Welcome to ‘Eloquent’, the website of the Language Centre of Tilburg University, where you can practise the pronunciation of difficult words. This site was especially created for English students.


An essential part of acquiring a language is to correctly combine the sounds of that language and to pronounce words with the right emphasis. Non-natives who are learning English as a second language, are often misunderstood because they use the wrong stress patterns.


The words in this programme were collected by students and teachers of English at the Language Centre of Tilburg University. It is a collection of words that are commonly mispronounced by students of English. Most of the time, this is because of the words’ stress patterns.