LearnAmericanAccentOnline.com Launched - New Accent Reduction Training Program Teaches Foreign Born Professionals How to Sound American
Boca Raton, July 7, 2011 – ConfidentVoice, an American accent training provider, announced that it has recently launched its ‘Learn American Accent Online’ training program. This new program, available at http://learnamericanaccentonline.com, was created specifically for foreign born professionals who want to improve their American English communication skills by working one-on-one with an experienced accent reduction coach online.
“There is enormous demand for this type of program”, said Susan Ryan, M.A., accent reduction coach at ConfidentVoice. “According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are now 6.4 million foreign born professionals and management workers employed in the United States. Our clients, who are typically upwardly mobile research scientists, university professors, IT executives, and engineers, come to us because they are having a terrible time being understood by native speakers of American English. Many of these professionals grew up in India, China, Latin America or Europe and are now working in the USA. Their English reading and writing proficiency is superb, however many still speak English with a heavy foreign accent. This creates difficulties when it comes to being understood in their workplaces, and many find that their credibility, confidence and subsequently, professional careers are adversely impacted. Our program addresses this problem by helping these professionals learn the American accent, teaching them specific strategies they can use to communicate more effectively with their customers and colleagues. In addition, this program provides customized coaching in a format that is convenient, efficient and that fits into the career-oriented professional’s busy schedule, no matter where they are located”.
The Learn American Accent Online’s accent reduction program consists of a series of coaching sessions which are custom designed to meet the needs and goals of each participant. At the start of the program, participants receive an accent evaluation identifying the specific sounds and patterns they need to modify in order to reduce their accent. During each coaching session, they learn specific tips and techniques, and work through accent reduction concepts and practice exercises with their coach. Coaching sessions are conducted live using Skype video and audio conferencing. Participants are also provided with many opportunities to record and submit practice assignments for feedback and evaluation.
“Our goal is to help foreign born professionals speak American English with confidence” said Ryan. “Just like every other American worker in this current economic downturn, immigrant professionals living and working in the United States worry increasingly about job security. They want to improve their accent and communication skills so that they can stay competitive in their current workplace"
ConfidentVoice’s online American English courses and programs have trained students from around the world since 2007. Accent reduction coaching clients have included biotech researchers, embassy personnel, international clergy, university professors, engineers and IT executives living in the USA and Canada, Brazil, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Singapore.
Struggling with a heavy accent? Learn accent reduction techniques to improve your American English pronunciation. To begin learning with private online coaching available worldwide visit http://learnamericanaccentonline.com.
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