AEE 484: 3 Ways to Make More People Understand You in English with Meaghan Jones

Meaghan Jones English conversation and pronunciation teacher italki

Are you worried that people don’t understand you when you speak English?

Do you get self-conscious about your English pronunciation?

Today find out how to end this problem for good and get 3 awesome pronunciation tips from our guest Meaghan Jones.

You’ll also get one little-known site for practicing music lyrics to improve your pronunciation.

Meaghan works for large corporations in Brazil and teaches business English and social English.

She focuses a lot on pronunciation with her clients so she is going to help us with that today.

Meaghan’s tips on how to improve pronunciation:

  • *If you are from Brazil you should pick up English Pronunciation for Brazilians and if you are not from Brazil you should pick up a book that is targeted to helping people from your country improve pronunciation.

 

  • Use music for pronunciation: This is great because it’s a natural way to learn. Try Lyrics Training.  It is a game where you can listen and sing along and there is a gap where you have to type the word you hear.

 

  • Work with a native teacher: Record your voice and have a native teacher correct you. The native teacher can show you exactly where you’re making mistakes. You can use Sound Cloud and the teacher can write notes directly on the audio file.

 

Meaghan’s Bio:

Meaghan is from the US and lived mostly in California. After she graduated university from UC Berkeley, she moved to Zurich, Switzerland where she found she had a knack for the English language.

While studying for her masters in Political Science, she began to correct Phd and master theses for non native English speakers and gave informal English lessons.

After getting her degree, she decided she wanted to teach English in Latin America. Meaghan taught English in Santiago Chile for one and a half years and is now giving classes in Sao Paulo Brazil and online.

 

How to work with Meaghan:

  • Step 1: To receive $10 off your second lesson with Meaghan register here

 

What did you think of today’s episode?

What questions do you have for Meaghan?

Let us know in the comments below.

Photo Credit: