About Our Personal Approach to Accent Enhancement
private consultations are designed to improve communication and
speaking skills of non-native speakers, thereby dramatically improving
their ability to effectively communicate their ideas. When ones first
language is significantly different from English, it poses a challenge
for English language learners.
breakdowns can be frequent because listeners either miss some of the
spoken content or misinterpret the speaker's message. Brilliant ideas,
conceived by a person who has mastered reading and writing English, may
be compromised and even nullified by an accent.
accent enhancement program is designed to address such breakdowns by
improving the speakers communicative effectiveness. The goal of our
program is to enhance the speaker's communication, not to diminish the
cultural identity of the speaker. In other words, accents need not be
eliminated. Only those aspects considered problematic and interfereing
with communication should be addressed.
in depth assessment of spoken English includes an interview to obtain
background information, an audio recording of speech sound production,
spontaneous speech and reading samples, followed by an analysis of
error patterns and deviations in prosody, rhythm and stress. A series
of individual classes are scheduled growing out of the analysis derived
from the evaluation. Extensive home study and practice materials are
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