Corporate Groups

Effective communication is crucial in the corporate environment. In order to achieve the highest
levels of success in your career, you need clearly understood speech. When you improve your use of American English, you can open the door to new career opportunities.

In a corporate Accent Reduction training group, you will learn to communicate more effectively with peers, management and customers. Through an initial evaluation we identify the speech patterns that are challenging for you and custom design a program to pinpoint your areas of difficulty.

In a typical group, there are from 3 to 6 individuals. We meet once a week for an hour and a half
for a period of eight weeks. A certified Speech-Language Pathologist will explain effective speaking techniques using Standard American English, through lecture and demonstration. Participants will have numerous opportunities to practice these techniques and receive personalized feedback. In a short time, you will be using new patterns of speaking, leading you to clearer communication and greater confidence.

You will learn how to:

* Discriminate between the sounds of American English and the sound substitutions that you use
* Accurately pronounce the English vowels and consonants that don't occur in your native language
* Use the correct intonation (melody and stress) for American English
* Use the correct forms of syllable and word stress in English
* Eliminate vocal qualities that are not part of American English such as a monotone or a high pitch
* Speak English smoothly by linking words together to reduce choppiness
* Speak with an effective volume and rate of speech
* Understand cross-cultural factors which affect communication
* Use techniques for continued self-correction and self-study     508.847.1192