Foreign Accent Reduction
The Foreign Accent Reduction Program takes the mystery, confusion and contradictions out of how to pronounce American English.
This program is designed for non-native speakers of English. A systematic, sound by sound approach that presents the multiple spellings of each sound, the rules of pronunciation and the specific mechanics of how to produce each sound.
The program focuses primarily on the sounds that cause non-native speakers to be misunderstood. Sounds covered are based on the language background of the individual(s) being coached. My method focuses on re-positioning the lips, tongue and facial muscles to achieve clear, correct articulation of American sounds.
Depending on the length of the program, additional sounds other than the most challenging ones may be included for correction. Corporations may request fully customized professional practice material for group programs (additional fees apply).
Topics addressed are: The Challenges of Pronouncing American English, The Multiple Spellings of Sounds, Position of the Lips, Jaw and Facial Muscles, Adjustments Required in Rhythm and Pacing, Use of Breath and Voice in Sound Production, Monitoring for Correction and Integration, Practice of Words, Phrases and Sentences, Integration of Correction in Business Communication.
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