Learn and integrate American English accent and pronunciation speaking patterns for improved clarity and confidence!
If you are a professional in academia, American accent training enables you to discover the accent errors that are interfering with the clarity of your speech. Learning and practicing the rules of American English pronunciation will improve the quality of your teaching by enabling you to be better understood by students. American accent training will also eliminate the communication barriers that may be limiting career advancement for professors and postdocs.
How American Accent Training with AccentAccurate Works
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) separates language into two parts: segmentals, which are the individual sounds of the consonants and vowels; and suprasegmentals, which are features of speech, such as stress, intonation, pitch, timing/rhythm, and loudness. AccentAccurate accent coaching begins by assessing both these areas of your speech and tailors the accent reduction program to meet your needs. Following ASHA guidelines, Accent Accurate incorporates a variety of strategies, including listening and imitating, phonetic training, minimal pair drill, visual aids, practice of vowel production, and altering stress patterns, as needed.
AccentAccurate American accent training is highly individualized to your individual needs. Clients typically start with our 12-week accent training program. However, some opt to extend their coaching, while others find that the 12-week program is sufficient for their needs. Although everyone’s rate of progress is different, consistent attendance at training sessions and ongoing practice between sessions are vital to the success of your accent training program.
"…Yesterday I gave a ten minute presentation and asked a friend to record it so that I could hear myself talking, and the difference between yesterday and a talk I gave 6 months ago (and also have on video) is amazing! I highly recommend working with AccentAccurate if you feel like communication is an important part of your work or even if you feel the need for clearer communication in your day to day life.
– Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Beer Sheva, Israel
Naomi is an excellent instructor. She pays attention to small details. It was a pleasure to work with her. Highly recommended."
– Physician, New Haven, native Bengali speaker
"Book your sessions now! You won't regret it. Naomi is an amazing language coach and a lovely person to talk to. She is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the content of every lesson as well as the teaching process. You will be provided with abundant course material, numerous ways to practice and improve. I feel so lucky to have had Naomi as my coach. The improvement has been obvious to people around me, and I look forward to continuing the learning journey with her!"
– Graduate Student, Yale University, native Chinese Speaker
“Working together on my accent with Naomi was a wonderful and constructive experience. Excellent results. I recommended 100 %”
– CEO, New Haven, native Spanish speaker