The Pron Chart Site

Video Primers

Watch my talk at the Macmillan Online Conference in 2012 or try the one-hour pronunciation workshop filmed at Exeter College, Oxford University below:

In an exclusive series of short videos about pronunciation, pronunciation learning and how to teach pronunciation, I offer practical advice to help teachers teach their students the different sounds of the English language. Find the interactive chart and activities to accompany the series at: The videos can be found in a YouTube playlist here:

Pronunciation Skills with Adrian Underhill

Videos in this series cover:

  • The Phonemic Chart part 1
  • The Phonemic Chart part 2
  • Vowels / Diphthongs / Consonants
  • The Three levels of Pronunciation
  • Pronunciation is Physical
  • The ‘muscle buttons’
  • Native & non-native pronunciation teachers
  • Helping learners to say unfamiliar sounds
  • Vowels part 1 /i:/ and /u:/
  • Vowels part 2 /i:/ and /u:/
  • Vowels part 3 /i:/ and /u:/
  • Using muscle buttons to escape the grip of L1
  • Vowels part 4 /i:/ and /u:/
  • Vowels part 5 /ɜ:/
  • Vowels part 6 /ə/
  • Vowels part 7 /e/
  • Vowels part 8 /ɔː/
  • Vowels part 9 /æ/
  • Vowels part 10 /ɑː/
  • Vowels part 11 /ʌ/
  • Vowels part 12
  • Mastering the monophthong vowels
  • Diphthongs part 1 /eɪ/ and /ǝʊ/
  • Diphthongs part 2 /ɔɪ/ /aɪ/ and /aʊ
  • Diphthongs part 3 Exploiting the visibility of diphthongs
  • Consonants part 1 Guided tour of consonants
  • Consonants part 2 /s/ and /z/
  • Consonants part 3 /ʃ/ and /Ʒ/
  • Consonants part 4 /f/ and /v/
  • Consonants part 5 /θ/
  • Consonants part 6 /ð/ – the voiced ‘th’ sound
  • Consonants part 7 /θ/ /ð/ /s/ /z/ /ʃ/ /Ʒ/
  • Consonants part 8 /p/ /b/ /t/ /d/
  • Consonants part 9 /ʧ/ /ʤ/ /k/ /g/
  • Consonants part 10 The three nasal consonants /m/ /n/ /ŋ/
  • Consonants part 11 Eleven consonants from just three positions
  • Consonants part 12 The two semi-vowels /w/ and /j/
  • Consonants part 13 /l/ and /r/


You might also be interested in my British Council talk from  2015: Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech: