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Accents Do Affect Communication

People take pride in their accents.  We are all speaking English, but we must be able to understand one another.  If not, it is the accent that is making communication less effective.

  • People focusing on your accent more than the message you are trying to convey
  • People guessing at what you are saying instead of asking for clarification
  • Frustration from having to repeat yourself
  • Feeling you would advance in your profession if you could speak more clearly in English

Outcome Based Accent Reduction Training

The client will be instructed in a program that combines weekly one on one instruction with an online practice program

  • Your Compton P-ESL certified trainer uses a highly structured approach that results in more accurate pronunciation of English. It measures the client’s outcomes from pre and post online speech evaluations.  The client is given copies of their Phoneme Pattern Analysis reports.
  • The program addresses sound production, inflection, syllable stress, speaking pitch, rate and rhythm of speech.
  • The client’s training includes instruction in correct grammar in spoken and written communication.

Who is best qualified to provide Accent Reduction services?

A Speech/Language Pathologist who is a member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) with additional certification in Accent Reduction. Mary Underwood, MA CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified Speech/Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence. Mary trained in Accent Modification in Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Omaha NE. Mary is certified in Compton P-ESL (Pronouncing English As A Second Language).

“It has been a great experience to enjoy virtual sessions with Mary every week. My English pronunciation has significantly improved (67% in four months) and I feel very comfortable when I practice my English pronunciation in public speaking. Thank you, Mary”

– D.V., Global Head of Marketing Excellence, Novartis Oncology. She moved to the United Stated from Mexico.

“Speaking with a reduced accent has helped me communicate better in English with friends, strangers, at home and at work. Improved communication gives added confidence.”

– A.K., Senior Software Engineer from India, living in Omaha, NE

“My long term goal is to have my own engineering company.” His certificate of completion gave him the confidence to move forward with his goals.

– G.K., Civil Engineer, living in Omaha, NE. He came to America from West Africa.

“After completing the Pronouncing English as a Second Language course I can communicate more easily at work, with friends and at social occasions.”

– K.D., Building Services, living in Bellevue, NE. He came to America from Sudan.

“The client's ablility to pronounce English has expanded his confidence and has improved his pronunciation in daily conversations at work.”

– A Client's Manager, Omaha,NE

A benefit from Accent Reduction training for me would be the “ability to open my world both for my personal goal and my work life. My communication skills have helped me when I am speaking with strangers and at work. The program gave me rules to pronounce words correctly.”

– P.G., She moved from Thailand to the United States as an adult. P.G. currently works and attends college.

“Excellent! I enjoyed our time and your knowledge. I appreciate your coaching and help. Thanks, Mary!”

– Omaha, NE Executive who moved to America from India

“I have learned to speak properly with the right words. I am most grateful to my teacher. I enjoyed all of the classes we had. For me the program is excellent.”

– Priest. Fr. E. came from Nigeria to serve in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

“My personal accent reduction goals? I have an accent problem. I want the elderly to understand me. I want to communicate well in English.”

– Omaha, NE Archdiocesan Priest who moved to the United States from India.

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