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English Word Stress - Heteronyms, Compound Nouns, Phrasal Verbs (RECORD, PRODUCE)

How to Pronounce ANALYSIS, ANALYSES, ANALYZE, ANALYZES -American English Pronunciation

Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

The speech pathologist believes that helping kids switch seamlessly between dialects is a key to their success.<p>Studying African-American Vernacular English wasn’t Julie Washington’s plan. But one day in the fall of 1990, her speech-pathology doctorate fresh in hand, she found herself sitting with a …


How to Pronounce the letters QU - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Pronounce the letter X in the middle of a word - American English Pronunciation Lesson


19 Words You Never Realized Are the Same Backwards and Forwards

PHOTO: TATIANA AYAZO/RD.COM<p>Racecar<p>Everyone has heard of the famous palindrome example of “racecar,” which is spelled the same backwards and forwards. …


Is this the best time in history to learn languages?

Today’s youngest generation is more multilingual and wired than ever. Could the tech they’re using breed a global army of polyglots?<p>Hillary Yip is a 13-year-old student from Hong Kong. She’s also an ambitious app developer and CEO.<p>Designed by a kid, for kids, her smartphone app, Minor Mynas, …

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How to Pronounce Vowel Sounds: Long Vowels

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Tarle<p>Improve your English Pronunciation today by learning American English Vowel sounds. English has both long and short vowel sounds. This two volume set targets vowel sounds. This book, <i>Volume 1: Long Vowel Sounds</i>, includes instruction on the following sounds: Long A, Long E, Long …

Do 'Pin' and 'Pen' Sound Alike to You?

Some people say the words "pin" and "pen" differently, but other people say them the same way. When they do, it's called a "pin/pen" merger.<p>A …


Silent Letter: How to Pronounce the Letters KN (knight), PN (pneumonia), GN (gnat), N (night), NN

How to Pronounce FEBRUARY - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Read and Pronounce the letters NG - American English Pronunciation Lesson

How to Pronounce the letters F, FF, PH, GH as the F Sound - American English Pronunciation

Silent Letter: How to Read and Pronounce the letters SW as S in sword or SW in swing, swipe, swish

Silent Letter: How to Pronounce the letters MB (lamb limb bomb numb comb thumb)

Silent Letter: How to Pronounce the letters WR (wrap, write, wreck, wrong) as the R sound

Silent Letter: How to Pronounce the letters WH as the H (who, whom) & W (when, why) sounds

Watch Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo Teach Afrikaans and Yoruba Slang | Vanity Fair Video | CNE

Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo teach each other slang words from the Afrikaans and Yoruba languages. Charlize and David star in "Gringo" in theaters March 9th.

What does your accent say about you?

Accents can be subject to subtle forms of prejudice, but does that mean some are more appealing and trustworthy than others? BBC Future takes a look.<p>On 14 November 1922 the BBC broadcast its first radio report to the nation. We can’t listen to it because it was not recorded, but we know this: the …


New Study: Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism Overstated

Finnish investigators have found that prior research suggesting acquisition and active use of two languages enhances executive function is overly …

The world is getting better at English—but some countries are learning faster than others

Speaking English well is a good sign for a country’s development. Places where people have relatively good English skills score higher on measures of quality of life, average income, and more.<p>This relationship doesn’t show causation—improving people’s English might not lead those other indicators …

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Group Class Announcement: How to Pronounce American Vowel Sounds starting APRIL 2018

Join Jennifer Tarle from Tarle Speech & Language English to learn how to pronounce American Vowel Sounds. This group class is limited to 8 …

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2018 Summer Class in Chicago

We are in the process of scheduling a week long course this summer in Chicago. Sessions will take place in the mornings leaving the afternoons open …

Are these the worst examples of business jargon?

<b>Earlier this year, when we set about to demystify some of the worst business jargon at the World Economic Forum in Davos, we could not have imagined it would hit so many of our readers' raw nerves.</b><p>Hundreds felt compelled to get in touch with their own submissions, some unprintable, but the best of …

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How To Say "Cheers" In 26 Popular Languages...

<b>How To Say ‘Cheers’ Anywhere In The World. Like Sláinte, “Cheers” in Ireland.</b><p>After a long journey or a great day, there’s nothing better than the …


How to Pronounce ALIVE & ARRIVE /əˈlaɪv & əˈraɪv/ - American English Pronunciation Lesson

What happens to language as populations grow? It simplifies, say researchers

Languages have an intriguing paradox. Languages with lots of speakers, such as English and Mandarin, have large vocabularies with relatively simple …


Here’s Where Your Favorite Slang Words Actually Came From

Love them or hate them, slang words help us express emotions for which no words otherwise exist. But where do these words come from? We went back to …