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How to Make your Pronunciation Goals Stick

How to Make your Pronunciation Goals Stick

When it comes to integrating your English pronunciation goals into your every day speaking, there's a lot to do! In this vlog I'm sharing a few simple strategies to elevate your English speaking goals. If your goals are big, you'll do big things. Remember, big things...

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How to Goal Set So You Can Use Your Gifts and Abilities

How to Goal Set So You Can Use Your Gifts and Abilities

I’m delighted to welcome, Megan Jaworski who is a Life Coach, teacher and philanthropist to our second video podcast episode! I want to take a little moment to introduce her! Megan Jaworski is a mother of two pre-school boys, a lover of ethical chocolate, and founder...

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Tips to Learn Cultivated Australian Accent

Tips to Learn Cultivated Australian Accent

If you want to learn cultivated Australian English, I've got 3 words for you. Start learning phonetics! Getting a local accent as an adult will not be easy. Adult learners are unable to mimic sounds of their second language effectively, so the odds are not really in...

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English Pronunciation Practice Strategies

English Pronunciation Practice Strategies

I can't remember the time before I started practising. I've been practising daily since age 10. Anything before that feels quite blurry. It all began with my soul's alignment to music. Music lessons began when I was young. I was very obedient so practised without...

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Cultivated Australian English

Cultivated Australian English

There was a time before the Mainstream Australian English accent existed. During the colonial period, speakers of English in Australia generally spoke with British accents. Throughout the 19th century, the notion of a separate “Australian Accent” possibly didn’t exist...

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How to Speak Confidently in Public and at Work

How to Speak Confidently in Public and at Work

Last week I was super fortunate to have a great chat with Alex Antolino. Alex is the Creative Director Typeform, one of my favourite interfaces that we've used at Voice Science™ since 2018 . Alex also a filmmaker, graphic designer and late-night D.J and as you’ll see...

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2 Ways to Improve Your English Communication Confidence

2 Ways to Improve Your English Communication Confidence

Finding your feet in your second language can be a real challenge. But I'm sure you can tell me in a split second if you feel real English communication confidence? Your heart will race, or you'll feel a little anxious if you're not there yet. Before you feel bad...

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Everything you need to know about Aussie Accent

Everything you need to know about Aussie Accent

For a long time, I was ashamed of my Australian Accent. How ridiculous is that?I grew up in a little world full of art, nature, classical music, literature and an appreciation of European culture. As a kid, I conjured up dreams of becoming a French actress and was...

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What Predicts English Pronunciation Success

What Predicts English Pronunciation Success

When adults learn the sounds of a new language, we see a massive difference in ability. Everyone shows a different degree of English pronunciation success. Why is it that some adults do a bit better than others? In my clinic, I’m meeting clients daily and no one...

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Isn’t it Time to Learn English Word Stress?

Isn’t it Time to Learn English Word Stress?

The word stress patterns of a language shape its rhythm.  And when it comes to training word stress, baby that's my thing. Word Stress is part of the music of the language and nothing gets me more excited than when my knowledge as an opera singer overlaps with my...

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Let’s Talk About Your Tongue Position for English

Let’s Talk About Your Tongue Position for English

Our team of speech pathologists work daily with clients from ALL language backgrounds and I’ve got to tell you probably 40% - 60% of the info we are going to give you in sessions will be about your tongue position for English. Now, over to your tutorial, I'm going to...

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Is Your English Intonation Out of Tune?

Is Your English Intonation Out of Tune?

Today I specifically want to talk with you about English intonation and why it matters. First and foremost, intonation is a musical term.  We talk about intonation when someone is singing or playing their instrument. In music, your intonation is either right or wrong....

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There’s No Such Thing As A Strong Accent

There’s No Such Thing As A Strong Accent

We need to talk.   If English is your second language, you are in the global majority.   So why are people asking you about your strong accent?   Why exactly?   Especially since, there is NO such thing as a strong accent.     The native English speaker is actually the...

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How To Express Yourself in English

How To Express Yourself in English

Today we are talking about expressing ourselves in English and using emotional words in English.  Now, if English is your second language you will find this tutorial really helpful.  And if English is your first language, don’t run away. I am sure you will also pick...

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How To Pronounce The English Plosive Consonants

How To Pronounce The English Plosive Consonants

Are you ready to learn English pronunciation and elevate your speaking confidence? Today we’re going to start a 5 part series on consonants. Over the coming weeks I’ll be explaining the 6 ways we organise consonants into groups. But today, let’s get started with the...

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How To Pronounce The Months of the Year

How To Pronounce The Months of the Year

Did you ever wonder if you are saying the months of the year correctly? Well this tutorial will take you closer to working through how to pronounce the months of the year with a clear and Mainstream English accent. Here is what you are going to learn: ⎼ How to...

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How To Pronounce Medical Words

How To Pronounce Medical Words

Did you ever find yourself stumbling over a long complex medical word when speaking with a patient? It’s embarrassing and stressful manouvering our tongue across the numerous syllables and complicated sounds of medical words, mostly because these words were not with...

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How To Learn English Consonants Effectively

How To Learn English Consonants Effectively

Before you start working on improving your English Consonants there is some important information you need to know. This tutorial will prepare you to accomplish unlevelled success for your pronunciation. You will learn my top 4 tips about how to learn English...

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Improve Your Communication with Online Pronunciation Training

Improve Your Communication with Online Pronunciation Training

You’ve all heard the Madonna song,  “You know that we are living in the digital world, and we are all digital girls…”  We may have taken a little creative licence and updated it for the current times, considering none of us can get our hands on actual material things...

