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In addition to working on improving your American Accent, you may want to work on other English language skills such as grammar, vocabulary building, listening skills and fluency. Here are some resources we recommend for English-Language learners:
Grammar topics (types of speech, verb tenses, free weekly lessons) http://www.englishpage.com/
English grammar lessons sorted by ability level: http://www.learn-english-online.org/
(This website is based in the UK, so some of the content will be different because they focus on British English.)
VOA: Leveled news articles with additional information for English learners: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/
Also from VOW: Let's Learn English is a new course for English learners. Certified American English teachers designed the course for beginners. The course continues for 52 weeks.
Each week, there will be a new lesson with video showing the lives of young Americans. The lesson includes instruction in speaking, vocabulary and writing.
There are also printable worksheets, assessments and lesson plans for individual learners and English teachers.
Podcast with a variety of topics for advanced level English learners (idioms, grammar, word choice, etc,):
Vocabulary Building: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/vocabmania.htm
Fluency: Read more about ways to build fluency in this post.
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In addition to wanting to improve their American Accent, many Speech Modification website users want to improve their fluency and conversational skills in English. One of the best ways to do this is to speak English frequently with other English speakers. This can be difficult for some people if they do not have the opportunity to do so in their country. Fortunately for them, there are many online opportunities to connect with others for English conversation practice. Here are just a few sites where you can get more English practice online:
If you learned to speak English in India, your pronunciation of American English will be affected by both your native language(s) and the Indian English Dialect. Whether you first spoke Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali or another language, it is likely that you have some of the following pronunciation patterns that contribute to your accent when speaking English.
You can use this chart to identify which pronunciation targets you can work on to improve your American Accent. Many sounds link to practice materials or further information.
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