Accent Reduction Training Classes

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“I have been in this country for over 10 years. Why haven’t I reduced my accent?!”

how can I reduce my accent?

We understand accent reduction and offer many classes and training options taught by Elizabeth Peterson, a licensed Speech Pathologist and author of Accent Reduction 101.

 

Every cultural group has their own melody style for talking. When someone learns a second language like English, it is normal to speak it in the melody style of your first language. Too much muscular force and missing sounds also creates 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 23 years and has worked with accented professionals in her Denver practice for over 12 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.

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Three Major Differences for Speaking American English with Less Accent

 

  • Intonation. Speaking in a new melody pattern that has a lot of pitch changes. The melody is always moving and is not monotone or spoken in one pitch pattern which is a common speaking style for many people seeking accent reduction.
  • Mouth Movement: American English requires more mouth movement with the lips, tongue and jaw compared to most languages. This will be a new way of talking.
  • Speech Rate and Syllable Length: Due to the American intonation style and having more range of motion with the mouth, sound segments or individual syllables or held slightly longer compared languages. Due to the longer syllable sound segments, the rate of speed in which English is spoken will feel slower.

 

You will learn how to speak with American intonation and the other behaviors described naturally in our accent reduction training classes.

1. Private accent reduction training classes available in our Denver office or online

Why Our Accent Reduction
Training Classes Work

We are experts in understanding the cultural speech behaviors across world languages. We will identify the behaviors in your speech that is 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 in 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 skills will be acheived.

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ACCENT REDUCTION TRAINING CLASS OPTIONS

We offer three different private accent reduction training classes. Instruction is available in Denver or online.

Private Accent Reduction Classes in Denver or Online
  • Elizabeth Peterson, Speech therapist and coach provides accent reduction training for man from IndiaQuick Speech Clarity Program. The focus for this accent reduction class is to speak your English using American intonation. Speaking with American intonation, instead of the melody pattern from your first language is the first and most important step in reducing your accent and sounding clear. In addition to sounding more clear, you will eliminate many of your accented habits such as talking too fast, choppy, monotone or too forceful. Most people notice results after 2-3 weeks. Enjoy never having to repeat yourself again.
  • Learning the Missing Sounds Program. After you learn how to speak with American intonation, you will be ready to learn the missing sounds. Sounds typically targeted are /TH, ING, F, V, W, SH, CH and vocalic R and L/ and vowel sound training. Learning the missing sounds from your English will further enhance your speech clarity and overall pronunciation.
  • Full Accent Reduction Program and Business Communication Training. This accent reduction class covers all aspects of how to reduce your accent as well as other important communication behaviors such as speaking from a diaphragm breath and voice skills. More time is available to work on more complicated sounds such blended consonants, word endings, advanced /R/ and /L/. There is time available to address public speaking and presentation training, leading meetings or other aspects of your job.
  • Pricing: The pricing includes your book, auditory support and private instruction scheduled at your convenience. Paying in monthly installments is available and discounts are applied when paid in full. Pricing begins from $499-1299. Check with your company to see if they pay for or subsidize professional development training.
Small Group Evening Classes in our Denver Office or Online

Elizabeth Peterson Speech Therapist and coach can offer customization in her 4 week accent reduction trainingWe offer a 4 week Accent Reduction and English pronunciation improvement class from 6:15-8:00pm several times a year. It can either be taken in our office or join us online. We currently do not have group classes scheduled online.

 

After completion of your accent reduction class, the following skills will be achieved:

 

4 Session Speech Clarity Class

  • Speak American English in the American cultural style. Noticeable improvement in 2-3 sessions.
  • Eliminate the interfering behaviors not required for English such as monotone, forceful with too much tension and fast choppy speech.
  • Real world practice blended into your day naturally.
  • Experience clearer English and not having to repeat yourself.

 

8 Session Sounding More American Class

Everything from the four-session class plus:

  • Training on the most commonly use consonant sounds such as /th, f, v, w, sh, ch/ and American /R/. Your program is custom designed and sounds will be determined after assessment.
  • Diaphragm breathing. Most accented speakers who speak English fast or are monotone, tend to speak from a shallow breath. Learning how to speak from a diaphragm breath will have you speaking your English with greater ease and you will also experience better comfort.

 

12 Session Full Accent Reduction and Business Communication Skills Program

Everything from the 8-session class plus:

  • Learn all of the complex English sounds
  • Learn the vowel sounds and have better American resonance
  • Hands-on coaching. We work on your conversational English at the highest level. Receive public speaking coaching while delivering presentations, leading meeting, phone conferencing or anything you would like coaching to ensure successful carry over of your new English skills.



Onsite Accent Reduction Training at Company Locations in Denver and Nationwide

Please call us to discuss your needs and type of training of interest. More information is on our Business Communication Training page on types of training and group sizes.

Self Study

Interested in a self study program?

 

Purchase the Accent Reduction 101 book with auditory support and/or watch our recorded-live accent reduction seminar for business professionals online, taught by Elizabeth Peterson, speech pathologist and accent reduction specialist.

 

All lessons have clear directions, multiple examples and the auditory support provide examples for all sounds and lessons. Online classes have the added benefit of completing the coursework from the comfort of your computer.

 

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