American English Pronunciation Podcast

The American English Pronunciation podcasts teaches non-native English speakers and ESL/ELL students correct English pronunciation in short lessons. Learn, listen, repeat and become fluent.

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Tuesday Nov 29, 2016

How to pronounce words like "thin/fin," "mouth/mouse," and "both/boat." Perfect your English fricative sounds by never stopping the air from passing through your mouth.
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Friday Nov 11, 2016

At the end of the word, the /ŋ/ doesn't need an additional /g/. The /g/ is potentially included mid-word.
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Tuesday Oct 25, 2016

"Coarticulating" the /g/ and /n/ is the trick to fluent pronunciation of these two sounds. Don't release the /g/ before starting the /n/.
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Thursday Oct 13, 2016

Test your ability to identify vowel sounds with this special listening quiz episode. Transcripts available on

Wednesday Sep 28, 2016

The long e, short i, and short e /i, ɪ, ɛ/, are three front vowel sounds that can be practiced from a high, front tongue position to a mid-front position. Compare and contrast!
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Saturday Sep 17, 2016

All about that vowels diagram that shows the vowel sounds placed over a sort of square-like shape that’s bigger on the top than it is on the bottom. Transcripts at

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

Use a low pitch to signal a spoken aside (like information that would be written in parentheses or between commas).
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214: Yes/No Pitch Patterns

Saturday Aug 20, 2016

Saturday Aug 20, 2016

Understand the rising and falling pitch patterns for yes/no questions and learn how to read emotion.
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Saturday Aug 06, 2016

What are you *really* asking? Using a rising or a falling pitch on a wh- question means something different than using a rising pitch.
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Sunday Jul 24, 2016

Adding /ɚ/ (schwa+r) to an /r/ can be difficult. Make it into two syllables, but don't add a vowel sound between. Learn how here! By Seattle Learning Academy. Transcripts on


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