How to Pronounce US Cities & States

Learn to pronounce 100 U.S. Cities & States the American way | taught by Susan Ryan

Course description

The Challenge of Pronouncing U.S. cities and states

US city and state names are challenging to say correctly.

One reason for this is because our place names have different origins.

  • Some of our city and state names come from Spanish. These include Colorado, San Jose and Las Vegas.
  • Some of our city and state names come from French. These include St. Louis, Des Moines and New Orleans.
  • Many of our city and state names have Native American origins. These include Massachusetts, Connecticut and Minnesota.

Due to their varied origins the pronunciation of American place names can be challenging to predict.

In this course I’ll teach you how to say 100 US cities and states correctly the American way.

Susan Ryan
Susan Ryan
American Accent Specialist

Susan Ryan is an American accent specialist and communication coach at She is the author of the American Accent Fundamentals iBook and creator of the American Accent for IT Professionals course on Udemy. Since 2007, she has helped hundreds of highly skilled foreign professionals speak American English clearly and confidently. Susan looks forward to teaching, guiding and partnering with you in achieving your communication goals.

Course Curriculum

Directions & Pronunciation Rules
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Part 1 How to Pronounce US States
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Part 2 How to Pronounce US Cities
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Lesson Downloads
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