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17 04, 2014

Accent Reduction: idioms part 34

2017-03-23T06:47:03-05:00By |

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 [...]

14 04, 2014

How to Speak English: American Name Phrases Part 2

2017-03-28T06:09:03-05:00By |

How to Speak English Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who are interested in learning how to speak English with an American accent, 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 [...]

10 04, 2014

Accent Reduction: Idioms part 33

2017-03-23T06:47:05-05:00By |

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 [...]

7 04, 2014

Learn to Speak English: Learning Through Sitcoms part 2

2017-03-23T06:47:05-05:00By |

Learn to Speak English: Which comprehension techniques work best for you? If you have just discovered AccentPros and are eager to learn to speak English by dedicating yourself to one of our many programs, you may be uncertain as to which techniques will yield the best results. Some people are able to learn to speak [...]

3 04, 2014

Learn to Speak English: Accent Perception in Bilingual Children

2017-03-23T06:47:06-05:00By |

Learn to speak English: The push for bilingual speakers As they begin to learn to speak English, studies have shown children show a natural preference for those American dialects which are similar to their own, such as the standard American English accent found in the Midwest. Many parents believe they can eliminate favoritism toward a [...]

31 03, 2014

How to Speak English: American Name Phrases

2017-03-28T06:09:22-05:00By |

How to Speak English Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who are interested in learning how to speak English with an American accent, 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 [...]

27 03, 2014

Accent Reduction: Idioms part 32

2017-03-23T06:47:06-05:00By |

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 [...]

24 03, 2014

Learn to speak English: Learning through sitcoms

2017-03-28T05:54:46-05:00By |

Learn to Speak English: The Power of Television One of the key points we hope you take away from our accents in advertising article series is the idea that you can learn a great deal about how to speak English just by watching commercials on TV, a part of the medium that is often ignored [...]

21 03, 2014

How to Speak English: Name Phrases part 3

2017-03-28T06:08:52-05:00By |

How to Speak English Tips Many of our clients at Accent Pros, who are interested in learning how to speak English with an American accent, 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 [...]

17 03, 2014

Learn to Speak English: Accent Discrimination in The House of Commons

2017-03-28T05:54:46-05:00By |

Learn to Speak English: Overcoming accent prejudice in the UK Recently, select members of the Tory party within the British parliament have been accused of harassing women due to their Northern British accents. The term "northern" is an umbrella term which encompasses those UK dialects found in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, with some defining dialect [...]

13 03, 2014

Accent Reduction: Idioms Part 30

2017-03-23T06:47:07-05:00By |

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 [...]

6 03, 2014

How to Speak English: Accent Attitudes Part 2

2017-03-23T06:47:07-05:00By |

How to speak English: Do You Suffer From "linguistic Insecurity"? Those who decide to take on the task of learning how to speak English and/or reduce their native accent are usually hesitant to do so for a number of reasons, including fear of the unknown in another language and the time and effort required to [...]

3 03, 2014

Learn to Speak English:Accents in Advertising part 4

2017-03-23T06:47:07-05:00By |

Learn to speak English: How particular accents can lead to typecasting When Hollywood producers and casting directors are looking to fill a role, they aren't necessarily looking for a specific actor. Rather they are looking for actors and actresses who are best able to communicate what is written on the page to the audience, while [...]

27 02, 2014

Accent Reduction: American Idioms part 29

2017-03-23T06:47:08-05:00By |

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 [...]

24 02, 2014

English Accent Training: Do Children Need Accent Training?

2017-03-23T06:47:08-05:00By |

English accent training: Are Pronunciation Programs Necessary with Young Children? Humans are born with the ability to make 40 universal sounds, which are then gradually decoded by the brain and associated with specific words and actions. This allows a child's vocabulary and understanding of a language to grow at a far more rapid pace than [...]

20 02, 2014

How to Speak English: Accent Attitudes Part 1

2017-03-23T06:47:08-05:00By |

How to speak English: Tracking the development of accent attitudes Those who decide to take on the task of learning how to speak English and/or reduce their native accent are usually hesitant to do so for a number of reason,  including fear of the unknown in another language and the time and effort required to [...]

17 02, 2014

Accent Reduction: American Idioms part 28

2017-03-23T06:47:08-05:00By |

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 [...]

13 02, 2014

Learn to Speak English: Accents in Advertising part 3

2017-03-23T06:47:08-05:00By |

Learn to Speak English: How are accents being used in advertising? In the world of advertising, agencies always looking for the next big thing that will convince audiences to part with their hard earned money. As we have discussed in the previous installments of our learn to speak English, accents in advertising series. Cartoon and [...]

10 02, 2014

Accent Reduction:American Idioms part 27

2017-03-23T06:47:09-05:00By |

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 [...]

4 02, 2014

Accent Reduction Programs: Robots learning the American Accent part 2

2017-03-28T05:54:45-05:00By |

Accent Reduction Programs: The Rise of Telemarketing Robots In the first article in this series, we discussed how TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer was contacted by what he believed to be a telemarketing robot operating under the name "Samantha West". What was most surprising to Scherer and his colleagues was the voice used by [...]