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Improve your Speaking with Pronunciation Goals

Improve your Speaking with Pronunciation Goals

There isn't a Personal Blueprint ...for your communication success unless you make it! So much hangs in the balance the moment you open your mouth to speak. There's the tone of your voice... The clarity of your sounds... The flow of your speaking... The flexibility of...

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5 Important Sounds in Mainstream Australian English

5 Important Sounds in Mainstream Australian English

We are one foot in Modern Multi-lingual Australia and one foot in old fashioned, Australia where apparently everyone speaks the same type of English. It's this reason that many of our clients worry about the impact of their speaking on their ability to push forward in...

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Why Your Fake French Accent is Probably Terrible.

Why Your Fake French Accent is Probably Terrible.

If it's pretty terrible, maybe you are not musical enough. Researchers in Austria and Britain say your ability to fake an accent depends more on musicality rather than working memory. Does this mean you need to be musical to pronounce your second language accurately?...

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So where’s your accent from?

So where’s your accent from?

So much is at stake when you communicate. When arriving to a new country, mastering the ability to interact with locals becomes paramount. There is the new culture to comprehend, local jokes to decode, an unfamiliar city grid to navigate and survival pressures like...

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FAQs – English Pronunciation Training

FAQs – English Pronunciation Training

Make a Query 1. Who will assist me in Accent Modification and English Pronunciation training? All sessions will be delivered by a certified practicing speech pathologist with extensive experience in accent modification and English pronunciation training. Read more...

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How to Improve your PTE Academic Oral Fluency

How to Improve your PTE Academic Oral Fluency

Getting your required score in the PTE Academic exam can be very stressful and you may be struggling because you don't know how to improve your PTE Academic Oral Fluency. Usually there is so much at stake in succeeding in this exam and if you are reading this you are...

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Thai Accent Reduction Tips

Thai Accent Reduction Tips

How to Reduce your Thai Accent Make a Query The first step to clear English speech is to make sure you have a complete sound set for English. So let’s zoom into some of the key sounds you need to have that are not in Thai. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list...

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Japanese Accent Reduction Tips

Japanese Accent Reduction Tips

There are lots of differences between Japanese speech patterns and English pronunciation. If you are a Japanese native speaker looking for ideas about Japanese accent reduction you found the right page on our website!  Japanese and English speaking rules are worlds...

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Arabic Accent Reduction Tips

Arabic Accent Reduction Tips

With as many as 206,000,000 native speakers, Arabic ranks as the fifth most common language spoken globally. Regardless of its dominance globally as a key language of the modern and ancient world, many Arabic speakers require advanced proficiency in the English...

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Bulgarian Accent Reduction Tips

Bulgarian Accent Reduction Tips

Bulgarian native speakers have often had the luxury of exposure to several languages of their region- Turkish, Greek, Macedonian and even some Russian, for those who studied under the older education system. These days, in Bulgaria, it is not uncommon for students to...

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Russian Accent Reduction Tips

Russian Accent Reduction Tips

Mastering English as a Russian native speaker is no small task. Not only is there a different alphabet to deal with, but the variation in the sounds required between two languages is like the difference between a tea bag and samovar. As a Russian native speaker you...

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Do these 6 things to improve your PTE Pronunciation Score

Do these 6 things to improve your PTE Pronunciation Score

PTE Pronunciation Scores play a massive role in achieving your needed score in the PTE Academic exam. It can be very stressful if you don't know how to improve your PTE Pronunciation score. Pronunciation can be very difficult to master for the PTE exam. Such issues...

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Urdu Accent Reduction Tips

Urdu Accent Reduction Tips

With some 64 million native speakers worldwide, Urdu is one of the 20 most common languages spoken globally. Classed as the national language of Pakistan, Urdu is also spoken in Bangladesh, India, Mauritius, Nepal and South Africa, as well as by expatriates living on...

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Mandarin Accent Reduction Tips

Mandarin Accent Reduction Tips

For a Mandarin native speaker, creating clear and precise English pronunciation may seem like a lot of hard work. You have probably noticed that English and Mandarin are so unlike. It may feel like comparing apples to oranges! Despite how hard some English words may...

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Vietnamese Accent Reduction Tips

While English is one of the dominant global languages, Vietnamese also has its hold. With as many as 67.8 million native speakers*, Vietnamese is the most spoken Austroasiatic language. Despite the number of Vietnamese speakers globally, the quantity of speakers is no...

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Spanish Accent Reduction Tips

Spanish Accent Reduction Tips

Mastery of a clear English accent for a native Spanish speaker, can at times, be difficult. Spanish native speakers will need to adjust many aspects of their speech patterns to sound truly English. The Spanish language is very distinct from English in its origins. In...

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Cantonese Accent Reduction Tips

Why do many Cantonese speakers have difficulty producing clear and intelligible English? One of the major factors for this is that the two languages differ drastically in some important features. Firstly, Cantonese and English do not share the same sound codes. This...

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Korean Accent Reduction Tips

Korean Accent Reduction Tips

South Korea has a profound market for English Language learners.  If you are Korean and reading this, I’m sure you know this better than anyone! Perhaps you spent a bulk of your childhood attending English Hogwans.Maybe you even took units in English at university or...

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German Accent Reduction Tips

German Accent Reduction Tips

If English is technically a West Germanic Language, then why do many German speakers struggle with heavy accents? Pronunciation difficulties with English still arise for German native speakers. German and English share origins but they have evolved in two separate...

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