Learn How To Modify Your Accent

Improve Your Language Skills, Speak More Clearly and Improve Communication

Sound, intonation, and rhythm patterns are different in each language or dialect. If a speaker wants to learn Standard Global English, they must first learn to hear (and see and feel) the differences between their current speech patterns and Standard English. It is then that goals can be established and new speaking patterns and habits taught and learned, through targeted exercises, practice, and carryover techniques. Accent modification may also include achieving increased awareness of English grammar, and differences in various cultural communication styles. Accent work may be combined with improving overall voice use and enhancing communication skills for professional speech.

 Classes Address

  1. Ability to distinguish between correct and incorrect American English pronunciation
  2. Exercises to improve speech and sound errors, intonation, and grammar
  3. Practice and activities that are effective and fun
  4. Carryover assignments that include downloadable audio and text
  5. Practice using your most frequently used professional vocabulary
  6. Oral reading of language related to your business/profession
  7. Practice delivering short talks
  8. Conversational dialogues and talking on the telephone

To find out if accent modification is right for you, take a free screening take a free screening. You will need a microphone and approximately 10 minutes to complete this screening. You will be redirected to the Compton Online website. If you are unable to access the recorder, Contact Us and we will send you the screener.

If you would like an overview of the major speech sound differences between your native language and Standard American English, contact me. It will tell you the speech issues and problems that speakers of your native language encounter most frequently when speaking English.


JOIN ME ON February 4th at 6:30 PM

Join me on February 4th at 6:30 pm for a practice session focusing on one of the trickiest sounds for many non-native English speakers-the "th" sound. I'll show you how it's produced, and then we'll practice together-at whatever level you're at.
We'll practice linking the sound in connected speech to both vowels and consonants, and I'll show you some cool tricks that you may not be aware of that will help you produce this sound SO much easier.
We'll use it in some of the words and phrases you say "all THE time"-the, they, them, there, those... and then we'll practice it in some semi-structured exercises and fun conversation.
I'll also talk about the two different "the" sounds and how you can nail them.
If there is time left over, I will answer any and all of your English speaking related questions... they can be about sounds, intonation, voice, how to practice, mindset... anything.
Hope you can join!
Judy

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