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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.

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Accent Reduction /p/ and /b/ – Sankin Speech Improvement

Accent Reduction Tips: How Do You Pronounce The /p/ And The /b/ Sounds?

The /p/ and the /b/ are cognates, or pairs, that are usually taught together. Both sounds are bilabial plosive consonant sounds, meaning that you use both lips when you articulate these sounds and end the

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Slow Down…You Speak Too Fast!

How fast do you speak? Does it feel as if you are speaking so fast that you can barely get your articulators in the right place in time to clearly enunciate a word? Do you take the time to pause between phrases and sentences? If not, does it

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Accent Reduction Techniques | Speak With Clarity And Precision

It is baseball season and for those die-hard fans of the New York Yankees, it is another opportunity to listen to the melodic and well-articulated speech of their veteran announcer, Paul Olden. Perhaps you are not a Yankee fan, and not even a baseball fan. However, there are

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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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Singing as an Accent Reduction Technique

Recently, I received a call from a friend who was listening to one of Adele’s CD’s. She was curious as to why Adele’s speech sounded so much less accented while she was singing than it had when she heard her speaking in an interview. This was not the

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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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Texting | Sacrificing the Art of Communication?

I am a “texter”. I admit it and in fact, texting is often a very efficient and convenient form of communicating. However, one day, while listening to a radio program about texting and the effects it is having on personal interactions, I began to reflect on how texting

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Public Speaking | How Can You Reduce the Stress?

In the words of Mark Twain, “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech”. How true! There are very few people who are naturally gifted public speakers. Most people who are successful public speakers realize that they must prepare and practice. For some,

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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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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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