How Can I Make My English Sound More Natural?
All of the people I work with in my accent reduction programs read & write American English very, very well.
They all have a strong command of grammar and excellent vocabulary.
Despite this, their spoken English does not always sound clear and natural.
Blend Letters To Sound More Natural ♬
During their coaching sessions, I teach them how to make their spoken English sound more fluid and natural.
One way I do this is by teaching them to link & blend sounds together.
Two Common Examples
In spoken American English, consonant sounds change depending on their location in a word or phrase.
When a /d/ sound is followed by a /y/ sound the result is a /dʒ/ sound.
- could you sounds like couldjew
- would you sounds like wouldjew
When a /t/ sound is followed by a /y/ sound the result is a /tch/ sound
- can’t you sounds like cantchew
- won’t you sounds like wontchew
Don’t Fully Articulate Every Sound
Articulating every sound, exactly as it is written won’t help you sound more natural.
In fact, articulating every sound’ll make your English sound foreign & choppy!
Learning to use blending will make your pronunciation sound more natural and engaging.
Learn To Speak Naturally
I teach you blending and other techniques for natural sounding speech in my accent reduction coaching course.
If you’re an international professional with a strong command of grammar and vocabulary.
But you’re ready to take your communication skills to the next level, check out what I have to offer.