6-Week All Levels 4-Person Class (Google Meets)
6 Week Group Class, Limit 4 students per group. Saturday morning (9:00 - 9:45 am PST).
October 10 - November 14.
NOTE: Class will be online format (Google Meets), live class with group instruction.
Minimum enrollment must be met.
Purchase includes all materials, 6-months access to our online course: 6 Week American Accent Course https://courses.speechmodification.com/courses/6week
What Students are Saying About this Class:
"Christine Dunbar's classes are amazing, not only by the content of the classes but also by the material and resources provided. The package is well structured, easy to use, very comprehensive and you can do it at your own pace and go back to it. I highly recommend Christine if you want to improve your english-american speech."
"Christine is an excellent speech therapist who identifies the true accent contributors even if they're minor. Although I was at a higher level of accent reduction when I decided to take her course, Christine managed to fix a number of less known issues (like mispronunciation of unstressed clear vowels or having the dark L in the beginning of certain words) that had been bothering me for quite a while but I couldn't put my finger on.
I admire Christine's professionalism and passion about her work. She is a true master of accent reduction, and I highly recommend her to anyone wishing to make their pronunciation and prosody sound more standard American even if they're at an advanced level already and have completed other accent reduction programs."
Learn the essentials of the American accent. Improve your personal and professional communication through understanding the elements of accent: pronunciation, intonation and fluent connected speech. Course designed for proficient English speakers who wish to understand and improve their American Accent.
Specific topics will include: Common accent error patterns (such as American R, TH, vowels), final consonant sounds, initial consonant sounds, how pronunciation affects grammar, intonation, linking and connected speech, reductions, consonant clusters, and how the American English dialect differs from other dialects of English.
Students will gain an understanding of the elements of their personal accent which affect being understood. They will learn the common error patterns of pronunciation and intonation they are making, how to correct them, and how to practice to integrate new speech patterns into their personal and professional communication. Students will learn to evaluate their own speech and that of others. They will learn additional cultural communication competencies and professional soft skills such as small talk, public speaking and direct and indirect language as they integrate pronunciation, intonation and fluency in their speaking practice.