How to Check the Pronunciation of Individual Words

Sometimes it happens that there is a specific pronunciation that you would like to check to make sure that you get it right. For this you can use online dictionaries, which is helpful. However, it is also very useful to hear the word in a complete sentence, which you can’t do using online dictionaries. To hear the word in a complete sentence, you can search for the word in YouGlish. It’s a handy resource to use if you are developing your knowledge of IPA and if you want to hear examples of the word that you are researching in connected speech. To use the YouGlish site, all you have to do is search for the word you are looking in their search bar, and an example of the word as found in a YouTube video will come up. Bear in mind, however, that the pronunciation you hear might not be ‘perfect’ and it could be in any accent. For this reason, it’s good to read the IPA transcription of the word, which you will also find in the YouGlish search results.

Accent Training Secrets — How to Improve Your Accent

My biggest speech training secrets revealed: How to improve your accent or speech via self-training. This is the accent and speech training method that is used in my accent training course and is also the method I follow when I want to teach myself a new style of speech. Follow this method and you will achieve results that improve your overall speech clarity and confidence when speaking. The same method applies to native speakers as well as non-native speakers of English.

‘Wild Jade’

A side of me you don’t know from watching the videos: ‘Wild Jade’. Talking about expressing the repressed/suppressed parts of ourselves.

Chinese Accent Speaking Problems in English

My thoughts on the speech and accent problems some Chinese people encounter when they learn to speak English. Also, telling you a little about myself as a teacher and why I am motivated to help people who have speech problems.

In summary, as a teacher I serve people who are aware of their speech problems and who need extra support so that they can stop struggling in their daily life due to miscommunication.