The UH and the Unstressed Schwa

The UH and the Unstressed Schwa  The “schwa” sound, written phonetically by speech-language pathologists as /ə/, is the most common sound in American English. It sounds like “UH” and it appears in the “unstressed” syllable of a word. If you are trying to improve your American English pronunciation, this sound is very important because at […]

Learn the Standard American Accent

Learn the Standard American Accent   My non-native students tell me the same thing…Even though the feel they have a good understanding and use of the English language, they lack confidence in communicating with their colleagues, managers, supervisors, and customers in the workforce. Many of my students have been approached by their supervisor or manager to […]