What is Accent Reduction?
Accent reduction is a systematic method for changing speech patterns, including pronunciation, intonation, and rhythm.
Through Accent Reduction services, you will become familiar with the basic sounds of spoken English and identify those that are challenging for you. You will learn how rate, melody, rhythm and placement are as important for clear speech as properly formed vowels and consonants. When necessary, vocal presentation including pitch, loudness, and intonation will be addressed. In general, you’ll begin to hear and feel how to modify your speech to communicate more clearly, and achieve a more Canadian sounding speech.
Who Can Benefit from Training?
Anyone who speaks English as a second language or whose accent impacts their personal or professional life.
You may find accent reduction services helpful if you:
What can I expect from Accent Reduction therapy?
With your commitment to therapy, an Accent Reduction program will help you to:
In particular, therapy will enable you to:
When can I expect improvement?
No two individuals are the same. Rate and degree of improvement depend on a number of factors, such as the extent of the foreign accent, additional needs such as grammatical or voice improvement, and commitment to the program. Foreign accent reduction takes hard work and dedication. Individuals who attend recommended sessions and practice diligently can expect a significant change in their accent or dialect.
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