ACCENT ACQUISITION TRAINING
The Center offers Accent Acquisition Training for adults interested in improving or adopting a standard American accent for personal or professional reasons.
Our speech-language pathologists work with you to find the best training strategy to reach your desired goals.
Based on your individual needs, you'll focus on improving specific speech sounds and intonation.
Most accent acquisition clients speak English as a second language or are native speakers who have a strong, regional accent from their home country.
They turn to the Center because they report being comfortable with their knowledge of English but have difficulty being understood.
Clients typically have a strong grasp of vocabulary and grammar but feel more comfortable writing than speaking.
AN ACCENT IS NOT A DISORDER
There is nothing wrong with any accent or dialect. An accent is not a speech disorder.
This training simply gives clients the tools to ensure they are understood by more people in their daily lives.