Accent Reduction and Communication Skills Training
Browse the main categories of our web site below regarding accent reduction services and how you can improve your American English. You can also look through a detailed list of the pages within Speaking Your Best.
Courses, descriptions, and costs Speaking Your Best offers a variety of accent reduction courses, from short-term to extended courses. Take a look at each type of course to find the one that best fits your needs.
Video conferencing accent reduction classes Participate in private accent reduction classes using free video conferencing with Skype at work in the comfort of your own home at a day and time that is convenient for you. No travel time makes these classes a must for busy professionals!
Telephone accent reduction classes Receiving accent reduction training via the telephone is a popular option for professionals, especially for those who travel often, or who want to take classes at work where video conferencing is not an option. Telephone training can also enhance your ability to hear the difference between accented and American English sounds, which is the first step in changing an accent.
Products Speaking Your Best offers the comprehensive SYB Self-Study DVD/CD program, and the SYB Consonant and Vowel Illustrations book for purchase. If you are a speech coach, ESL trainer, or speech pathologist, the APALS (Adult Pronunciation and Language Screening) will help you pinpoint client weaknesses so that you can develop a customized accent reduction program.
Self-Study Accent Reduction Programs Are you interested in improving your American English skills, but prefer to study at home at your convenience? Speaking Your Best will develop a customized program for you, based on results of an in-depth speech assessment. This 12-week program will provide you with weekly lessons and includes all practice materials to help you achieve your goals!
Accent Reduction Online Speaking Your Best will soon offer a comprehensive four-month online accent reduction program. Receive a speech assessment to pinpoint your areas of need, access all activities in our members log in area, and receive three free video conferencing/telephone classes at any time during your four month program!
Free Video Lessons Watch Speaking Your Best's free video lessons to learn American English sounds and speaking techniques. Get an idea of Cheryl's teaching style and techniques to decide if you would like to take private classes.
Success Stories Read what people who have completed Speaking Your Best accent reduction courses have to say about the improvement they have made in their American English!
Accent Guidelines Speaking Your Best provides accent guidelines for different accents. Learn which sounds you may be struggling with and how to pronounce them.
American English Tips Read tips on how to improve your spoken English. Just click on your native language.