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!

Sep
08
2022

NEVER delete this sound!

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!

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Jul
15
2022

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.

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May
12
2022

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!

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Mar
18
2022

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!

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Oct
12
2020

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"!

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Oct
05
2020

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.

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Jul
16
2020

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!

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Feb
04
2020

Stress in Sentences

Where does the rhythm come from when Americans speak? Learn about stress in sentences!

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Jan
15
2020

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!

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Jan
08
2020

Syllables and Stress of American English

Learn about two important parts of American English pronunciation - syllables and stress - in this quick video and blog!

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