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.
- Ability to distinguish between correct and incorrect American English pronunciation
- Exercises to improve speech and sound errors, intonation, and grammar
- Practice and activities that are effective and fun
- Carryover assignments that include downloadable audio and text
- Practice using your most frequently used professional vocabulary
- Oral reading of language related to your business/profession
- Practice delivering short talks
- 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.
There will be a Zoom session on Tuesday, July 21st from 6:15 pm-7:45 pm. Strategies and techniques for communicating in English in a clearer, more concise manner will be discussed and practiced together. We'll talk about ways start connecting to your speech and the language so that you feel authentic and comfortable when expressing yourself in English.
It will be an opportunity to develop your speech and communication skills, and practice in a comfortable, supportive, low key environment where everyone is welcome. There will be time for questions, individual feedback and shared conversation. If you would like to discuss a particular topic or issue, please feel free to contact me and let me know what you would like addressed.
The fee for the class is $20 and can be paid via Venmo or Zelle/Chase Quick Pay. I will send you information for payment and the link for the class after you've contacted me. There is a minimum of 5 people for the class and a maximum of 15. If I do not have 5 people, the class will be postponed and payment refunded. Please feel free to share with others and to contact me with any questions you have at all. I would love your feedback on what you find challenging and what issues you would like addressed and practiced together. The sessions are greatly tailored to suit the needs of the participants.
Hoping your summer is going nicely so far!
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