Accent Reduction 6-Week Workshop
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You Have Full Command of The English Language.
Speak It with Clarity and Confidence!

Register for Our Next 6-Week Online Accent Reduction Class
Small group. 90 minutes. Class closes at 10 participants.
October 10 – November 14, 2023 (Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm PST)

Speak Clearly With Confidence

It’s frustrating being fluent with English and then having to repeat yourself due to not being understood. Studies show that people only ask for repetitions twice, after that it is clear there is a communication breakdown and asking a third time is uncomfortable. Always be understood and speak clearly with confidence after completing our 6 week online, accent reduction training class.

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    Seminar Taught by Expert Speech Pathologist & Speech Coach

    • Classes taught by Liz Peterson, M.A., CCC-SLP, a licensed speech-language pathologist and speech coach with over 20 years of experience and operator of a private practice in Denver for over 10 years.
    • Author of Accent Reduction 101: Speaking English in the American and Cultural Business Style 4th ed. (2023), included in your class.
    • Taught hundreds of students how to improve their English pronunciation and is a leading authority for speech language pathologists nationwide on how to analyze cultural speech patterns to offer accent reduction classes in their practices

    Accent Reduction 6-Week Workshop Details

    Small Group. Closes at 10 people.


    Dates: October 10- November 14, 2023
    Time: Every Wednesday from 12:00pm -1:30pm PST
    Tuition: $1295 Includes book, Speak like a Leader and Sound like an Expert
    Platform: Zoom


    Dates: January 17 – Febuary 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00-1:30 EST
    Tuition: $1295 Includes book, Speak like a Leader and Sound like an Expert
    Platform: Zoom

    Dates: September 18 – October 23, 2024
    Time 12:00-1:30 MST
    Tuition: $1295 Includes book, Speak like a Leader and Sound like an Expert
    Platform: Zoom

    Course Objectives

    By conclusion of this course, participants will be able to do the following:
    *Every class has break-out sessions for hands on coaching

    Class 1 Speak with English Clarity!

    • Speak with American Intonation, the cultural and business communication melody pattern for English at the sentence level.
    • Understand how to apply the “speech staircase” strategy for speaking with American Intonation.
    • Eliminate accented behaviors of speaking too fast, choppy, forceful, or monotone.
    • Implement three different strategies (speech notebook, speech triggers and red light drills) for reinforcing new skills out in the real world.

    Class 2 Speak English with Confidence

    • Speak with American intonation at the conversational level.
    • Apply the speech stairs strategy for spontaneous casual conversation and more complex professional conversational topics.
    • Enjoy conversation with the elimination of habits of talking too fast, forceful or being monotone.

    Classes 3-6 The Details for More Culturally Correct English

    • Learn the top missing consonant sounds (based on needs) which can include: /th/, /ing/, /f/, /v/, /w/, and /r/ or target some vowel sounds.
    • Conversational activities to ensues skills have been reinforced at an advanced level.

    Imagine speaking with clear and effective communication and never again being asked to repeat yourself.

    Check if your HR representative to see if professional development funds are available for your accent reduction class.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the advantages of taking a small group, accent reduction workshop?

    It is very beneficial to partner with other people. Like you, they have similar accented habits and want better English clarity. The small group creates an opportunity to receive helpful feedback from the instructor and classmates. Participants offer sincere comments and recommendations that often carry as much weight as the instructor because it is coming from a peer. Participants bond across the course and is often a great networking opportunity as well.

    How can I reduce my accent?

    Reducing an accent and having a more neutral style of speaking American English is a very realistic goal. The most common feature behind an accent is culture. Every cultural group has its own melody style and cadence for talking. Once someone learns a second language like English, it is spoken in the style of the first language because that is what talking is to the individual. As a result, speech is not spoken in the American cultural style and therefore is the biggest feature behind an accent.

    What is learned first in an accent reduction class?

    American Intonation. Intonation is the rhythm and melody patterns, as well as a cadence in a country’s language. The first step in our accent reduction classes is to have you speak your English in the American cultural and intonation style and not the pattern from your first language. After speaking English in the American cultural style there will be an immediate improvement in clarity.

    Will I lose my accent completely?

    No. Anyone who tells you that is not being truthful. There are many nuances across languages that make this not possible for a full loss of accent in spontaneous speech. You can expect to speak your English with more American cultural correctness, better clarity, and higher confidence. On a personal note, I think there are some advantages of having an accent such as being more unique and interesting as long as it sounds clear, and the communication is effective.

    Will my company cover the cost of an accent reduction class?

    Many companies will cover the cost because it is considered to be professional development and clear communication is a priority goal for most corporations. You may want to contact your human resources manager to see if that is an option.

    Look What Former Clients Say About Working with Us!

    “Liz’s accent reduction training has a big focus on American melody. Liz has helped me to sound less monotone and more in the style of the Americans. Reducing my accent and the American melody style has really increased my confidence for speaking in front of groups. I am very thankful for Liz.”

    - Helen

    “I am from India and I know four different languages. I have an accent from many languages. Liz Peterson actually recognized where my accent was from. She rectified the accent quickly. She gave me the correct way to pronounce sounds and words. I keep getting better over time. Her class changed everything for me as I am a doctor and people must understand what I say.”

    - Dr. Abdul Mohamed