Accent Resources


So, you have to attempt a French accent...


Start below, at the International Dialects of English Archive...


May 29 Update:

With thanks to Paul Hopkins, check out French economist Thomas Piketty on the Intelligence Squared podcast:

May 21 Update:

With thanks to Adam Winchester, here are a few new useful resources for French Accents that might be of further use to you!

Wikihow's 'How to Do a Credible French Accent'

French Accent Tips: A Rambling Muse Short

Tips on how to do a French Accent!! by Claire ​Verstraete

May 18 Update:

French Soldiers in Shakespeare and the Queen's Men's Famous Victories of Henry V.  

If password is requested, enter sqm as username, and shakespeare as password.

Then, watch these examples of French accents. Talk along.

Your Mother was a Hamster and Your Father Smelt of Elderberries!

Fleur Delacour



Amy Walker

Jean Dujardin

Don't pay attention to this article.

Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1