The Color Vowel® Chart

is more than a powerful visual tool; it is the touchstone of the Color Vowel® Approach, a collection of powerful brain-based strategies for discovering, practicing, and mastering the rhythm and sound of English.

Tap on each Color below to hear the vowel sound.


Listen to Color Vowel phrases

Experience the benefits of audio "flooding," where you get to hear the same vowel sound featured in five words and phrases. Try it here, or listen to the entire playlist

  • GREEN TEA neat, people, intriguing, it's unbelievable!

These audio files complement our Color Vowel Mini-Chart, where the same words and phrases are listed. To order Color Vowel Mini-Charts for your students, visit our Shop.


Color Vowel® combines visual, aural,
and kinesthetic strategies
for powerful learning.



Wherever you're from,
however you speak English,
Color Vowel® works for you.

Gemma Archer is a Color Vowel® Teacher Trainer. Curious about teaching English with the Commonwealth Color Vowel® Chart?
Take the Level 1 Practicum with Gemma!


Color Vowels® are
a direct pathway to improved
pronunciation and confidence.


"How can I get the Color Vowel® Chart?"

There are lots of ways. Here are a few!

Learners, get on board with Blue Canoe!

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Our mobile app provides English learners with the daily speaking practice they need.

Download "Blue Canoe Learning" from your
Apple Store
or Google Play.

Play Color it out!®

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This is game-based learning at its best! You'll love how versatile this game is for word-level and sentence-level speaking practice. One deck supports up to six players. 

Order Color it out!

Teachers, get trained!

Rhythm of English slide1You'll love what Color Vowel® anchor images do for your own instructional materials. Receive access to our Digital Image Kit when you complete your Color Vowel® Level 1 Certificate.

Get Level 1 Certified

Teachers, get equipped!

Our products will get you started and keep your students going with everything from Color Vowel posters to our game-changing game, Color it Out! 
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Visit our Shops!

Visit our Shop to view all of our learning products. For international orders, and to order our merch, visit our Red Bubble shop

Get the Commonwealth CV® Chart

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The Commonwealth Color Vowel Chart is available through our RedBubble shop and ships internationally.

Order the Commonwealth CV® Chart