“General” American 101—The Essentials


Led by dialect coach and Master Teacher Erik Singer, in this webinar you will learn specific tools for mastering some of the most essential sounds of “General” American accents, as well as clear and practical guidance for how to move forward and continue to practice on your own.

This webinar is a recording of a live streaming event that took place in April, 2017. The webinar was specifically designed to as to be useful to non-live participants as it was to live ones. Purchases include the full set of supporting resources provided to live participants.


In this workshop, we explore:

·      The “oral posture” of American English

·      The peculiar articulation that is the American ‘r’ sound

·      How to master the difference between the vowels in sheep and ship, green and grin

·      How to master the difference between the vowels in pull and pool, soot and suit

·      How to master the difference between the two different ‘th’ sounds in words like this and thin

·      and several other essential and (often tricky!) vowel sounds.

Whether you’re a Brit, an Aussie, a Kiwi, or a non-native speaker of English, you need to find an American English accent that fits you and your casting like a glove. So we’ll also focus on:

·      how to find your American accent—where to look, what to listen for, and more.

·      how to keep practicing on your own (Practice makes perfect, after all!).


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