- Online = Video Conferencing = $300
- Includes three fifty-minute sessions online using video conferencing
- Includes initial accent evaluation
- Includes a copy of print and audio study materials
- Best value
- Provides flexibility to try three classes before committing to our program
- Each 50 minute session after the first three may be purchased one at a time for $60
- No long-term commitment required
- Three sessions is the minimum number of trial sessions for all new online clients
- Free re-evaluation for all clients who complete twelve or more sessions
- Availability seven days a week including times outside of typical business hours
What Is Included?
The cost of our Online Accent Reduction Starter Program is a total of $300 without any additional fees. This price includes the comprehensive online initial accent evaluation, three private fifty-minute classes using video conferencing, over one hundred pages of study materials, and five audio discs. The study materials and audio discs are used by our students to complete three to thirty minutes of daily progress between their weekly classes.
How Does This Work?
Please start by paying for your Online Accent Reduction Starter Program using the Buy Now link at the bottom of this page. We accept PayPal or any major credit card. After payment, students will be redirected to a link allowing them to access our online initial accent evaluation. The evaluation is available twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and will allow students to record speech samples using our online recorder. Please allow thirty to forty-five minutes to complete the evaluation. Students can expect to receive an e-mail and phone call from our staff typically within forty-eight hours to provide them with the results and to schedule their first private class.
Our classes are offered by appointment only and the majority of our students use the free online video conferencing software, Skype. Appointment times are available seven days per week, including times outside of typical business hours in the United States and flexibility to see our students who live outside of the United States. Students will have the opportunity to work with the same accent coach for all of their classes. We typically schedule one fifty-minute class per week and provide homework practice to be completed between each class.
Students can expect to hear their own accent reduction within the first class and their accent coaches will monitor their weekly progress. An individualized lesson plan will be written for each class based only on exactly what a student needs according to the results from their initial accent evaluation and weekly progress. We teach Standard American English pronunciation of three to five new sounds per week in addition to lessons regarding intonation, rhythm, syllable stress, speaking rate, dialect, and industry specific language.
Once students have completed the three sessions included in the Online Accent Reduction Starter Program, they will have the opportunity to purchase additional online accent classes for the cost of $60.00 per class. Classes can be purchased individually each week prior to the class. Most individuals complete twelve accent reduction classes because of our evidenced based approach. To date, all of our students have decreased their accent by 50% or more within twelve sessions.
We use a standardized approach to ensure the progress of each student regardless of the initial percentage of their accent, native language or languages, or how long they have lived in the United States. We also use a standardized evaluation to determine the exact percentage of your accent before classes and a similar re-evaluation to determine exactly how much the student has reduced their accent after completing twelve private classes. A complimentary re-evaluation is offered to all students who complete twelve classes.