English Pronunciation

English Pronunciation

Pronouncing words correctly can be one of the hardest parts of learning English. The best way to learn is by listening and practice! Gain confidence in your speaking skills, from ordering a cup of coffee to making a presentation. Check out the popular “Many Things for ESL Students” and other online resources at VITAL’s Learning eLibrary.


Compiled by:
Bethany T.
The American Accent Guide

Beverly A. Lujan
VITAL 421.54 Luj

Develop English communication skills for professional advancement and social situations. This comprehensive guide provides interactive exercises using everyday language. Includes guidance for speakers of specific Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, German, Iranian and Indian. Book + CD


American Accent Training

Ann Cook
VITAL 428.34 Coo

Pronunciation exercises cover all vowel sounds, consonants, blends, and diphthongs. A detailed nationality guide provides resources for 10 languages and accent variations: Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and the U.S. Southern accent. Book + CD


Clear Speech from the Start

Judy B. Gilbert
VITAL 428.34 Gil

Beginning level students learn the basics of American English pronunciation and listening comprehension. Practice exercises and instruction include rhythm, stress, intonation, and speech sounds for basic English vocabulary. Book + CD


Clear Speech: Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension

Judy B. Gilbert
VITAL 428.34 Gil

Intermediate level students practice and improve speech production and listening comprehension. Practice activities emphasize vowels, minimal pairs, word stress and emphasis for clear speech. Teacher’s guide available. Book + CD


English Pronunciation Made Simple

Paulette Dale
VITAL 428.34 Dal

Learn and practice English pronunciation and sound patterns with listening, reading, and conversation activities. Practical tips and illustrations provide clear instruction for classroom use or self-study. Book + CD


Focus on Pronunciation 1

Linda Lane
VITAL 428.34 Lan

For beginning to high-beginning students of English. Focused practice with vowels, consonants, and stress, rhythm and intonation. Includes explanations and diagrams, activities, games, dialogues, and listening and speaking tasks. Focus on Pronunciation series (3 levels). Book + CD


Mastering the American Accent

Lisa Mojsin
VITAL 428.34 Moj

Provides detailed instruction for speaking with a standard American accent, covering problem consonants, syllable stress, and intonation. Correct lip and tongue positions for all sounds are discussed in detail. Audio Download available.


Mastering the American Accent

Lisa Mojsin
VITAL 428.34 Moj

Provides detailed instruction for speaking with a standard American accent, covering problem consonants, syllable stress, and intonation. Correct lip and tongue positions for all sounds are discussed in detail. Book + CD



Jean Yates
VITAL 428.813 Yat

Pronunciation exercises that emphasize speaking, sound discrimination, and standard intonation patterns in American-style English. Recognition of these patterns is essential to fluent speech and listening comprehension. Book + CD


Pronunciation Pairs

Ann Baker
VITAL 421.54 Bak

This text introduces all the speech sounds of American English, as well as spelling, intonation, and stress. Practice exercises include listening tasks, dialogues, games, puzzles, and guided conversations. Teacher’s guide available. Book + CD