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This program is administered by speech-language pathologists who have received special training and are certified by the institute of Language and Phonology as qualified to teach the Compton P-ESL method. Proof of certification available upon request.

Many employers finance all or part of their employees' tuition for accent reduction classes.They find that this small investment contributes significantly to the success of their employees and the operation of their company

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Everything You Need To Know About TOEFL

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January 30th, 2008 by admin

By Manjusha Nambiar
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) tests the English language skills of non-native students who want to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication. It is an exam developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service). More than 6,000 institutions and agencies in 110 countries rely on TOEFL scores to select students with the English skills needed to succeed. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Ways To Develop A Great Accent When Learning A Foreign Language

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January 26th, 2008 by admin

By Jim Sarris

Do you have an accent when you speak a foreign language? Is it a bad accent or are you a perfectionist (like me) that can’t stand mispronouncing words? I have a very good accent but I mispronounce words from time to time and, although it never bothers the person I’m speaking with, it drives me nuts! Read the rest of this entry »

American English: Listen and Learn Essential Differences

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January 22nd, 2008 by admin

By: Frank Gerace

In this section we will try to clarify the difference between the voiced consonants and the unvoiced consonants.

If you want to master English pronunciation you have to able to distinguish between these two types of consonants. This is necessary for you to learn the proper pronunciation when you learn new vocabulary. And more importantly you need to know the difference between voiced and unvoiced consonants to be able to pronounce the words of English correctly. What makes one consonant be voiced and another not? Read the rest of this entry »

When is the Best Time to Learn a Foreign Language?

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January 21st, 2008 by admin

By: Jorge Chavez

The best time to learn a foreign language differs from person to person and with circumstances. Still, it is possible to make some useful generalizations. Read the rest of this entry »

Public Speaking Tips to Impress Your Audience

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January 19th, 2008 by admin

By: Michael Lee

There will come a time when a person has to effectively deliver a speech in front of a group of people, so books that teach public speaking tips have become hot sellers. The rules of public speaking are as simple as A, B, C. Read the rest of this entry »

Foreign Accents – Problem in a Diverse Workplace?

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January 7th, 2008 by admin

By: Alia Curtis

Corporate success today requires a diverse body of talent to implement new ideas, views, and perspectives. The client base has become multicultural and the need for effective communication demands diversity. In the past White males made up more than 60% of the American workforce. A steady growth pattern created a shortage of qualified personnel resulting in today’s multinational workforce and an alteration of the image of the typical American worker. Read the rest of this entry »

What is an Accent?

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January 5th, 2008 by admin

Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds

An accent is a way of pronouncing a language. It is therefore impossible to speak without an accent. Read the rest of this entry »

Making Yourself Understood When English is Not Your First Language

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January 3rd, 2008 by admin

By: Sheri Summers

Adapting to another country can be an overwhelming experience by itself, but add the difficulty of working in another language, and you may find yourself feeling like a helpless child. Here are some tips that can help you be better understood when speaking English. Read the rest of this entry »




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