Accent Reduction Intensive Online Course

The Accent Reduction Intensive Online Course is for students who are ready to go beyond the basics and focus on an intensive program to rapidly improve their American accent.

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Accent Reduction Audio Courses

Are you looking for an accent reduction audio course that you can use on your Smartphone or personal audio player?

Here are two audio courses that will teach you techniques to reduce your accent. I’ll tell you a bit about both of them.

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Accent Reduction Classes

The American Pronunciation Course is an excellent choice for people who want to study accent reduction and American English pronunciation online.

This class is an excellent choice for people who want to study accent reduction and American English pronunciation online.

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One Big Reason Why You Speak With an Accent

Many people realize that their foreign accent keeps Americans from understanding them when they speak English, but they don’t know exactly what their pronunciation problems are. That’s how an Accent Assessment can help you.

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American Accent Book for the iPad

We are pleased to announce that we now have an accent reduction for the iPad.

In each chapter you’ll learn rules, tips and patterns that you can use right away to begin speaking American English more clearly.
You’ll hear every word and sentence spoken by a native American English speaker.

In this ibook you’ll get specific instruction on how to speak English clearly and confidently.

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Why Do You Speak American English With an Accent?

If you were born outside the United States, you probably have an accent when you speak English.

In this short article I will explain why you have a an accent. Then I will explain 3 areas you must study if you want to reduce your accent.

First of all let’s talk about why you have an accent.

According to the Linguistic Society of America, “a ‘foreign’ accent occurs when a person speaks a new language using the familiar sounds and patterns of their first language.”

Simply stated, you are probably using the sounds and patterns of your native language when you speak English.

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Accent Reduction Training on Skype Video

In my Accent Reduction Training Course I work with you one-on-one via Skype video to help you achieve your American English communication goals. This course is designed for professionals who want to reduce their foreign accents and communicate comfortably and effectively with American English speaking clients, colleagues and coworkers.

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How Long Will It Take To Reduce My Accent?

Most people born outside of the United States will never sound like a native born American English speaker, but you can make changes to your current speech that will enable Americans to understand you.

Everyone is capable of learning new sounds and patterns that will make their speech more comprehensible.

Using these new sounds patterns will make speaking English much more enjoyable for you and for your listeners!

How long it takes to improve your accent depends on a few variables. These include:

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The Schwa Sound in American English

In order to reduce your accent effectively, it is absolutely critical that you learn to use the schwa vowel sound. In this article I will explain what the schwa sound is and why using the schwa will improve your accent.

What is the schwa sound?….

The schwa sound is the most common vowel sound in North American English. The schwa sounds like “uh”. It is pronounced with the mouth and tongue in a very relaxed position.

The schwa sound can be represented by any vowel. The IPA symbol for schwa is /ə/.

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American English Intonation Patterns

Perhaps you have heard people say that intonation creates the music of spoken American English. That’s because English speakers use different types of intonation or pitch patterns in sentences and phrases. These intonation patterns, which are not visible in the written language, are extremely important because they convey meaning. If you are not aware of how Americans use these pitch or intonation patterns you could risk confusing or offending your listeners.

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