Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

SALC - Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

Orthographe française : les combinaisons de lettres

Observez l’orthographe et la prononciation correspondantes des sons voyelles.  Utilisez le traducteur google pour écouter et répéter plusieurs fois les mots: sélectionne “français”, écris le mot et clique sur la petite enceinte en bas (la bocinita abajo).

Orthographe Prononciation Exemple
ai [Ɛ] une maison
an [ɑ̃] dans
am+consonne [ɑ̃] la jambe
ain [ɛ̃] le pain
au [o] le pauvre
eau [o] beau
ei [Ɛ] la peine
En [ɑ̃] en Suisse
em+consonne [ɑ̃] sembler
ein [ɛ̃] un rein
ien [ɛ̃] un chien
in [ɛ̃] le vin
im [ɛ̃] impossible
oi [wa] la voiture
ou [u] le cours
on [ɔ̃] le pont
oin [wɛ̃] moins

Sur ces pages, tu trouveras toute une série d´exercices pour pratiquer ces sons á l´oral et á l´écrit.

Cliquez sur les sons que vous voulez travailler, écoutez les exemples et répétez-les

faites les exercices 5 & 6 pour travailler l’orthographe:



Silent Letters

nosoundipadairSilent letters are letters that you can’t hear when you say the word, but that are there when you write the word. They can cause difficulties for both native speakers and those learning the language. To avoid confusion, it is worth learning which letters are “empty” in certain combinations:


An explanation in Spanish about silent letters: Silent letters en inglés


Here’s a list of common words with silent letters from A to Z!: Silent Letters In English From A To Z


Another list with pronunciation: Silent Letter Words



Helpful uses of silent letters:


  • They can be beneficial for readers, when having to distinguish between homophones (these are words that have the same sound, but different definitions and different spelling). Some examples of homophones are know/no, knot/not, their/there/they’re, band, banned and to/too/two. 
  • Silent letters can change the pronunciation of words, even though they are silent! For example, sin/sign, grim/grime, cop/cope, and rat/rate. So it is very beneficial to know where they are and when they are used, as they’ll help you to work out the meaning of the word!
  • The letter ‘H’, when pronounced alone, should sound like ‘aitch’, but when used at the start of most words beginning with H, it uses its pronounced sound (e.g. hotel, house, ham), BUT it is usually silent in words that are of French origin such as hour, honest, heir, and honour.
  • If Etymology (the origin of words) interests you, then you’ll find learning silent letters very fascinating, as they provide so much information about the history of words!
  • The magic ‘e’ is another one of course! If you add ‘e’ at the end of words with short vowel sounds, it elongates the sound of the vowel, some examples would be: tap/tape, mat/mate, rid/ride, con/cone and fin/fine.






English Pronunciation

Like all languages, English has its own unique set of sounds. Although many of the English sounds may be the same (or almost the same) as in your native language, many are different.

If you want to speak English well, you cannot pronounce English words using the sounds of your native language. If you do so, your English will be difficult to understand…


Listening Comprehension Practice Tests

One of the best ways to improve communication skills is to become familiar with the language by reading, building vocabulary, and discussing
what you study in daily conversations. Too often, English students spend time reading about topics that they Listeningnormally wouldn’t use in daily conversation. These sites presents short conversation starters or readings that you can study and then try to apply in everyday situations.

Just choose the level (basic, easy, medium, difficult or very difficult), you’ll really want to try them!



Plus! Improve your accent and rhythm in English . . . and learn daily expressions at the same time.