American Accent for Mandarin Speakers

I used these lessons to create a nice little online course that Mandarin speakers can use to get started on their American accent training. The course is called American Accent for Mandarin Speakers 101.

How to pronounce democratic

The people I work with in my accent reduction coaching program often ask me how to pronounce democratic.
The first thing you must do (as with most words), is stress the correct syllable.

How to pronounce photography

In order to pronounce the word photography clearly in American English, you need to stress the syllable just before graphy.