We help people improve their accents.
What is an Accent?
Nonnative English speakers use the melody, stress, and rhythm patterns of their native language. In addition, the movement of the lips, tongue, and jaw are often influenced by the first language and this will affect the ability to pronounce the consonants and vowels of American English. An accent may become an issue when it interferes with communication and affects the individual’s professional success and future opportunities.
What is a Dialect?
Speakers of the same language may have variations in pronunciation, word choice, voice quality, and grammar patterns due to where they live. There is nothing wrong with these patterns; they are just different. Many people choose to modify a “dialect” to blend in with others in their locale or for professional purposes.
What is involved in Accent Modification Training?
The goal in accent modification training is to help the individual speak effectively so that speech is “listener friendly.” Accent elimination is not the intention of this training. The individual is actually learning an American accent. After a careful analysis of the individual’s speech patterns, a customized training program is designed.
What Materials are used for Training?
Lynda Katz Wilner co-founded ESL RULES with Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker. We publish assessment and training materials for non-native English speakers. The RULES approach to accent modification is an innovative, comprehensive, cutting-edge approach designed for intermediate to advanced students. Check out www.eslrules.com for more information.
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Online Accent Modification Group Course
Train the Trainer Webinar
Have you thought about accent modification classes but did not have the time to enroll or travel to the venue? This course will help you achieve excellence in communication from the comfort of your own home or office.
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Accent Modification Online Course
Lynda Katz Wilner, certified Speech and Language Pathologist, is offering online, individual and group accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language.
Achieve Excellence in Communication
Successfully Speaking is a communication skills consulting company that assists individuals, groups, and organizations achieve excellence in communication. Training is conducted in our Owings Mills, MD office, at your workplace, or by distance training on the internet.