Every cultural group has its own melody style for talking. When you learn a second language like English, you naturally speak it in the melody style of your first language. Too much muscular force and missing sounds also create accent. American English has a specific melody pattern (intonation) for talking. Speaking your American English with American intonation is the most important skill for successful accent reduction.
Elizabeth Peterson has been a speech pathologist for over 20 years and has worked with accented professionals in her Denver practice for over 15 years. We offer many solutions on how you can reduce your accent quickly, and speak with greater clarity and confidence. Training is available in our Denver Office or Online.
You will learn how to speak with American intonation and other behaviors described in our accent reduction training classes.
We are experts in understanding the cultural speech behaviors across world languages. We will identify the behaviors in your speech that are not required for American English. We offer a complementary consultation where we will identify your accented behaviors and demonstrate the skills required to speak English with less accent.
Once you are speaking with American intonation your overall English will be clearer. That change will happen after two or three sessions. You will enjoy communicating without having to repeat yourself. We understand that busy professionals don’t have time to “study”, which is why we have several approaches for you to practice naturally across your business day. Regardless of which accent reduction program you choose, you will be speaking your English with great clarity and confidence.
After completion of your accent reduction program, your goals will be acheived.
4 Hour Speech Clarity Program
8 Hour Sounding More American Program
12 Hour Full Accent Reduction Training Program
Your training is custom designed to meet your needs. An assessment is included in your training and together we will develop your goals.
We offer three different private accent reduction training classes. Instruction is available in Denver or online.
4 Session Speech Clarity Class
Books and recorded seminar for accent reduction and public speaking.