“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. Once you start to speak your English with American intonation, you will immediately experience clarity with your overall pronunciation. 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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Why Our Accent Reduction
Training Classes Work
You will be trained by a speech pathologist with a specialty in accent reduction. Our approach provides a noticeable difference with your speech after two or three sessions. We understand that professionals are busy and need results quickly. We place practice in your day so you can practice your new speech at work. We offer a variety of difference types of accent reduction training classes, in our Denver office or online.
Private Accent Reduction Classes in Denver or Online
Quick Speech Clarity Program. This is a four session accent reduction training class where we teach you how 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. This accent reduction training class eight sessions. 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 is a 12 session program that 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 $499-1099. Check with your company to see if they pay for or subsidize professional development training.
Purchase the Accent Reduction 101 book 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.
Elizabeth Peterson, Denver’s leading speech therapist and executive speech coach for over 22 years and is the author of Accent Reduction 101, Third Edition 2017 and Speak Like a Broadcaster & Lead Like a CEO, Third Edition 2017 . Learn More
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Elizabeth Peterson M.A., CCC-SLP Speech Therapist
Speech Therapist & Executive Speech Coach for over 22 years
Licensed speech therapist in the State of Colorado
Certified with the American Speech Language Hearing Association