Internet ESL Study Links: Pronunciation

Work on your pronunciation skills at home using these internet pages.
All links are to external web sites.
Vancouver Community College assumes no responsibility for their content or functionality.

Website Owner/Location Description Level
1. Authentic American Pronunciation Eva Easton
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ, USA
Pronunciation practice with consonant and vowel sounds, alphabet, articles, greeting and responses,
stress patterns and more...
Lower Beginner +
2. BBC Learning English
Pronunciation Tips
BBC World Service
London, UK
Sounds of English, features of English, connected speech, the schwa, three radio programs on pronunciation. Intermediate-Advanced
3. BBC Words and Pictures British Broadcasting Corporation
London, UK
Displays and exercises for pronunciation, listening, reading and spelling. Literacy-Lower Beginner
Josef Essburger
Cambridge, UK
Learn the 52 sounds of English to improve your pronunciation. Beginner +
5. English Pronunciation/Listening Okanagan University College
Kelowna, B.C.
13 units of lessons on sounds and minimal pairs. Intermediate
6. Pronunciation
/r/ vs. /l/  /b/ vs. /v/
/f/ vs. /v/  /s/ vs. /sh/
Randall Davis
Provo, UT, USA
Listen to consonant minimal pairs and learn to recognize sounds. Upper Beginner-Intermediate
7. Eva Easton's
YouTube Channel
Google, Inc.
San Jose, CA, USA
Pronunciation examples and exercises. Intended for Bergen Community College students using Wimba, but usable by others. Lower Beginner+
8. Interactive IPA Chart Paul Meier Dialect Services
Lawrence, KS, USA
Reference material on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Click the symbol, hear the sound. Includes non-English sounds. Intermediate-Advanced
9. Interesting Things for ESL Students
English Pronunciation Practice
Charles and Lawrence Kelly
Aichi Institute of Technology
Toyota, Japan
Pronunciation practice with minimal pairs, listening exercises, spelling, vocabulary quizzes, scrambled word and word-find puzzles and more... Lower Beginner+
10. John Keithís Student Resources Online John Keith
Vancouver, B.C.
On-line resources in Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, and Pronunciation for Intermediate to Advanced students. Constantly adding material. Intermediate-Advanced
11. Karenís Linguistics Issues:
Reduced Forms
Karen Bond
Vancouver, B.C.
Learn the reduced forms of English phrases used in daily speech by native speakers to improve
your pronunciation.
Upper Beginner+
12. Minimal Pairs Listening and Pronunciation Practice
About, Inc.
New York, NY, USA
Listening and pronunciation help based on the use of Minimal Pairs. Beginner-Intermediate
13. Phonetic Chart Steve Chadwick
London, UK
IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) practice. Click the symbol, hear the sound, take a quiz. English sounds only. Beginner-Advanced
14. Phonetics: The Sounds of
American English
Phonetics Flash Animation Project
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, USA
See and hear good-quality mouth animations for the sounds of English. Beginner-Advanced
15. Tim Bowyer
Attadale, Australia
Pronunciation practice with minimal pairs. Lower Beginner +
16. Sounds of English Sharon Widmayer and Holly Gray
Alexandria, VA, USA
Learn how to pronounce specific sounds and word stress sounds. Pronunciation activities and exercises. Beginner+
17. Starfall - The ABCs Starfall Education
Stephen Schutz and Susan Polis Schutz
Boulder, CO, USA
Intended to help children to read by associating letters, sounds, and words. Literacy
18. Train Your Accent:
ESL Accent Reduction Training and Conversational English Practice
Randall Davis
Provo, UT, USA
Listen to samples of North American English.
Improve your accent and rhythm in English and learn daily expressions at the same time.