5 Accent Myths That Will Surprise You

5 Accent Myths That Will Surprise You

There exist many misconceptions about accents and accent training. In this article, I will bust some frequently-encountered myths.  Myth #1 – It’s difficult/impossible to change my accent Have you been trying to improve your English pronunciation and accent by...
10 Fun Facts about Speech and Hearing

10 Fun Facts about Speech and Hearing

The smallest bone in the human body is the stirrup, which is located in the ear. Teachers are most at risk for developing a voice disorder due to overuse. Many famous people have or had speech and language disorders, including U.S. President Joe Biden (stutter),...
What Exactly is an Accent?

What Exactly is an Accent?

What exactly is an accent? As an accent coach, this is another frequently asked question, not by my clients per se, but by the general public and “allied professionals,” such as English teachers. There are, in effect, two separate questions. Allow me to answer both in...
FAQ – Why Do I Have an Accent?

FAQ – Why Do I Have an Accent?

You’ve spent years, even decades, perfecting your English. You have advanced-level English skills but are frustrated by communication breakdowns due to your accent. You have tried to improve your pronunciation using free online resources and perhaps have even hired an...

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