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Accent Modification:  Pronunciation programs, tips and general info for international speakers of English.

Accurate English: Accent Reduction. Specializing in helping non-native speakers of English communicate with confidence, clarity and accuracy.

Alphabet: Anthony Hughes' pronunciation of the English alphabet, complete with sound.

American Accent Training: Learn how to speak with a standard American accent. Diagnostic speech analysis and telephone classes available.

American Accent Training: Learn how to speak with a standard American accent.

American Relaxed Pronunciation: this site may help you to understand "real" English in movies or television.

American Spoken English: Accent reduction advice with many online resources.

An online language laboratory: An online language laboratory with phonologically complete pronunciation guides to many varieties of English.

Better Accent Tutor:  See, Hear, Compare and Evaluate  intonation, stress and rhythm of your speech. Instant audio-visual feedback of intonation, stress and rhythm patterns and syllabic structure of student's speech.

Bibliography of Pronunciation Texts: Good collection of pronunciation text books.

Daniel Currie Hall:  This interactive page allows you to manipulate the setting of the lips, tongue, velum and vocal cords on a diagram, and displays the IPA symbol for the sound corresponding to each configuration you construct.

Dialect Accent Specialists: Information on the well-known accent reduction program developed by Dr. David Alan Stern.

Did the Cat Get Your Tongue? Entertaining article on how to improve spoken English.

English is Tough Stuff: A poem that demonstrates the complexities of English pronunciation.

English pronunciation and the phonetic alphabet:  The most important problems of English pronunciation and how to solve them.

English Pronunciation: Realaudio sound clips.

English Pronunciation:  Excellent online pronunciation help from Okanagan University College.

English, Portuguese, and Spanish Vowel Phonemes: Contrasted phonology of English & Portuguese vowels.

ESL - English as a Second Language:  A Video/TV program for all ages and all nations. A self-teaching tool for pronunciation.

Fonetics.org: Sound clips of selected sounds in a variety of English dialects, as well as other languages.

George Mason University: This site examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds reading the same sample paragraph.

Good English pronunciation:  Why pronunciation should be one of the first things that you learn in English.

Homophones:  Words that sound the same but have different spellings and/or meanings.

International Phonetic Alphabet: Complete IPA pronunciation chart.

International Phonetic Association: Includes complete chart of all IPA symbols for all language sounds.

Linda Grant: Provides links to authentic speech samples, including a site with recordings of historic speeches.

Linking in English Pronunciation: The rules for linking words when we say a phrase or sentence in English.

Mouth Workout: Tongue twister exercises to improve problem consonants.

Okanogan University College: Includes QuickTime movies of dental fricatives.

Phonetic Symbols and Exercises for Learners of American English: Sounds of American English, Phonetic Transcription Exercises, Stress Patterns, and Pronunciation Exercises.

Phonics Calculator: Click on the phonetic symbols to hear the vowel sounds. Shockwave needed

Pronouncing "the": How do we pronounce the word "the"?

Pronunciation Advice Sheets: Tips on the pronunciation of English.

Pronunciation Help Forum:  Discussion and help on English pronunciation.

Pronunciation Power: The ultimate pronunciation CD, teaches the 52 sounds in English necessary for clear speech.

Sentence Stress: Sentence stress is the music of spoken English.

Sharon Widmayer: Provides pronunciation instructions for each of the segments, plus additional links.

Sound Pronunciation Chart:  Excellent chart from Language Net.

Sounds of English: Pronunciation help for learners of American English.

Speak Easy:  Offering specially designed programs for both individuals and companies in accent modification and business communication.

Speech Works The Accent Reduction Tool: Interactive CD-ROM designed to help non-native speakers of English reduce their accents and speak English with clarity and confidence.

Tapetime.com: Audio tapes and CD's related to Voice production, pronunciation, accent reduction, and public speaking.

Ten Tips for Reducing Your Accent: Practical advise to help you sound more like a native speaker.

Tower of English Pronunciation Page: Lots of great web sites where you can practice your pronunciation.

Type IPA phonetic symbols online: Online text editor for typing IPA-based phonetic transcriptions

Vowels of American and British English: Compares American and British vowels and diphthongs.

Webfolio: Teaching Pronunciation: Fantastic resource from Allen Quesada.

Word Stress: Teaches you why word stress is the key to understanding rapid spoken English.