Accent Modification Services

accent modification


Do people often ask you to repeat yourself?

Do you fear public speaking due to your English pronunciation?

Could improving your pronunciation advance your career?

Would you like to pronounce American English with ease and increased confidence?

Achieve your personal and professional goals by improving your pronunciation in American English!

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

We provide:

    • A comprehensive assessment of your pronunciation and speaking patterns
    • One-on-one instruction provided by a certified speech-language pathologist with expertise in bilingualism
    • Training that fits into your schedule

    Individual

    APackage
    APackage
    • Full speech and language assessment with recommended goals
    • Six 1-hour individual accent training sessions
    • Individual student workbook with lessons and practice activities

    Small Group

    BPackage
    BPackage
    • Complete consonant and vowel analysis for each individual
    • Six 1-hour group sessions
    • Four individualized student workbooks with lessons and practice activities

    Large Group - Team

    CPackage
    CPackage
    • Complete consonant and vowel analysis for each individual
    • Six 1-hour group sessions
    • Activities that target specific situations such as presentations or social events

     

    Not sure which package to choose? Contact us today for a FREE consultation!

    Who can benefit from accent modification programs?

    Many people who come to the United States for work or school may feel a need to modify their accent to improve personal interactions and advance themselves in the workplace. Our bilingual speech-language pathologists can develop an accent modification program for you.

    Is there a difference between Accent Modification and Accent Reduction?

    These are two names for the same type of support. We prefer the term Accent Modification to Accent Reduction because there is not an “accentless” way to speak. English Accent Training is another term that is used. While we most frequently help people with accents in English, accent modification programs can also support native English speakers learning other languages.

    How does accent modification training work?

    Step 1: We analyze our client’s speech and language patterns
    Step 2: We record our clients in different speaking situations.
    Step 3: We evaluate which features of the native language are used when speaking English.
    Step 4: We teach our clients to hear the differences between English produced with and without influences from another language.
    Step 5: We show our clients how to change productions one feature at a time and provide opportunities to practice.

    Why choose Bilinguistics?

    1.  We are published authors and researchers on bilingualism.accent modification

    Our success locally has resulted in national acclaim for our books, presentations,  and evaluation materials as we continue to grow by helping the bilingual community.

    2. We are bilingual and we understand the importance of living in a multicultural world.

    Our group of speech-language pathologists specialize in bilingualism.  We are all certified and licensed bilingual speech-language pathologists with unique expertise in bilingual language development, second language acquisition, and cultural variation.  We understand the intricacies of two (or more) languages interacting and the challenges of working across languages and cultures.  We are here to support your communication needs to make you successful in your endeavors.

    3. Individualized Programs.

    Accent modification is not a one-size-fits-all program. At Bilinguistics, we individualize programs based on our client’s native language, reason for seeking training, and workplace needs.  An effectively designed program combined with a motivated client will yield optimal results.

    4. One-on-one support with immediate feedback.

    Immediate, personalized feedback is essential in an accent modification program.  We will carefully monitor your progress and adjust your program as needed.

    5. Is there a difference between Accent Modification and Accent Reduction?

    While enhancing public speaking skills is not at the top of everyone’s list, it is critical for some.  Our speech-language pathologists who are experienced public speakers have incorporated elements of effective public speaking into the accent modification training program.  Many of these tips can support effective interpersonal communication as well.

    6.  We use methods that are proven to work!

    We base our lessons on evidence-based methods that have worked for other individuals. Interested in the research? Contact us today to learn more about our instruction methods and how we can help you reach your communication goals!

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