Two Mistakes People Make when Doing an American Accent

Christine Mottram

Hey Friends, In this video I talk about the two mistakes people tend to make when trying to find the resonant tone of a General American accent. What is a resonant tone, you ask? I explain it in the video, and talk about the fact that people tend to make their voices either too nasal […]

What is ‘Oral Posture’ and why is it useful for learning an accent?

Christine Mottram

Oral posture is a fancy term for the way your speech muscles (lips, jaw, tongue, soft palate, etc.) move to shape your sounds, or your vowels and consonants, as you talk. Different accents have different oral postures, which is why they sound different. If you are trying to change your accent and you can figure […]

How to Keep your own Accent when around different Accents

Christine Mottram

This video is the Part 2 of two videos aimed to answer the question: How do I keep my own accent when I am surrounded by foreign speakers? In the first video, which you can find on this website or on my YouTube channel, I talked about why your accent changes when you’re around people who sound different […]