Accent Reduction 101 Continuing Education Course

Onsite or Online Speech Pathology CEU Course

The Most Comprehensive Program
For Assessment, Training and Business Start Up


Nationwide there is fantastic opportunity for speech and language professionals to offer accent reduction and other corporate communication services. Accent Reduction 101 fully outlines how to identify accented patterns and provides a full step-by-step guide on how to offer accent reduction programs. This is a lucrative opportunity. Companies and individuals seek out these professionals and the familiarity and demand is growing. Learn how you can change to your career and lifestyle by becoming a corporate communication specialist.

Day 1 and 2 Options Available!

(This course is offered for up to 1.0 ASHA CEUs 2 days or .55 for day one only, Intermediate level, Professional area.)
Accent Reduction 101 Course Details
Day 1 Only:
Early Bird – $289**
Standard Rate – $309


Both Days:
Early Bird – $399**
Standard Rate – $419
** 30 days prior to course


Option 1: On Location

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Option 2: Online Webinar
Webinar format is WebEx. You will receive your book and an email with more information a week prior to course. Learn More.

Current Course Dates:

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*Receive 15% off of total price when enrolling in more than one course or registering as a group of 3 or more. Must register together.

Seminar Schedule:

8:00AM                 Registration

8:30AM                 Course Begins

12:00-1:00PM      Lunch (On your own)

3:30PM                  Day One Conclusion

2:30PM                  Day Two Conclusion

What to Expect from Your Accent Reduction 101 Course

The Accent Reduction 101 Instructor’s Manual is included with course. (A $219 Value)


Day 1: Assessment and Teaching Principals
(.55 ASHA CEUs)

  • List and contrast accented habits across cultures.
  • Describe how to eliminate accented traits.
  • Understand how American intonation is the foundation
    for accent reduction
  • Explain how to teach consonant and vowel sounds.
  • Assess and profile accented speech samples.
  • Learn other corporate communication opportunities

Day 2: Deep Training and Business Basics
(Total 1.0 ASHA CEUs)

Continues with the cultural features of oral resonance, voice placement, diaphragm breathing and how it all relates to effective communication. Deep assessment and building three 12-week programs will be a major practicum. Business basics and how to launch a practice will be taught. This is an opportunity that can be done on the side or be a full time venture.

  • Explain resonance and vocal pitch relationships
  • Explain how to teach voice improvement and diaphragm breathing.
  • Apply deeper assessment techniques and clinically build 3 different accent reduction 12 hour programs.
  • Summarize how to launch a business with the ability to:
    • Demonstrate techniques for presenting fees with
    • List insider tips for approaching corporations.
    • Understand the basics for writing “Service Level Agreements” for companies
    • Summarize marketing and advertising strategies that work.
    • Summarize other aspects of corporate communication opportunities.
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Day One
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Accented behaviors across cultures
9:00-9:30 How clients can use their skills functionally in the real world
9:30-10:15 Intonation: The foundation for accent reduction

  • Slowing down fast speech
  • Eliminating facial and laryngeal tension
  • Oral resonation application
  • Eliminating foreign speech traits
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Practicum: Teaching intonation and reducing muscular tension
11:00-12:00 Assessing and profiling regional and foreign speech
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 Pronunciation of consonant sounds
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:30 Teaching vowel sounds to clients
3:30 Adjourn


Day Two
8:00-8:30 Sign in
8:30-9:00 Cultural differences of oral resonance
9:00-10:00 How to teach optimal, vocal pitch and diaphragm breathing.
Practicum: Teaching the skills to others
10:00-11:00 Practicum: Deep Assessment and Program Design: Clinically build three 12-week programs for 3 cultural groups: Japanese, French, Columbian/Spanish. Identify similarities and differences across programs.
11:00-11:30 Turn your skills into cash! How to start a small business

  • Building clientele and practice management
  • Marketing and advertising skills
11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30-2:00 Business Development Continued…

  • Techniques on presenting fees with confidence
  • Key points for writing service agreements with corporations
  • Practicum: Building a business plan
2:00 Adjourn


Liz Peterson - CEU Instructor

About Your Presenter…

Elizabeth Peterson has been a speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. During the last 10 years of her career she has focused on opportunities in corporate communication such as accent reduction, public speaking and presentation training and other exciting aspects of that arena.

She has spent the last decade researching traits of accented speech and comparing the differences to standard American English. Ms. Peterson has many published works in the area of accent reduction and corporate communication. She has been very successful offering these services both on an individual client level and corporate contracts nationwide.

Her practice in Denver, Colorado is now full time with associates under her offering these services. She is excited to be presenting to her colleagues on this subject matter that is very interesting and lucrative.

By Monday, you will be ready for your first client!


Intended for: Speech-Language Pathologists and Teachers of English as a Second Language

Financial Disclosure Statement: Elizabeth Peterson is the owner of Speech and Voice Enterprises. She also has published books available for purchase and receives royalty from them. Non-Financial Disclosure Statement: She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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