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25 09, 2014

Accent Reduction: Food Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:53-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

22 09, 2014

English accent training: Difficult Accents

2017-03-23T06:46:53-05:00By |

In a globalized world, people are finding it easier to talk to each other. However, a heavy foreign accent can be just as big of a hindrance to clear communication as a language barrier. When a foreign English speaker with a heavy accent is speaking with a native English speaker, both parties know they are [...]

18 09, 2014

Accent Reduction Program: post accent training

2017-03-28T05:54:49-05:00By |

What to Do After Your Accent Reduction Program is Over An accent reduction program may last 1-6 months or longer depending on client progress. A quality accent reduction program will help you speak in a clearer, confident voice that is free of linguistic traits, such as received pronunciation or a southern drawl, that many have [...]

15 09, 2014

Accent Reduction Programs: Motivation

2017-03-28T05:54:48-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Programs: What does your accent convey? Each year, thousands of people around the world enroll in accent reduction programs. They wish to learn how to communicate in American English as effectively as possible. During the consultation portion of many accent reduction programs, accent coaches will often ask potential clients to provide them with [...]

11 09, 2014

American Accent Training: Modern Materials

2017-03-23T06:46:53-05:00By |

American accent Training: The perils of trusting outdated information The overall process to reduce your native accent and can be a long and difficult road, especially if proper teaching methods and materials are not employed. American accent training has become increasingly popular due to overseas travel, social media and a general desire to assimilate to [...]

8 09, 2014

English Accent Training: Modifying your accent at home

2017-03-23T06:46:54-05:00By |

English accent training: The role of stress and emotion   English accent training is a process that takes time. Some people can incorporate learned English accent training techniques into their speech rather quickly. Many others may find themselves slipping back into pronunciation habits common to their native language when they are tired or faced with [...]

4 09, 2014

Accent Reduction Programs: Accentism in the media

2017-03-28T05:54:48-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Programs: How Social Media Contributes to Accentism Researchers at the University of Manchester broadly define accentism as, " the frustration a person with a foreign accent experiences after modifying their accent, believing they are conceding to public pressure when they adopt a speech pattern that makes them sound different than they are accustomed [...]

1 09, 2014

Accent Reduction: Work and Office Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:54-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

28 08, 2014

Accent Reduction Programs: Accentism

2017-03-28T05:54:48-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Programs: A Matter of Perception People have various reasons for their interest in accent reduction programs. Often the desire to change one's accent is financially motivated. There is a school of thought that by reducing a foreign accent, the person in question can relate to their co-workers conversations more easily and become empowered [...]

25 08, 2014

Accent Reduction: Idioms Related to Misfortune

2017-03-23T06:46:55-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

18 08, 2014

English Accent Training: How Stress Impacts the Accent

2017-03-23T06:46:56-05:00By |

English Accent Training: How Stress Impacts the Accent A basic concept introduced in English accent training is the idea that if you are uncertain how to pronounce a particular word, you can minimize the chances that you will mispronounce the word by blending the first syllable of a difficult word with the final syllable of [...]

14 08, 2014

Accent Reduction: Time Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:56-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

11 08, 2014

Accent Reduction: Happiness Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:56-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips One of the greatest challenges even a well educated person faces when trying to sound more American is the use of the confusing American idioms in the workplace. When these terms cause a an awkward pause in conversation or draw attention to an obvious inaccurate syllable stress pattern, you can still end [...]

7 08, 2014

English Accent Training: How to Neutralize Your Accent at Home

2017-03-23T06:46:56-05:00By |

English Accent Training: How to Neutralize Your Accent at Home As businesses continue to thrive and expand in a global setting, the need for effective communication rises with it. English accent training has become a necessity for foreign business professionals hoping  for personal improvement and the ability to close business deals consistently in an intensely [...]

4 08, 2014

English Accent Training: How Music Helps With Proper Pronunciation

2017-03-28T05:54:48-05:00By |

English Accent Training: How Music Can Help With Proper Pronunciation Music exists in different languages, but songs in standard American English can be heard everywhere. Foreign musicians themselves who want to enter in the American scene aim to lessen their accents in order to heighten their accessibility with American audiences and pay homage to their [...]

31 07, 2014

Accent Reduction Program: Famous People Who Dropped Their Native Accents

2017-03-28T05:54:48-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Program: Famous People Who Dropped Their Native Accents An accent reduction program can really make a person sound like a native speaker of a local language. Traces of their original accent can be reduced and substantially minimized through exercises and drills which help individuals sound like native English speakers. It is important to [...]

28 07, 2014

Accent Reduction Program-Can Code Switching Help Accent Reduction?

2017-03-28T05:54:48-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Program: The Value of Code Switching Effective communication is definitely one of the keys to any successful business endeavor. Being able to convey your thoughts in a clear and concise manner helps speed up the exchange of opinions while minimizing the amount of misunderstanding in the process. As any accent reduction program would [...]

24 07, 2014

Accent Reduction: Friendship Idioms

2017-03-23T06:46:57-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who come in for accent reduction sessions, have advanced degrees and have excellent command of the English language. Given the evolving state of the English language; however, they may not understand informal slang and phrases that are regularly used in the workplace, and on various [...]

21 07, 2014

English Accent Training: What Foreign Accents Communicate

2017-03-23T06:46:57-05:00By |

English Accent Training: How Accents Affect Communication People have a natural preference for their native accent. Because of this, native speakers easily recognize when another person is not a native speaker simply by paying attention to their accent. Although one’s accent does not impede the proper use of grammar and pronunciation skills, English accent training [...]

17 07, 2014

Accent Reduction Programs: Reexamining the Canadian Accent Part 2

2017-03-28T05:54:47-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Programs: Canadian Prairie Speech In the first article of our series on Canadian accents, we discussed how linguist Charles Boberg was inspired by the Canadian accents featured in the 2002 movie Fubar to delve deeper into Canadian English. The result of these efforts, a book entitled The English Language in Canada: Status, History [...]