference", and "separate" - all of which contain vowel syncope in their pronunciations.Read More Jul
The Three Types of Syllable Stress
American English is a stress-timed language: some syllables are longer, and some syllables are shorter. But there's more to it than just "stressed" and "unstressed" - there's a third type of stress that occurs in some words that are three or more syllables. Improve your English pronunciation and master the three types of syllable stress in American English!Read More Feb
Stress in Sentences
Where does the rhythm come from when Americans speak? Learn about stress in sentences!Read More Jan
Unstressed Syllables and Word Reductions in American English
Learn about unstressed syllables and word reductions in American English with these examples using commonly used words!Read More Jan
Syllables and Stress of American English
Learn about two important parts of American English pronunciation - syllables and stress - in this quick video and blog!Read More