Put the emPHAsis on the right syLLAble ... or put the EMphasis on the right SYLLable! This is a fantastic resource for all ESL students. You will learn the simple rules of syllable stress so you can speak confidently and without hesitation.
You can use your iPhone headphones to listen, record on the digital recorder, and compare yourself with the model audio.
Designed by Ann Cook, author of the best-selling American Accent Training, AAT is an amazingly easy way to learn the American accent. It’s perfect for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. This is the least expensive way available!
In common speech, most Americans use one-syllable words, but you still need to know the difference between OBject (noun) and obJECT (verb). This is excellent practice for TOEFL and TSE. ESL instructors will find this to be a great way to pick up the basics of teaching the American accent.
• Stress in 2-syllable words
• Stress in 3-syllable words
• Common intonation transitions
• Clear pronunciation of examples
• Audio for each exercise
• Digital recorder
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Compatible with iPhone/iPod/iPad
Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or above
Support is provided at (800) 457-4255.
Chat support is provided at AmericanAccent.com.
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Big Help for ESL Students
As an English teacher, I've often been asked why syllable stress is so random in English. When you think of PHOtograph, phoTOgrapher and photoGRAPHic, I can see why ESL students are confused. It turns out that there are a couple of simple rules, so with syllable stress out of the way, students can then focus on the other aspects of English.
Excellent app - worth every cent
Don't go on negative reviews if you are ESL student. It is far better than some expensive apps and very useful.
Record button is not available on iPod
The recording option is a very useful funtion and should be available on iPod also.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.