American English Coonhound Breed Standard
Renowned for speed and endurance, the American English Coonhound has a strong but racy body, a deep chest with plenty of lung room, a strong back, broad loin and well-defined musculature. A balanced, powerful dog with no exaggerated parts, the American English possesses the grace and attitude of a well-conditioned athlete.

The World education system is not presently aimed at preparing comprehensively trained specialists. It is, instead, focusing on training in narrow fields. That kind of approach does not provide necessary conditions for one's brain development, even in one's chosen profession. In the foreign language acquisition process most of the time is devoted to learning grammar rules instead of living language usage and cultural sensitivity. As a result we have plenty of educated people competing with professional linguists in the amounts of learned grammar terms and structure who are incapable of properly expressing themselves verbally or even in writing. Nowhere in the world is the "general feeling for the language" being purposefully taught exept when learning one's mother tongue. Furthermore, learning any subject, including foreign languages, is usually based solely on visual and listening memory. Neither speech organs nor tactil finger memory are involved in the learning process despite evidence that embedding the learning experience in the nerve endings of the mouth (verbal learning) and fingertips (tactil learning) greatly improves the ability of most people to assimilate new knowledge.

North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns
There are 8 major English dialect areas in North America, listed below the map at left. These are shown in blue, each with its number, on the map and in the Dialect Description Chart below, and are also outlined with blue lines on the map. The first 6 of these begin at the eastern seaboard and proceed west, reflecting western settlement patterns.

American English
The variety of English on which the research programs that set up SAMPA focused was British English (principally RP and similar). Nevertheless, SAMPA can readily be applied to American English. The consonant system is identical with that of BrE, but the vowel system differs somewhat. The Kenyon & Knott system requires the addition of one further symbol, from X-SAMPA, namely the grave accent ` to denote retroflex (rhotacized) vowel coloring.

American English
Vocabulary list: American and British English

American English Pronunciation
American English Pronunciation - Knowing a lot of vocabulary, and using perfect grammar MEANS NOTHING if nobody can understand you. Pronunciation is the most important part of your English language study.

American English School
At the American English School, we provide accent reduction services to both international and native speakers of English in Atlanta, GA and online. 

Audio English
Improve Your English Pronunciation

Welcome to the American English Institute
The American English Institute (AEI), on the beautiful campus of California State University, Fresno, has offered a non-credit intensive English program for international students since 1972. The AEI program is operated through the California State University, Fresno Foundation. The AEI is closely affiliated with the university's Linguistics Department, which is in the College of Arts and Humanities. The AEI is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).

Santa Monica College Reading Lab
American English Proverbs

Standard American English
Ask a group of experts to define Standard  American English.

Longman English Dictionary Online - LDOCE
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online is an online version of the CD-ROM of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Updated Edition.

American English Dialect Recordings
The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches. They were drawn from various archives, and from the private collections of fifty collectors, including linguists, dialectologists, and folklorists.

American English
American English is a form of the English language used in the United States of America. It is the primary language used in the United States. According to the 1990 census, 97 percent of U.S. residents speak English "well" or "very well." Only 0.8% (8 people out of a thousand) speak no English at all, as compared with 3.6 percent in 1890.

American English Academy
The Mission of the American English Academy is to provide English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students with an excellent, comprehensive and affordable education in the English language.  The American English Academy is a private school that offers an Intensive English Program in a unique learning environment where students receive individual attention from instructors and counselors. 

American English Pronunciation Guide
American English Pronunciation :: Plural of Nouns

Common Errors in English Usage
The concept of language errors is a fuzzy one. I’ll leave to linguists the technical definitions. Here we’re concerned only with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and personnel officers. The aim of this site is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak.

English Language Training for the Global Marketplace
English Language Training for the Global Marketplace

British to American

Selected Vocabulary Differences Between British and American English

Show The World That You Possess A Strong Command Of The English anguage!
Our course will teach you to communicate with confidence. You will learn how to clearly express your ideas and use your voice to persuade and engage. You will gain the knowledge and power to speak with authority.

What is American English?
Everyone knows that Americans speak English differently than the British or Australians or even Canadians do, but most of the time we think of these differences in terms of the way we pronounce certain words (i.e., our accents).

Common Words in American and British English
Few of the more common words which are different in American and British English. This is only meant to highlight some of the variety which exists within English, and is not a complete list by any means. It also does not address different vocabulary which is used in Australia, Canada, South Africa and India as well as the Caribbean, Africa, and the many other places in the world which use English as the language of commerce or government.

English as 2nd Language
Differences Between American and British English

The All-In-One Essential Tool for English Language Learning
Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English contains over 40,000 entries. With simple, clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences and idioms.

The Best of British
The American's guide to speaking British.

(American) English Spelling
English spelling rules are complex, with many exceptions.

Authentic American Pronunciation
Authentic American Pronunciation

American English....Single Vowel Sounds
The online language laboratory

Test your American English skills
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Phonetic sounds
Phonetic sounds

American English
American English: dialects and variation By Walt Wolfram, Natalie Schilling-Estes

Practical American English Audio course
Listening is one of the best ways to learn language, exposing the learner to large amounts of fluent input while encouraging them to use what they hear in creative output. The Audio Center features 40 Units of English focusing on practical conversations and academic language as commonly found in American universities. Good luck learning English!

Try this free program for improving your English. Visit for 30 minutes a day, every day and learn from seven levels of instruction: blue, red,  yellow green,  purple orange,  and violet . Teachers are also welcome to download instructional materials found here for free.

 American English Pronunciation Practice (For ESL/EFL)
Game-like Minimal Pair Practice using Flash and MP3 Files

TELSUR PROJECT at the Linguistics Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
The Telsur Project is a survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English, supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is the creator of the Atlas of North American English [ANAE], (formerly, the Phonological Atlas of North America). The Atlas will be published in 2005 by Mouton/de Gruyter. It will be accompanied by a CD-ROM version developed by a team headed by Prof. J�rgen Handke at the University of Marburg, creators of The Mouton Interactive Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology . The maps and analyses presented on these pages include early studies that  provide the background of the Atlas, and new studies continue the work of the Atlas.

The speech accent

This website allows users to compare the demographic and linguistic backgrounds of the speakers in order to determine which variables are key predictors of each accent. The speech accent archive demonstrates that accents are systematic rather than merely mistaken speech.

British - American English - Spelling Rules
There are some spelling differences in American English. In the 1800's, the US Congress actually called for several changes to make words more phonetic. Look at the website for more information.

Directory of American regional English
Directory of American regional English

Do you speak American?
Is American English in trouble? Our expert responds to your questions and comments! do you speak american?

English (US)
The spectacular advance of English ,'across the face of the globe is a phenomenon without parallel in the history of language. Observe a German tourist talking to a Japanese shopkeeper in Tokyo, or an African diplomat to his counterpart from Asia, and the medium of communication will almost certainly be English. Though the French and the Rtissians may sharply disagree, English is already well on its way to becoming the unofficial international language of the world community.

VLP: Terms of Use
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American Accent Training
The American Accent Learn to speak standard American English Phrases of the Month Kwee geddit? Can we get it? Let's go! Jeet? No, joo? Did you eat?

American English Academy - Los Angeles
English language school in south california, monterey park which can issue I-20 for student

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