This powerful visual tool enables you to talk easily and accurately about the sounds of English. When combined with the teaching techniques we've developed, the Chart supports a simple, transformational approach to teaching spoken English.  The Color Vowel™ Chart approach allows learners to easily focus on stress and rhythm - a key to "listener-friendly" English.

  • At the classroom level, the Chart enriches the teaching of vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading, and pronunciation.
  • As part of an integrated curriculum, the Chart provides teachers and students with a common language for making connections between what they learn in one class and what they do in another.
  • In a one-on-one setting the chart provides a focal point for working on pronunciation.

Explore!  See how The Color Vowel™ Chart can enhance the way you teach.  


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What People are saying:

"When I learned about it, I thought that The Color Vowel Chart would be a great autonomous learning tool for students of English pronunciation, but I didn't realize that so many English teachers in Central America would agree with me. When I presented it at local TESOL Conferences, everyone pulled out their phones to take pictures of the chart and the activities we were doing in groups. There was even applause on one occasion when I told them that there are free activites they can download from the website."

Rebecca Wilner
Senior English Language Fellow
Panama City, Panama




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