Video Series – The Lazy Life of the Schwa

This series of videos is about the schwa, the lazy vowel.

 The schwa is a vowel sound as opposed to a letter. It is the most common vowel sound in English, but few people know much about it. The purpose of this series is to help you understand what the schwa is and how it helps us speak with a natural native-like English rhythm.

Each video looks at one aspect of the schwa and how it influences our speech in different contexts.

If you are interested in learning more or taking the first step – getting an assessment – please contact us.


Play all five Videos 
or see below for individual links

Video 1:

English is a stressed-based language

Video 2:

Introduction to syllable stress

Video 3:

Shifting stress due to suffixes

Video 4:

Shifting stress due to nouns and verbs

Video 5:

Sentence stress and reduction