Accent Reduction and Communication Skills Training
Speaking Your Best 24-Week Video Conferencing/Telephone Accent Reduction Course
This 24-week accent reduction course is designed for non-native speakers of English who have weaknesses in several areas of spoken English that makes interferes with communication. This course is also designed for individuals who want to go at a slower or have several different goals that they want to master.
All classes are private and are held once a week for one hour. Participate in weekly video conferencing classes using Skype or Face Time. Class days and times are flexible. You choose the time that is most convenient for you. If you need to cancel a class because of a meeting or other obligation, re-schedule your class to a different day and time. Just let your instructor know ahead of time.
Tuition fees include access to Speaking Your Best Online, weekly homework assignments and correspondence via emails and audio files in between classes.
Examples of skills that have been addressed with previous clients include the following. Please note that this is not a complete list.
pronunciation of accented sounds
using an appropriate speaking rate in all speaking situations
making your voice heard
mastery of basic grammar skills
American English stressing and intonation patterns
common American English expressions and idioms
social conversational skills: for example, making introductions, what to say to new people, making conversations
facilitating a business conference call
delivery of presentations
how to speak tactfully and diplomatically
how to speak concisely and to the point
understanding the American culture in the workplace