The 5 types of “t” sounds in American English

By Ilana Shydlo / December 1, 2014

Working as an accent coach, people constantly ask me about the “t” sound in English. The question often goes something like this: “Am I crazy, or is the ‘t’ sound in button different from the ‘t’ sound in butter? What’s going on here?” Maybe this is something you’ve wondered about too. Let me set...

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Fun and Easy Tip for Learning an American Accent At Home

By Ilana Shydlo / November 1, 2014

As an accent reduction instructor, people often ask me about tips for improving their American accent on their own. One fun method can be through TV shows. This can help you improve accent, vocabulary, and overall style of communication. What aspects of communication can watching TV help you impr...

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5 Myths about why you have an accent

By Ilana Shydlo / October 1, 2014

As an accent reduction instructor living in NYC (the city with the largest foreign-born population in the USA), I’m constantly surprised at how many myths surround accents. This article will give the truth behind the myths of why people have a foreign accent when speaking American English.

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