Accent Modification

Accent Modification

Why should I work on my accent?

Did you learn to read and write English many years ago and now understand the language proficiently?

Are you currently frustrated by your pronunciation efforts despite your mastery of written English?

Do you see your accented English as creating a barrier to your success at work or an obstacle in relationships with others?

What will I gain?

Speech training to modify your accent will allow you to gain new skills that will transcend speaking situations at home and at work.  You will not lose your accent, nor will you speak your native language with an American accent.  Rather, you will gain new skills in speaking North American English more clearly and naturally that can be used whenever and wherever it is beneficial to you.

What will I gain?

Speech training to modify your accent will allow you to gain new skills that will transcend speaking situations at home and at work.  You will not lose your accent, nor will you speak your native language with an American accent.  Rather, you will gain new skills in speaking North American English more clearly and naturally that can be used whenever and wherever it is beneficial to you.

What is this program about?

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Evaluation

At the start of your program, your speaking skills in English will be assessed in a variety of  tasks, including production of words, sentences, reading and conversation. 

A comprehensive analysis will be completed and shared with you.  The information will be used to customize specific speech sounds and patterns of intonation for your training program. 

Training

The core of the speech training program will consist of learning how to produce the vowels, consonants and intonation patterns specific to your needs in order for you to speak North American English clearly and naturally.

Materials from 3rd party sources will be included with written and audio components for daily practice.

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Additional skills

Additional skills will be incorporated into your speech training program.  These include projecting your voice, saying the complete word and pronunciation of words specific to your personal and professional needs.

Opportunities for conversation will be incorporated into each session for practice of what you have learned.

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Progress

At the end of your speech training program, your speaking skills will be re-evaluated.  A comprehensive analysis of progress made with recommendations for further work will be provided.

Additional sessions can be scheduled at that time as needed.