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:

"Let’s just say that my students are thrilled to be able to learn to distinguish and produce the differences between “color,” “collar,” and “caller,” something that is facilitated much more easily after introducing The Color Vowel Chart."

Austin Kaufmann
ESL Instructor
Michigan State University
English Language Center




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  • Karen and Shirley now hold a free monthly
    Color Vowel™ Mentoring Call. Ask questions and listen to answers in a friendly casual setting.

  • The Color Vowel™ Chart is proud to be included in Interactive English, a 12-book textbook series published by Intercambio Uniting Communities.
  • Watch our 75 minute State Department Webinar: Teaching Spoken English with the Color Vowel Chart here.