Online Accent Modification Classes

World Accent Management is proud to offer online distance training accent reduction classes to clients anywhere in the world! These classes are effective for both foreign accent reduction and domestic accent reduction (for reducing regional accents). They can be taken by anyone with a moderate to high level of English proficiency, and can help your pronunciation and clarity in the English language.

Using video conferencing technology, we can put you face to face with one of our experienced (and native English speaking) accent trainers. Our trainers are all licensed Speech-Language Pathologists specifically taught to be able to identify and reduce accent related speech differences that affect your pronunciation habits (view our qualifications). He or she will provide you their full attention to build a program designed specifically around your needs.

Following the initial speech analysis our specialist will develop a 8, 10 or 13 week program to address the sounds and characteristics specific to your accent. This class has the benefit of being cheaper than our in-person sessions, and acheives similar results due to the personalized, one on one, attention that you will receive and the effective video-conferencing technology.

This program includes:

  • A written Speech Analysis, in order to specifically identify what areas need improvement.
  • A customized plan, that identifies each person's needs to successfully reduce their accent.
  • Intensive, individual sessions with one of our professionals. (view our qualifications)
  • Between-session assignments, for practicing and applying what you have learned in the privacy of your home.
  • Speech Analysis Re-evaluation, for measuring success with before and after percentages, before and after audio recording samples and a detailed written report.
  • Self-Study Program, for continuing to improve on your own after the sessions have ended.
  • Free consulting for 6 months, one of our accent specialist will be available for a brief phone consult or can answer questions via e-mail for up to 6 months after your accent program has ended.

Benefits:

  • Intensive one on one instruction.
  • Location! The client can take our classes from any location in the world!
  • Increased flexibility with scheduling
  • Cheaper than other alternatives.
  • Clear before and after audio comparisons so you can hear how much you progressed!
  • You can take the classes from the comfort of your home or office.

*Our classes are designed to identify and reduce accented pronunciation habits that may make your speech difficult to understand. We do not attempt to eliminate your accent. We strongly feel that your accent is something to be proud of, and that it can help distinguish you and express your individuality. We will help you speak confidently and clearly, with your unique accent! Read more about what we do here.

Requirements

Important: In order to provide this service the following items are required:

  1. A PC running Linux, or Windows® 2000, XP, Vista or 7; or Mac OS X v10.3.9 (Panther) or newer.
  2. A reliable and fast Internet broadband connection (at least 384kbps upload speeds required).
  3. A high quality headset with microphone and speakers
  4. A Web Cam
  5. A quiet place, with little background noise, to call from