Improving Second Language Pronunciation

How can we improve our pronunciation in English language?

August 26, 20090 found this helpful

When my mom moved here from Europe years ago, she improved her speech by interacting and listening to others. She went to church and her friends from there helped her & even enjoyed the differences in their dialect.

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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

You could listen carefully to the native speakers around you and try to copy how they sound. Another way might be to check into your local high school or community collage and see if they have a English as a second language class or look for diction lessons. Good luck!

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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

Same as the first two posters :-) It's simply a matter of listening, practice and time :-) You could also check in to purchasing or borrowing learning foreign language books on tape.

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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

Try asking a person who was born in a country who speaks English. Ask them to sit with you a few hours per week and practice with them. They could say a word and then you repeat. Or try a speech therapist they work professionally with folks who are trying to do what you want.

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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

Television news shows hire people who pronounce and enunciate words correctly. Listen to them and repeat what they say.

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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

I read that most television anchors are taught to use a northern Ohio 'accent' because they don't have a discernible regional accent (such as a southern, Bronx, Massachusetts--especially Boston-- dialect) Watch your local, then national anchors.

Also, audio books on tape. Unless read by the author that has an accent, most books on tape are read by someone whose regional dialect is not prominent. Good luck.

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August 27, 20090 found this helpful

Where I work there is a girl who speaks English with an accent. One day I noticed a man I work with was correcting her pronunciation. I thought it was rude of him, but turned out he was helping her. They go over and over the words that are hard for her to say. It is really helping her.

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