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Accent Master Spanish
Edition Features &
Basic Lessons which teach the sounds of American English
for all 52 American English sounds
Watch as our animated mouth shows you where to put
your tongue, jaw, and lips for each sound. Watch our
video of an authentic American English speaker as she
makes each sound. We also provide detailed text
descriptions along with specific tips just for native
We also identify which of the 52 sounds are
problem sounds for native Spanish speakers. Voice
recordings and analysis of hundreds of speakers has gone
into our database of sounds. Knowing which sounds
are problematic enables us to customize the software for
you so we can target the problem sounds quickly and
Record & Compare
Record yourself saying each phoneme
and use our waveform generator to instantly compare your
speech to our model's speech.
Accent Master contains videos which welcome you to
accent learning and guide you through the many features
of the software.
The first step in learning how to produce a new
phoneme is learning how to listen for it. Accent
Master provides many games and exercises which work on
your listening skills. In fact for every problem
phoneme that native Spanish speakers have we have at
least one listening game for phonemes (level 1), for
words (level 2), and for sentences (level 3).
Accent Master has thousands of model word recordings
and thousands of model sentence recordings.
Every screen has an "Instructions" button which will
provide you with detailed help specific to that screen.
The above example shows the help page for the Bingo
Instructions are available in English & Spanish.
Easy to use navigation buttons
Every screen has easy to use navigation buttons to guide
you to where you want to go.
Accent Master provides many games and exercises which
work on your speaking skills. In fact for every
problem phoneme that native Spanish speakers have, we
have at least one speaking game or exercise for phonemes
(level 1), for words (level 2), and for sentences (level
3). Of course in every speaking game and exercise,
once you record yourself you will easily be able to
compare your recording to our model speaker's recording.
We include a number of these word puzzles simply as a
fun way to practice sounding out new sayings. For
example the above puzzle's solution is: "Spring is
here". These puzzles are only included as a fun
way to play with sounds and words.
All Accent Master games come with
our exclusive "Shuffle" feature. This feature will
scramble the questions and answers so that each time you
replay a game it will truly be a new game. This
keeps playing the games fresh and interesting.
Even More Games
Accent Master provides many games for each problem
phoneme. We provide so many fun games because it
is important that you practice each problem phoneme by
itself (level 1), in words (level 2), and in sentences
(level 3). Our interactive games let you practice
at your own pace while keeping learning fun.
In all of our phoneme games and exercises we
prominently show the phoneme being worked on in the
upper left corner of the screen along with a sample word
using the phoneme.
Simply pass the mouse over the
phoneme to hear it or pass the mouse over the sample
word to hear the word. If you click on the phoneme
or word you will taken to the detailed instruction page
on how to produce that sound.
All of our listening games provide instant feedback
letting you know right away if your answer was right or
wrong. Studies have shown that providing instant
feedback accelerates the learning process.
Our Reference section includes a complete glossary,
spelling tips, practice tips, frequently asked questions
Advanced lessons which teach fluency
Word stress refers to the manner in which we stress
or emphasize a syllable in multi-syllabic words. A word
pronounced in Standard American English, but incorrectly
stressed can be difficult for a native speaker to
Spanish speakers need to be careful not
to simply add volume to the stressed part of the word,
but to change the pitch of the stressed syllable. At
times increasing the volume of the stressed part of the
word can sound aggressive to the native American English
To teach proper word stress Accent Master
provides video instruction with tips specific to native
Spanish speakers, many examples, listening games, and
A common characteristic of non-native speakers of
Standard American English is choppiness. Where, each
word is spoken as if separate from the other words in
the sentence. There is a lack of flow to the speech
pattern. This choppy quality can be distracting to the
listener. To speak Standard American English smoothly
you must learn when to link the final sound of one word
to the initial sound of the next.
In the Spanish
language each word is pronounced individually. This is
much different than in American English where words flow
To teach proper linking Accent Master provides video
instruction with tips specific to native Spanish
speakers, many examples, listening games, and recording
Intonation is the rise and fall of pitch in the flow
of speech. It is possible to convey different meanings
and moods through intonation without changing a word you
are saying. If one uses the intonation of their native
language they may be perceived as having a strong
foreign accent, even if they are producing all of the
English sounds in a Standard American manner. Different
intonation patterns can cause confusion or be
misleading. A speaker may be perceived as more uncertain
or more emotional than they intend to. You may
inadvertently be expressing a feeling or meaning by
incorrect use of intonation.
To teach proper Intonation Accent Master provides
video instruction with tips specific to native
speakers, many examples, listening games, and recording
Instructions, Easy to Use
Navigation Buttons, Shuffle Button, Instant Feedback,
All of these great features are available in our
Advanced Section just as they were in our Basic Section.