Learning English Pronunciation Online: It’s All About Organization

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The English language becomes much less overwhelming when the rules are organized!

Have you ever noticed when putting the dishes away in your house, every other person who put the dishes away before you did it differently? And wouldn’t it be nice if everyone would adhere to the same “system” of cups in this cupboard, dishes in that cupboard, silverware in this drawer, and so on?

Learning English pronunciation is similar. English is messy, kind of like a silverware drawer that’s had too many hands helping to organize it. If everyone would just agree that the coffee mugs go here, and the steak knives go there, it would be a lot easier when it came time to sit down and enjoy a meal.

The same is true for English pronunciation. If you’ve tried to learn to reduce your accent in English from another source before your found Pronunciation Pro, you might have different notions about which kind of rules and organization will work best for getting your American accent right.

Pronunciation Pro is a program that is based on all the latest best practices in accent reduction and learning the American accent for non-native speakers. So when it comes to learning how to stress certain words, or how to pronounce different words in different contexts, you’ll have a set standard of rules that you can refer to that will help you govern your own understanding and use of pronunciation in English. Think of it as a mother-in-law who ensures the dishes are put away the same way every time!

Learning to pronounce American English is difficult enough without outside sources confusing you with their own versions of the rules. That’s why Annie Ruden of Pronunciation Pro ensures that what you get when you sign up for our online English pronunciation classes are not just rules about pronunciation, but ways to organize your speech and what you’re learning so you get the most out of your English.

After all, what good are clean dishes if you can’t find them when you’re ready to eat? :)

English Pronunciation and Siri: Is it Just Me?

As with all technology, the Siri application on an iPhone is not without its glitches. In fact, in its first incarnation, many native American English speakers had problems of their own trying to get their new friend Siri to understand what they were saying. When asking Siri where the nearest Deli was, people were winding up with Apple Maps directions to New Delhi. The frustration was enough to get engineers at Apple back into the lab to fix a number of issues–how Siri hears inflection and pronunciation, and how “she” learns the speaking patterns of the individual using the phone the most.

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Is this happening to you?

But one group of people still feel a little left out–those among us who speak English as a second language may have an accent too thick for Siri to work through. Try though you may, and as hard as Siri may work, if you’re using this Apple application in English because you’re making every effort to assimilate into American culture, you may be more frustrated than the average Apple product user.

So what can you do about it? How about working on your American English accent to improve your results with Siri? After all, there’s nothing worse than spending hundreds of dollars on something you can’t use. If you feel like your iPhone’s Siri application is collecting dust because you gave up, dust yourself off and try again. Take an online course in accent reduction to improve how well Siri can understand your English. You’ll find in most cases that practicing your American English accent will also help you in the workplace, among new American friends, at school, and in so many other ways.

“Siri, where can I go to work on my American English accent?”

Response from Siri: “Why don’t you try a free trial from PronunciationPro.com? It lasts one whole week and you’ll be on the road to being understood without having to repeat yourself.”

“Thanks Siri! :)”