Accent Reduction

November 27, 2017
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What is Accent Reduction/ Accent Modification?

Accent reduction is a way for non-native speakers to adopt the natural phonetics and intonations of the language’s native speakers. An accent is a reflection of a person’s background and many people are proud of their accents. However, at times you may find it difficult to effectively communicate in English even though you have mastered the grammatical and syntactical aspects of the language. At American Cultural Immersion, we will work with you to help you feel more comfortable and understood.

Why choose American Cultural Immersion for your accent reduction needs:

  • We offer one-on-one classes online or in person classes

Accent Reduction/Modification Goals:

  • Speak clearly in person and over the phone
  • Increasing confidence in daily and workplace situations
  • Learning helpful communication strategies
  • Delivering presentations effectively

Weekly online, face to face or group courses are taught by our professional accent reduction coaches. They will help you achieve the goals listed above, as well as any personal goals you discuss and develop during your accent coaching sessions. The process varies for each individual, and it could take anywhere from 3-6 weeks to start seeing major results.

In these courses you will learn:

    • Elimination of mistakes arising from misunderstandings with regard to treatment, dosages, and instructions.

Enhanced confidence in professional communication

  • More efficient use of time when patients do not have to ask for information to be repeated.
  • More effective presentations in meetings.
  • Reduced misunderstandings between employees, and between employees and supervisors.
  • Become clearer over the phone and on conference calls.
  • Personalized, Hands-On Coaching Sessions

Your Accent Coach will work with you to learn what you need by speaking with you one on one over an internet platform, asking you about your concerns and assessing your problematic areas. Accent reduction coaching sessions will teach you the appropriate speech modification techniques and the basic sounds and principles of the American accent. Your coach will emphasize:

  • Syllable Stress
  • Content and Function Words
  • Word Stress and Phrasing
  • Intonation
  • Tone and Volume
  • Presentations
  • Idioms and Vocabulary
  • Oral Exercises
  • Sound and Speech Performance Problems
  • Review and Practice Areas

Coaching methods include text resources, software, and videos to enhance your learning experience and increase your understanding. At the end of the program, your speech will be analyzed again to show how much you have improved.