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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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Can You Understand Me?

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April 28th, 2010 by admin

The United States of America is a huge country with a diverse population. Americans love to talk, are quite expressive, and generally have a tendency to get along easily with almost everyone. Usually, Americans feel quite comfortable talking and socializing with people who have a foreign accent, as long as Read the rest of this entry »

Business Communication and Foreign Accents

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February 8th, 2010 by admin

Today, the world has become a melting pot of many cultures and regions. The corporate industry has also learned to evolve in its ethics, strategies and communication practices. Effective business communication is a very critical aspect for successful business deals and agreements. It is required for publicizing a product, service or enterprise, and any activities that directly or indirectly affect these areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Lesson for Spanish speakers: Pronunciation of initial /r/ in English

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July 24th, 2009 by admin

by Lori Edwards, M.S.,CCC-SLP

Video Lesson for Spanish speakers: Pronunciation of initial /r/ in English

The Differences Between American, British, and Australian English

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December 5th, 2008 by admin

By Amy Nutt

Australia, Great Britain, and America all speak the same language, but you simply have to visit each country to realize that, while they all speak English, it is far from a universal language. The English spoken in Great Britain, America, and Australia has many similarities, but a surprising number of differences as well. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Learn English Grammar

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June 17th, 2008 by admin

By Maysaa Bazbouz

That really is the question, because few aspects of English cause new speakers of the language quite so much anguish. People who are used to clear, precise grammatical rules find the challenges English grammar makes to be both eccentric and, often, puzzling. Read the rest of this entry »

The American English Accent:: The “Explosive” T And P Sounds

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May 30th, 2008 by admin

By Frank Gerace

The “explosive consonants”

Earlier we said that the vowels are an important factor in hearing a “foreign” accent. But it is not only the vowels. The consonants also must be mastered.

When we say that English consonants are “explosives”, we mean that they are pronounced with a sudden release of air. It is this characteristic that marks the accent of an English speaker when they try to speak your language. Read the rest of this entry »

Intonation: An Essential Element of the American English Accent

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May 19th, 2008 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 »

English Proficiency Gives You an Edge

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February 26th, 2008 by admin

By Andrew Bleak

Speaking and speaking well are two different things, with the latter undoubtedly more important. The disparity between the two is narrower among people who use only their mother tongue and broader for those wanting to speak or use a language other than their lingua franca. This principle also applies to writing. 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 »

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