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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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The Principle of Linguistic Generalization

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July 10th, 2017 by admin

Your consultant will assign accent reduction exercises based on a particular order of presentation. The order is based on a “Principle of Linguistic Generalization” which initially evolved from Dr. Compton’s research with young children (Compton, 1970, 1975, 1976).  This research was later extended to adults learning English as a second language.  These studies revealed that even though a large number of the sounds may be affected by the native language interference, many of these errors are identical in type and constitute a small number of accented patterns that are the actual cause of the pronunciation difficulty.  Consequently, when an individual corrects specific sounds, the “correction effect” will typically carry over (generalize) to other sounds following the same accent pattern, i.e., “Principle of Linguistic Generalization”, thereby maximizing your learning of the sounds in the shortest amount of time possible.  Thus, to profit most from this program, it is important to practice these lessons in the order in which they are presented.

Fun With English Words – Tongue Twisters and Common English Sayings

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February 11th, 2008 by admin

By John Johnston

English Sayings

Common Expressions

If you are thinking about the over 145,000 word references with more than 200,000 definitions and roughly 1,200,000 vocabulary relationships between the definitions, it’s no easy task mastering the English language. 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 »

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 »

Public Speaking – Get Rid of Your Anxiety and Nervousness Once and For All

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December 13th, 2007 by admin

By: David W Richards

While having to speak in public, some people are experiencing anxiety and/or nervousness. Their hands are shaking. They can barely say anything.

Have you been undergoing the same situation? Read the rest of this entry »

Intonation: An Essential Element of the American English Accent

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November 13th, 2007 by admin

By:  Frank Gerace

Intonation in English.

Intonation, the “music” of a language, is perhaps the most important element of a correct accent. Many people think that  pronunciation is what makes up an accent. It may be that pronunciation is very important for an understandable accent. But it is intonation that gives the final touch that makes an accent correct or native. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Tips For Public Speaking

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November 10th, 2007 by admin

By: Toon Chooi Tan

Public speaking is an art-form. It may seem like something that some can do
naturally, and some can’t (let’s face it, we have all seen both good and bad
speakers) but there are things you can do to improve your public speaking. This
article contains seven great tips to help you improve your public speaking. Read the rest of this entry »

Can I Change My Accent?

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November 1st, 2007 by admin

Can I change my accent?

Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds
Yes. Accents are not fixed. Our accents change over time as our needs change and as our sense of who we are changes and develops. Usually this happens naturally, and often unconsciously. Accents can be expected to change until we are in our early twenties. Read the rest of this entry »

Using Poetry to Help With Pronunciation

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August 1st, 2007 by admin

By: Josie Whitehead

The problem with the English language is “pronunciation” because what you see in English is not necessarily what you say.

Take for example the following words: Read the rest of this entry »

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