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American Accent Training

The world's best selling accent and pronunciation book. This book starts at the most basic level -- the syllable -- and builds up to the complex intonation that is used in everyday English. This book will guide you to fluency in spoken American English. All aspects of the American accent are covered in detail -- intonation, liaisons and pronunciation.div>

The new and expanded 3rd edition (September 2012) has four all-new chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an ESL instructor's guide. The new CDs feature professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent. With 30 years of extensive research, the unique AAT methodology has been refined to teach the American sound quickly and easily, paying special attention to:

  • Voice quality, with emphasis on accurate presentation of the authentic American sound
  • Pronunciation, with attention to all vowels, consonants, blends, and diphthongs
  • Intonation, which focuses on syllable stress rules and word stress in a sentence
  • Linking, or liaisons between phonetically transcribed sounds so students can "see" the sound

American Accent Training also offers detailed nationality guides for ten languages and accent variations: Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and the US Southern accent. Added features include access to comprehensive websites, and referral to a qualified telephone analyst for individual help. American Accent Training has been Americanizing the speaking habits of students and business people since 1991. Going where no accent book has gone before, AAT continues to set the standard for anyone learning or teaching the American accent.

Book, 5 audio CDs, only $26.37

The American Accent Guide

This is an excellent book; and I have learned quite a bit while going through it. I was really impressed by every aspect of it but particularly the word stressing, intonation, as well as rhythm parts; I thought these parts were very useful for me. I am much more aware of native people's way of pronouncing and stressing words and I pay a lot more attention than I used to.

Book, 5 audio CDs, only $99.00 $26.37

How to Say It

Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation.
This book comes highly recommended by people who have a good grasp of English, but would like pre-qualified passages to use in their own writing.

Book, 5 audio CDs, only $16.95 $11.53

Hop On Pop

Why would we recommend a children's book to adult ESL students? Because this is how native speakers learn! You can listen to clearly enunciated vowels -It's [häp än päp] and not hope own pope ! -along with the rhythm and the way words run together [ pän päp

Book and cassette$9.95

101 Idioms

Don't be a fish out of water! When opportunity comes knocking, grab the bull by the horns and get down to brass tacks. Idioms are the spice of life!

Regularly $15.95 $10.87

Fluent English : Making the Leap to Natural, Perfect English

Fluent English is the ideal course for developing native-like fluency in English.

Regularly $27.95 $19.29

Jazz Chant CD

A superb way to absorb the rhythms and patterns of spoken American English. Clever, humorous and effective.


Speak English Like an American

It's a mastery of those tricky idioms and phrases that are so common in English. And learning these idioms and phrases will not only help you speak better, it'll help you understand Americans better!

Regularly $24.95$16.47

ABC Pronunciary

An American English pronunciation dictionary, teaches the sounds of the alphabet in a logical and clear manner. Vowels, consonants, digraphs, blends and silent letters are presented with simplicity. A full description of the mouth formation, with word examples, is given for each sound. Practice sentences are included for reinforcement. This English-learning material is aimed at beginning-to intermediate students, but it can benefit all who wish to improve their speaking abilities.

In a group setting (a class), among friends or through self-study, ABC Pronunciary provides the tools for learning effective communication.


Pretty Good Jokes CD

This is a hilarious compilation of typical American humor. It was recorded in front of a live audience, so you get the benefit of knowing when to laugh. There are hundreds of classic jokes on every subject, delivered with sparkling wit and perfect timing. You will hear old jokes, new jokes, knock-knock jokes, lightbulb jokes, drunk jokes, men vs women jokes, man-walks-into-a- bar jokes, Lena & Ollie jokes, and loads more. Highly recommended to work on understanding fluent American speech and humor.

Regularly $14.95$9.72

Also: New & Improved Pretty Good Jokes $9.72

Online Accent Training


Order the comprehensive AAT online training with pre- and post-training voice rec testing, and receive the AAT book and 5-CD set FREE! Online access is emailed immediately, and the book/CD set is shipped to you.

Separately Priced:$290

Bundled, Only:$250

- Pre Testing
- Basic Intonation and Voice Quality
- Comprehensive Intonation
- Word Connections
- Pronunciation
- Basic Grammar
- Advanced Grammar
- Nationality Guide (language tips)
- Post-Testing American Accent Training Online

Online training lets you study 24/7, an you can pick up the accent quickly and easily. This is particularly useful if you are studying for the TSE or TOEFL tests, or have a particular presentation with an upcoming deadline.
All you need is standard equipment – a PC with Explorer 6 and headset w/mic for listening and recording. Links for Java and Flash are included in the set up.

Change Your Voice : Change Your Life

Dr. Morton Cooper's simple, minutes-a-day program, shows you how to develop your natural, dynamic voice -- a voice that will influence others and enhance your self-image. Many who rely on their voice for their livelihood have successfully used Dr. Cooper's revolutionary series of exercises: Henry Fonda, Joan Rivers, Kirk Douglas, Anne Bancroft and many others. Change Your Voice, Change Your Life offers everyone the opportunity to have a star-quality voice.