March 20, 2016

Help Us Bring Color Vowel® Duo to the World!

Our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has launched, and we need your help to reach our goal by 12 noon (EST) on Monday, April 18th. View our…

March 3, 2016

R-Controlled Vowels: Pronunciation Teaching Made Easy

When it comes to teaching pronunciation, R-controlled vowels can be tricky. Words like here, there, far, and for can frustrate learner and teacher alike.…

February 25, 2016

3 Things ESL Teachers Need to Know About Pronunciation

1- Comprehensibility should be the goal. Your learners' speech no doubt differs from that of a native English speaker, but what you notice typically…

February 18, 2016

The Color Vowel® Chart Is Designed With An Eye For Simplicity

After all, haven’t our students struggled enough with complex charts that make pronunciation seem like chemistry?How does it work? The name of each color…

February 10, 2016

This Will Make Teaching English Vowel Sounds Simple

It’s no secret that the English language is confusing for learners when it comes to the vowel sounds. Teachers have struggled for years to…

August 27, 2015

Interview with Tracey Derwing, Part 1

I'm enjoying my new role as TESOL's official blogger on speech, pronunciation and listening. I've been posting since May on a variety of topics…

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March 6, 2015

Glide into R with The Color Vowel Chart

An article by guest blogger Susan Ryan (September 2012) and expanded by Karen Taylor in March 2015. When I began teaching American English pronunciation,…

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February 21, 2015

Charting Irregular Past Tense Verbs

Plenty has been said about the pronunciation of past-tense verbs with the final -ed ending, but what about irregular past-tense verbs? Try saying these…

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February 17, 2015

Phonological Awareness: What your Brain Doesn’t Want you to Know

Robin Barr, American University TESOL Program Karen Taylor de Caballero, English Language Training Solutions Note: This article was originally published in the January 2015…

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January 18, 2015

Go ahead and Ask: What color is “egg”?

A reader asks... I see that you have 'egg' as a GRAY word on your website.  I would categorize it as a RED word. …

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