Lead Instructor: Margret Surovell
Our individualized training programs are designed to reduce the speaker’s accent and improve his or her ability to speak American English. We target the specific sounds that undermine the speaker’s clarity, and teach the speaker to articulate those sounds more clearly. Through this focused approach, the speaker is able to achieve significant accent reduction, noticeably improving the ability to form the sounds of American speech.
Each program includes an initial recording, which serves as a diagnostic test, and a final recording that documents the speaker’s progress. Through vocal exercises, the speaker learns to articulate the specific sounds of American speech, as distinct from those of his or her native language. The speaker will also learn the importance of syllable stress and inflection, both of which contribute significantly to the clarity and intelligibility of spoken English.
Each speaker is provided with customized speech exercises to practice in between sessions and after the program is completed.