Provided by: CAL Learning

Accent Reduction

Language Skills

CAL Learning
Improve the clarity of your speech by targeting the sounds, rhythm, and accurate pronunciation of standard American English. Learn to sound more natural and fluid by applying the music of American English. Training covers the five problem areas that create accents--thought groups, intonation, stress, linking and phonemes (consonants and vowels). Learn how your accent and communication style are influenced by first language interference. Emphasis is placed on repeated patterns of error, with the objective of maximum improvement and habit formation in a short period of time
This is primarily ilt training
workshop / seminarThis is a workshop seminar
study at homeThis course may be available for home-study
group study and discussionThis class may involve group study
instructor led trainingThis class may be available at a classroom in Chester, NY,
Course Level:basic through advanced
Training Presented in:English
Training Provided by CAL Learning
Accent Reduction
Course work covers intonation patterns (including stress and reduction), identifying and using thought/ breath groups, correct articulation of vowels and consonants, applying liaisons, and expressing meaning and emotions. Students practice the most common challenges in sound/ spelling patterns, syllables, and word endings
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify individual pronunciation problems and recognize ways to practice correct forms.
2. Recognize and produce stress, intonation, and rhythm patterns for Standard American English.
3. Learn to group words and phrases to improve clarity, fluency and pacing.
4. Improve pronunciation and communication skills to increase confidence in one s speech.
5. Develop strategies for self-evaluation, self-monitoring, and self-improvement
Activities may include:
1. Textbook activities targeting the articulation of specific phonemes, intonation, and rhythm patterns.
2. Focused practice of problematic sounds, words, and phrases.
3. Recording and listening sessions.
4. Defining key industry-specific terminology.
5. Giving short presentations.
6. Simulating effective telephone us
About The Training Provider: CAL Learning
CAL Learning - CAL Learning helps organization leverage and maximize their multicultural workplace through intercultural, diversity and language training programs. Our mission is to help learners develop the cultural and linguistic competence to participate fully, successfully, and happily within a target culture. We have helped thousands of executives, managers and employees to communicate effectively and...
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