Accent reduction, accent modification, pronunciation and intonation training
Do you often wonder how to get people to stop asking you to repeat yourself?
Are you 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?
Perhaps you speak too quickly, or you don’t stress the right words. Maybe you have an issue with connecting words like “can” and “the.” Your speech may feel choppy… or somehow the connections between words just don’t flow naturally.
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
Standard American English is sometimes called the accent without an accent. SAE is often associated with the speech of news broadcasters and to many ears sounds “mainstream” and well-educated. Relaxed and fluid, the American accent sends a clear message free of distractions.
Along with targeting pronunciation, we also guide you towards improved prosody, so that you can master the intonation, rhythms, and stress patterns of American English. As a child, you developed natural speech inflections that expressed your native language and culture. When you learned English, you may have kept that original prosody.
This can make communication difficult, no matter how broad your vocabulary.
How to learn the American Accent
Our American Accent training course helps you learn features of the Standard American accent gradually, at a pace that is comfortable for you. Our team of speech pathologists and expert instructors have extensive experience in accent reduction training, along with professional backgrounds in music, voice, acting, and writing.
We understand how important is to feel like you belong, and we will help you get there.
If you would like to learn more about American Accent training, contact us here to set up a discovery call and free evaluation.
If you want the confidence of clear and powerful speech, contact AccentsOff today.