So, unlike most of my peers at brown, the american accent doesn't come naturally to me... challengingly, if I want to act in the States, I'm going to have to master a standard american accent. I've been working on it a few months now, but as many of my friends know just too well - I haven't quite nailed it yet. I'm still working on it! I thought however I would show people how I am teaching myself. www.rachelsenglish.com has provided me with loads of videos and useful tips and techniques in pronunciation. Unlike a lot of (or as Rachel would say alotta) other sites, it's all completely free. If you like me are an international actor, I strongly recommend trying some of the exercises. Below is one of the first introductory videos of hers that I used. Happy learning!