Accent modification focuses on speech sounds (consonants and vowels), stress, intonation and other “naturalness” factors (such as rate of speech).
Accent modification services cover three main areas: foreign accent modification, dialect coaching and business communication. A foreign accent occurs when a person speaks their second language using some of the rules or sounds of their first language. A regional accent, or dialect, refers to a person using some of the common rules or sounds from another part of the country.
The center offers accent modification assistance to individuals who want to develop their English communication skills for a wide range of uses, including:
- Career settings
- Social settings
- Upcoming job interviews
- Upcoming promotions