Accent Coaching

One of the biggest concerns many of my students have is whether or not they sound natural while speaking English. This is a concern everyone has while speaking their second language. Having a heavy accent can not only impact our confidence when speaking, but it can also impact our listeners’ abilities to understand us as well.

You may have heard from other sources that accents cannot be corrected. People say things like:

  • Pronunciation can’t be corrected.
  • Adults can’t learn how to sound like a native speaker!
  • You have to be a child to learn proper pronunciation!

The list goes on with other defeatist slogans. This simply isn’t true. Anyone can learn to pronounce a foreign language properly.

Think about it like this. Properly pronouncing English sounds is the same as properly playing an instrument.

It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

Johann Sebastian Bach

The idea when pronouncing English sounds is the same. Sounding natural while speaking a foreign language is easy: all you have to do is put your mouth, lips, and tongue into the proper positions and the sounds will produce themselves.

With enough practice and proper guidance you can sound natural while speaking English.

As a language learner myself, I have direct experience with this problem. I have personally overcome this hurdle and helped many others overcome their pronunciation struggles. I can help you too.

Your first accent coaching session will begin before we even meet for the first time. I have all my students prepare by sending me a recording of a passage specifically designed to test all the sounds in English.

This way from the moment we first meet you receive personalized training for your unique situation. We all pronounce things differently. There are no one-size-fits-all strategies for accent reduction. I make sure that none of your time is wasted.

In each 30 minute sessions, we work together to correct any problems with your speech from the first minute using proven strategies that will have you sounding natural and confident when you speak English.

If you’re sick of feeling self-conscious while speaking English and want to leave that pesky accent behind, contact me today and start your journey toward native-sounding English!

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