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2604, 2017

Learn General American Accent: What’s the best English pronouncing dictionary and how to use it?

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Get Clear, Online Courses, Train Yourself Methodology™|0 Comments

Q: What is the best English pronouncing dictionary by American publishers to learn the general American accent? A: I absolutely love the following three resources and use them all the time in helping others to learn the [...]

2104, 2016

How to Connect with Native English Speakers & Win Their Hearts in 3 Easy Steps

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Cultural Awareness (acculturation), Get Confident, Get the Mentality, Train Yourself Methodology™|Tags: |0 Comments

I Failed She gave me a stern look. It was 20 years ago in France, and in French I said politely, nicely, and with a smile to an older boutique clerk: “Bonjour, comment allez-vous?” (“Hello, [...]

1603, 2016

What Are Your Biggest Frustrations or Key Questions?

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: It's All About You|Tags: , |0 Comments

Doing what I do, I get asked questions on English accent, pronunciation and cultural connection training. For example: How can I sound more native English or be more 'fluid'? How do I change pronunciation points? [...]

1102, 2016

It’s Not Your Fault: Why Is English Pronunciation So Hard?

By | February 11th, 2016|Categories: Get Clear, Get the Mentality|6 Comments

Why is English pronunciation so hard? And why is it's spelling difficult too, especially with vowels? There are historical reasons! I'm not a true fan of history, but check this out: The Great Vowel Shift changed [...]

408, 2015

“You’re a Chicken Head.”

By | August 4th, 2015|Categories: Get Confident, Get the Mentality, Train Yourself Methodology™|Tags: , |2 Comments

That’s what I said when asking for more chicken tamales. We were at my friend’s family’s house in Mexico and they only spoke Spanish. Oh boy! So, as you can imagine, hysterics broke [...]