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17 09, 2012

Standard Spanish: Is Castilian or Peninsular Spanish the standard for dialect and accent across all Spanish speaking countries?

2017-03-23T06:47:22-05:00By |

Second to English and Chinese, Spanish is one of the widest spoken languages in the world, with over twenty nations claiming it as their official tongue. One of the Romance Languages (descended from common or "vulgar" Latin), Spanish shares syntax similarities to Italian, French, Romanian and Portuguese, among others. The modern Castilian region of [...]

12 09, 2012

Are VOA News Special English Videos on YouTube good for accent reduction?

2017-03-23T06:47:22-05:00By |

What is the VOA News Special English video series? Voice Of America  (VOA) News Special English videos emphasize that individuals can observe the natural rhythm of the American Accent  while learning about current events across a variety of subjects, including world news, business, entertainment and technology. Users can access the videos via VOA's website or [...]

7 09, 2012

Are Accent Reduction Classes Popular Among MBA Students?

2017-03-23T06:47:22-05:00By |

The Value of An American Education In today's global economy, international MBA students are choosing to study in America, believing the American educational  experience combined with a learned comfort level interpreting the American accent will place them ahead of equally qualified job candidates. Every year more than 1,400,000  exchange students apply to  study abroad, with [...]

28 08, 2012

Types of Accents and Dialects Heard in California

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

The Roots of the California Accent The California accent is at a young stage of development. As late as 1941, David DeCamp believed the California accent to be similar to the non-rhotic speech of the east coast; however the accent is closer in tone to the Midwest accent. Upon moving to Los Angeles many actors [...]

26 08, 2012

Don’t Name an Asteroid

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

 1. When people find your accent funny, they start ignoring you.   2. When people ignore you, you become more assertive.   3. When you become more assertive, you feel compelled to declare your love.   4. When you feel compelled to declare your love, you name a star after your girlfriend.   5. [...]

12 07, 2012

Common American Idioms – Part Five

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

Accent reduction students from all over the world participate in our online classes for accent reduction. One of their favorite parts of the class is learning about the American idioms and other common English sayings. In a continuing part of our idioms series, we feature down to the wire, get a leg up, and tie [...]

3 07, 2012

What is the Language of Science and Global Commerce?

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

There are thousands of languages spoken throughout the world. Of course, individuals use these languages for communication, entertainment, reading and writing purposes involving a variety of subjects. Today, some of the most important fields are science, commerce (business), aviation, and the internet. Each one requires ongoing communication, clarity, and precision when sharing information. Because science [...]

10 06, 2012

Common American English Idioms – Part Four

2017-03-23T06:47:24-05:00By |

Accent reduction students from all over the world participate in our online classes for accent reduction.  One of their favorite parts of the class is learning about the American idioms and other common English sayings.  In a continuing part of our idioms series, we feature down to the wire, get a leg up, and tie [...]