Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Speech Accent Archive

The Speech Accent Archive is available to us through George Mason University. The site allows you to browse through and listen to the many English accents found across the globe.  Simply click on an area of the map and then on the flag which marks the location of a particular accent.  If your students are having a difficult time understanding the spoken English of individuals from New York or Georgia, Paris, China or Spain, then this site it for them! Each speech example lists the age and origin of the individual speaking in the clip and every clip utilizes the same short reading, making comparisons that much easier.  
Click here to visit the Speech Accent Archive or look for the link under “Resources.”

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