Pronunciation Guides for Teachers, Coaches & Advanced Students

These guides are written for ESL and EFL teachers, tutors, and accent reduction coaches, as well as advanced students who can read and understand the English on this website. Inside these guides, you’ll discover how our languages differ,  and learn some new strategies to move students forward in their pronunciation and intonation of English.

For Arabic Speakers

American English for Arabic Speakers: A Guide to Pronunciation covers the most important interference points between Arabic and English…features that the 2 languages don’t have in common, and which therefore cause big pronunciation problems for learners. You can find it on right here!

For Japanese Speakers

The American English for Japanese Speakers series addresses the many interference points between Japanese and English…it’s written in three parts. Part 1 covers vowels, consonants, blends, clusters, and the ever problematic R and L. If you invest time in these small building blocks of the English sound, your students will reap more rewards later when they practice rhythm, stress, melody and intonation. Part 2 covers all of that, starting with syllable stress and ending with the signals used as a code to help listeners understand how thought groups are related to each other. The third book in the series, Part 3 has lots of word lists specifically chosen to meet the pronunciation needs of Japanese speakers working on their sound in English. In Sound Better Now: Accent Reduction for Japanese Speakers of English, you find the worksheets that I use with all my advanced level Japanese clients to help strengthen their pronunciation, stress, and rhythm of English. 

Peggy Tharpe, Amazon Author Page

To see these and my other publications, just go to my Author Page on Amazon. You’ll find details about all the guides, as well as info about me, the author, and blog posts from this website.

And…if you’d like to know when more guides become available and webinars begin, or would like to receive my occasional communiques, sign up over on the right side of this page, and you’ll not only get pronunciation news delivered directly to you, you’ll receive ‘5 Ways to Sound Better in English Now’ as a thank you gift.

If you’re a teacher, I look forward to talking with you more about TESOL and TEFL. If you’re an advanced student, and you can read this website in English, I’m sure you’ll be able to read the e-guides also…and become your own teacher!

Either way, I look forward to seeing you someday!

Peggy Tharpe teaches, coaches, and publishes about English pronunciation and intonation. She believes that if you understand why something is happening, you're better able to address it and change it. She teaches the "why" of pronunciation as well as the "what" and "how".