What’s New?

  • An Introduction to the IPA. The IPA is the International Phonetic Alphabet. It is a set of symbols that represent the sounds of a language. When you know all the symbols that represent the sounds of American English, you can pronounce any English word!
  • To understand spoken English, you need to understand the rhythm of English.
    To understand the rhythm of English, you need to understand stress.
    To understand stress, you need to understand syllables.
    Syllable stress explained in 5 minutes: {The Rhythm of English} Lesson 1: Stress & Syllables



How Can I Help You?

I want to listen to the English Teacher Melanie podcast. Where can I find all the listening lessons?
The complete list of podcast episodes (listening lessons) is available here.

How can I listen to the podcast on my phone/tablet?
If you have an iPhone or iPad, download the Apple podcast app and search for English Teacher Melanie in the store. If you use Android on your phone, download the Podkicker app.

I am a beginner.
Here is a list of free, online resources for beginners.

I want to improve my vocabulary.
Are you learning the right words? Focus on learning core vocabulary.

I want to improve my pronunciation.
Follow my tips on how to improve your pronunciation. Learn the different components of spoken English, watch my videos, and listen to my podcast (which include pronunciation lessons).

I want to improve my listening skills.
Try this activity and listen to my podcast.

I need help studying for the TOEFL iBt.
Here are my 10 tips for TOEFL success.

My English is terrible. Everybody speaks English better than I do. I am afraid that people will laugh at me if I make a mistake. What can I do?
Read this.

Happy Studying!