Learn to Speak Hebrew with an Israeli Accent

Because when you sound more Israeli, people will see you as more Israeli!

Hebrew accent training is about learning the characteristics of the Israeli accent, comparing them with English pronunciation rules (if applicable), and finding out which of our speaking patterns needs to be modified in order for our Hebrew to sound more Israeli.

Our dynamic and personalized sessions teach Hebrew Language Learners to speak Hebrew with an Israeli accent.

Israeli Accent Training is ideal for Professionals who:

  • Speak Hebrew as a second or third language
  • Speak Hebrew, but get handed the English menu at restaurants
  • Speak Hebrew, but want to sound more Israeli
  • Feel that their American accent and speaking style makes them sound less knowledgeable or confident

Content Marketing and SEO Specialist

Lachish, Israel

"Naomi explained clearly how to change the sounds I make and the cadence with which I speak. We focused on just a few things each week to help keep it manageable. She also let me know about certain errors that are particularly obvious to native Hebrew speakers and dead giveaways. People definitely noticed a difference and I highly recommend AccentAccurate!"

IT Specialist/Programmer

Herzliya, Israel

"Naomi is super professional and knows exactly what to work on when trying to get rid of that pesky American accent. She has a great attitude and provides a comfortable working environment. Although I'm still a novice, and I wouldn't say that I'm speaking with an Israeli accent, but I have been able to reduce the things that call me out as an American (I'll get you soon ר). She applies Speech Therapy / Language principles to go about everything in a scientific way. I highly recommend!"

Practitioner of Chinese Medicine

Beer Sheva, Israel

"Naomi is simply wonderful! She helped me not only with the physical details of accurate pronunciation, but also helped me learn and understand the cultural differences that affect peoples' perception of my speech. 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 Naomi 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."

College Professor

USA, Native English Speaker

"I was fortunate to find AccentAccurate to tackle my non-native Hebrew accent.  Naomi Shiloh applies her professional Speech and Language training to the task of accent repair and is a pioneer in the Hebrew accent arena. She has a profound understanding of the various components that comprise what we lay people refer to as "accent" which is much more than simply pronouncing vowels and consonants in the correct way.  I find her broad analysis on the many components of my fluent Hebrew to be very valuable; we work on cadence and intonation as well as diction and pronunciation.  Naomi's background growing up truly bilingual from the earliest age provides her with a superior ear for accents and errors. If you are serious about improving your Hebrew accent, I cannot recommend Ms. Shiloh's company highly enough."

AccentAccurate Methodology

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Schedule your free consultation with our accent coach

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Review your linguistic history and outline your goals and objectives

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Schedule your
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Training Series Sessions Goals

  • Learn the pronunciation, stress patterns, and the cadence of the Hebrew language
  • Learn what makes Hebrew sound like it’s spoken with an American (or other) accent
  • Get actionable tips on how to make your Hebrew sound more Israeli
  • Practice Israeli speech patterns when speaking Hebrew.
Naomi Shiloh | Hebrew accent modification

Meet Naomi Shiloh, MSCCC-SLP

Naomi Shiloh is an American Israeli who grew up in Israel - in an English speaking home. Growing up bilingual, she has always been fascinated by the nuances of language, accent and communication. Naomi received her B.A. in communication disorders from Tel Aviv University and her M.S. in speech-language pathology from Boston University. Naomi is licensed as a speech-language pathologist in Israel, as well as in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Naomi  has specialized training in accent modification and is a lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University.

Why is speaking Hebrew with an Israeli Accent important?

Most olim want to acquire an Israeli accent for the following reasons:

When in Israel, you want to sound Israeli!

Israelis can be quite judgmental when an Oleh tries to speak to them in accented Hebrew. Learning the Israeli pronunciation, intonation/stress patterns, and cadence can help you sound and come across as more confident and more Israeli.

Improve your Negotiation Skills!

In situations in which pricing is negotiable (e.g., at the market), an American accent can be a disadvantage in the bargaining process. Israelis tend to  assume that “Americans” are both wealthier and less assertive compared with Israelis. No one wants to be a “fryer” in Israel!

Better Job and Study Opportunities

Many of our clients feel that speaking Hebrew with a more Israeli accent will help them improve their job prospects and business opportunities.

AccentAccurate - Online!

AccentAccurate evaluation and training services are now available online! Our online platform has allowed us to expand our geographical reach and provide accent modification training to a wide range of clients from near and far. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual coaching has allowed us to safely serve our clients from the comfort of their home or office.