Even after learning to read and write in English, speaking with an accent can be a deterrent to practicing. A person can take English lessons anywhere, but accent reduction generally only occurs with access to native speakers. Accents can be reduced with better success through Accent Modification training.
Usually there are certain words and sounds that a non-native speaker continually stumbles over. Vowels, “th” and “r” sounds tend to be the most difficult for speakers of English as a second language, because those sounds are rare in other languages, and because of abnormal English spelling conventions.
Accent modification classes usually don’t eliminate an accent all together, nor should they. Our classes focus on ways to pronounce words so that they are more understandable to listeners. We believe accent modification gives more confidence to speakers of English as a second language.
If your business offers English as a Second Language Training, Accent Modification could be a valuable next step. Offering tools for better pronunciation can increase confidence levels and increase the productivity of language training on its own.
Accent modification classes through Multilingual Connections help people increase their confidence by improving their communication skills through highly-targeted classes and coaching sessions. Contact us for more information.