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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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Communicating in the Workplace – The 5 C’s of Becoming an Effective Communicator

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March 2nd, 2008 by admin

By Heather Hansen

Truly successful professionals are leaders who have mastered the art of effective communication. They are well-liked by colleagues (including subordinates and superiors), your company’s clients seem to love them too and they always seem to close the major deals. Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Shaking Hands “The Right Way”?

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February 23rd, 2008 by admin

By Christopher Edgar

Recently, I read an interesting article about how people are supposed to shake hands in business interactions. According to the article, when you’re shaking hands with someone-unless they’re your superior at work-you should Read the rest of this entry »

Pronunciation and Improving Your Vocabulary

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February 20th, 2008 by admin

By Jarred Tompkins

Mastery of pronunciation is difficult because pronunciation cannot be reduced to a set of definite rules. The English language as we have it today has been built up from many sources, affected by innumerable influences. General rules and principles have been drawn up you will find them at the beginning of some dictionaries. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

The 5 Rules For Learning English

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February 1st, 2008 by admin

By Amy Nutt

When writing in the English language, there are rules that must be followed in order for the reader to understand what is written. Without writing rules, it would be impossible for words to be organized into thoughts. Words would be sprawled all over the page without conveying a message or meaning to the reader. Language rules allow what is on the page to be processed and a mental image can be developed. 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 »

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 »

American And British English – Differences In Vocabulary

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November 22nd, 2007 by admin

By: Manjusha Nambiar

American and British English are very similar. There are, however, a few differences of grammar, vocabulary and usage. The following guide is meant to point out the principal differences between American and British English. Read the rest of this entry »

Is There a Standard English Accent?

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November 5th, 2007 by admin

Answer provided by Anthea Fraser Gupta (With input from other panelists), School of English, University of Leeds
There is not a single correct accent of English. There is no neutral accent of English. All speakers of English need to cope with many different aspects and learn how to understand them. Read the rest of this entry »

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