This is a great community education class I teach for Portland Community College (PCC). I only teach this class once a term. The class is from 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM on a Thursday evening and held on the Willow Creek campus in Hillsboro. This class focuses on correct pronunciation of the vowel sounds of American English. You will learn how to pronounce vowels used in English through tongue movement, lip placement, and mouth opening; how to make stressed and weak vowel sounds; and how to "hear" all the vowel sounds of American English. By the end of the class you will have a much better ability to both hear and pronounce the vowel sounds that we use when speaking English!
Since this is a PCC class you will need register through PCC to attend. Please follow this link to register:
The address of the class is 241 SW Edgeway Drive (SW 185th and Baseline), Hillsboro, Oregon. If you take the MAX it will drop you off right in front of the building. The cost of the class is approximately $35.
Speech Language Pathology Portland Oregon Accent Modification and Accent Reduction
Welcome to Accent Modification and Accent Reduction in Portland!
Our Group Welcome to our group! Accent Reduction Portland is a 100% free-to-join social and educational group started by 2011 by a nationally certified speech language pathologist specializing in accent modification and communication training.
Our Group Members Our members are persons from throughout the world who speak English as a non-native language. Members are professionals or students who have an adequate use of the English language but would like to improve how they communicate using American English. We are a fun and welcoming group that likes to have a good time while learning how to speak more effectively and with confidence!
Our Events We have events every month. Most of our events are free or at minimal cost. One of our most popular events is a monthly seminar. At this event we socialize before participating in an hour long training in areas such as American English pronunciation (vowel and consonant sounds), rules for conversational pronunciation, speech rate, speech volume, non-verbal language, presentation skills, and interview skills. The content of the free seminars is exactly the same that is provided in accent reduction training courses for companies, classes, individual students, and universities – only it is free to group members. To find out what our members think of the group go to: http://www.meetup.com/Pronunciation-Portlan...
Our Trainer This group was founded and is managed by Darren J. Packard, MS, CCC/SLP a speech-language pathologist who specializes in accent reduction and communication training. He is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is an Oregon licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. He has over 17,000 hours and 15 years of experience training people in accent reduction and communication skills, is currently faculty as an adjunct lecturer at Portland State University, faculty for Portland Community College, and teaches classes for Pacific University. For more information please visit LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/darren-packard/...
Private Training and “Small, Intensive Classes” Packard Communications, which was founded in 2002 by Darren J. Packard M.S.,CCC/SLP, is a company providing accent reduction and communication skills training in the Portland, Oregon area and throughout the world via live, online web-based training. They offer speech-language evaluations (“Communication Assessments”), 1:1 private training, and “Small, Intensive Accent Reduction Training Classes”. For more information visit: http://www.packardcommunications.com/