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Learn About Our Individual Speech, Accent and Voice Sessions
Individual sessions will focus on ear training; you will learn to hear the difference between your pronunciation and that of Standard American English (neutral, mainstream, unaccented).

You will be instructed in the placement of your articulators - your lips, your teeth and your tongue - to facilitate easy production of your new sounds.

Through the use of carefully crafted drill sheets, you will practice the new sounds in words and sentences. You will be provided with immediate feedback and correction, so that you can gain confidence and consistency in producing your new sound.

Learn more about methods used to alter speech.

When Should You Stress Sounds In English?

Any accent reduction program is incomplete if you do not learn how to speak Standard American English with the appropriate stress. The first stage of any good accent reduction program for non-native speakers is to learn the correct pronunciation for the consonants and vowels of English. The second

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Pronouncing the Long /eee/ And The Short /ih/ | Difficult For Non Native Speakers

I have found that of all the vowels in Standard American English, my non-native speaking clients have the greatest difficulty hearing and correctly producing the long /ee/ sound as in leave and the short /ih/ sound as in live. If you are familiar with phonetics, the sound that

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How Do You Use Contractions? | Sankin Speech Improvement

Non-native speakers need to perfect the vowels and consonants of Standard American English to sound less accented. However, another important aspect of accent reduction is using the appropriate rhythm and intonation. An important way to facilitate a smoother liason between words is to use contractions in everyday conversation.

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Accent Reduction | Who Should Reduce Their Accent?

There is nothing wrong with accents. In fact, people often find accents to be charming, mysterious, or endearing. However, if an accent interferes with communication, it can become a problem. I’m in the business of reducing or eliminating accents and over the last nineteen years, I have heard

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Accent Reduction Tips for Non-Native Speakers: How Do You Pronounce The /th/ Sound?

One of the most frequently occurring sounds in the English language is the /th/ sound. The /th/ sound occurs in Standard American English, in certain forms of Spanish and in specific Greek dialects, but no other languages use the /th/ sound. Therefore, when most non-native speakers attempt to

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What Is The Difference Between Voice and Speech? | Sankin Speech Improvement

As a Speech Pathologist, I often have clients come to my office seeking professional help because they don’t like their “voice”. While this is true occasionally, more often than not, what they really mean is that they don’t like their “speech”. Since some people use these terms interchangeably,

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Accent Reduction For Non-Native Speakers

Global Accent Elimination - Italian, German, English

Sound by sound, you will learn how to speak without an accent. A phonetic analysis of your non-native accent by a licensed Speech Pathologist/Dialect Coach will help you understand the differences between your pronunciation and that of Standard American English.

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