Accent reduction, accent modification, pronunciation and intonation training
Do you often wonder how to get people to stop asking you to repeat yourself? Tired of being asked immediately where you’re from? Or maybe you know that your non-native foreign intonation pattern is just somehow not communicating your intentions?
Although accents are not true indicators of education, skill, or socio-economic status, they can unfortunately be stigmatizing. At their worst, they make it difficult for you to be understood, and can result in serious professional or social setbacks.
A Standard American Accent is characterized by a “neutral” quality. It’s sometimes called the accent without an accent. It’s often associated with the speech of news broadcasters and to many ears sounds “mainstream” and well-educated. Relaxed and fluid, the pronunciation and intonation of the American accent sends a clear message free of distractions.
At AccentsOff, our accent reduction classes help you learn features of the Standard American accent gradually, at a pace that is comfortable for you. Our team of licensed speech pathologists and certified instructors have extensive experience in accent reduction training and communication disorder remediation along with professional backgrounds in music, acting, and writing.
If you would like to learn more about how to speak with the Standard American accent, call AccentsOff today at 212-729-1304 or contact us here to set up a free evaluation.
If you want the confidence of clear and powerful speech, contact AccentsOff today.