The Perfect Pronunciation

Have you ever started a conversation with a stranger and within the first couple of seconds it feels like you’ve given away your “identity”?” Well, in my case, I always give it away when saying my first name. The conversation usually continues as “Oh, where’s your accent from?” Or, “You’re not from here, are you?” […]

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6 Tips for English Pronunciation Learners

  As a NCAA Division I athlete, I know what it takes to improve yourself every day. Getting better at the sport I love turned into a full-time job, however, it was not easy. The daily struggles of practice, a full class schedule, traveling and mandatory study hall was overwhelming. This was one of my […]

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It’s all about the vowels

What about consonants? One of the most common questions we get at Blue Canoe: why do we emphasize vowels? And why do we not talk about consonants? To answer, let me tell you my story. Five years ago, I made the decision to move from The Netherlands to the United States. I had just graduated […]

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