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Accent Improvement

Improve your communication effectiveness! We can provide Accent Reduction for any foreign or regional accent. We can help you …

Our Accent Modification Program at American Cultural Immersion provides group and individual services for adults for whom English is not their first language in order to improve communicative effectiveness and confidence through instruction and practice.

In this Program, participants learn to develop competency with the prosodic features of Mainstream American English or MAE (stress, rhythm, pitch, intensity and intonation) and convey meaning and intent through individual words as well as simple and complex messages in formal and casual speech.

Participants are given practice to increase their phonological awareness and production of the English phonemes through rhyming, segmentation and elision tasks.
English language learners attending this program, become familiar with the functional application of common American idiomatic expressions for improved understanding and use and have opportunities to practice them in casual speech.

These services normally include an evaluation which consists of an interview, assessment and preliminary feedback immediately following the evaluation itself. Additionally a follow-up written report is provided in order to document evaluation results and recommendations.

Group Coaching Sessions

Group Coaching sessions provide a realistic communication context in which adults can practice communication skills. This approach provides a supportive social environment with peers to assist in generalization of skills. Goals are established jointly with each client and his or her family member(s). Innovative treatment strategies include computer-assisted learning, video taping, and role-play in everyday communicative contexts. Accent Modification sessions at American Cultural Immersion are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. We use a variety of techniques and strategies to facilitate progress.

In these groups you will learn:
How to improve communication and speech.
The American accent in order to be understood
Improve your American accent in order to sound more native
Transform your regional accent into a more standard American accent

Our accent modification training at American Cultural Immersion is …

designed for business professionals, instructors, and students
individually desiged and tailored to each individual

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