Welcome, Teachers and Learners

President Abraham Lincoln

“Give me 6 hours to cut down a tree, and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe.”

Sir Ken Robinson

“Teaching is not a delivery system, it’s an art form.”

To become confident, successful teachers, we must first know the science of our field, collect and think about research, data, experiments, and our own trial-and-error experiences until we are completely familiar with the materials and tools of our trade, how they work and what results you get from whom. This is sharpening your axe.

Once you have a sharp axe…then comes the creative process. Just as artists use their materials and techniques to bring about the greatest impact, so too teachers learn how to wield their tools, materials and techniques, and create a unified, unique and powerful experience for their students.

Teachers, want to teach pronunciation more efficiently, effectively and expertly?
  • Sharpen your axe: Read the first of my teaching guides about teaching to the challenges Arabic speakers face.
  • Learn some axe-wielding techniques: check out my YouTube videos
  • Join the axe-wielders club: Sign up for the occasional news and updates to ensure that you get anything I share about new guides, webinars, tips and tools.
  • Sharpen your axe some more: Read the second of my teaching guides addressing challenges faced by Japanese speakers.
Learners, want to improve your own pronunciation of English?

We are often our own best teachers. So learn what you can and teach yourself! You can deepen your understand of how your first language affects your sound in English by reading my books…if you can comprehend this page, you can comprehend my e-guides.

Sign up for news and updates; they come out occasionally and have information for learners as well as teachers.

If you would like to discuss private online pronunciation classes, click here. Otherwise, feel free to look around my website, visit my Facebook page, and watch my YouTube videos. If you are at an advanced level of English, you’ll probably find my teacher guides helpful…there’s no reason why you can’t apply these strategies to your own learning!

Here’s a link to the English pronunciation guide for Arabic speakers. It’s written in English, for teachers, in a conversational style. If you’re an Arabic speaker at an advanced level, working on your own sound in English, you will probably find it informative.

Part 1 of a two-part e-guide for Japanese speakers is also out on Amazon. If you are an advanced English speaker working on your own pronunciation, you will probably find it informative.

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