How Does Accent Training Work?

How Does Accent Training Work?

Everyone has an accent, be it native or non-native. However, is your accent preventing you from being clearly understood despite a high level of language proficiency? Are you tired of having to repeat yourself? Do you feel that your personal or professional...
Accent and Self-Identity

Accent and Self-Identity

“You should work on your pronunciation.”“You should work on your accent.” Which of the above statement stirs up… gut reactions?  I bet it’s the second statement that mentions “accent.” Why is that, though? Pronunciation is a significant and integral part of an accent....
What Exactly is an Accent?

What Exactly is an Accent?

What exactly is an accent? As an accent coach, this is another frequently asked question, not by my clients per se, but by the general public and “allied professionals,” such as English teachers. There are, in effect, two separate questions. Allow me to answer both in...
How Long Does It Take to Change My Accent?

How Long Does It Take to Change My Accent?

As an accent coach, this is one of my prospective clients’ most frequently asked questions. It is, in fact, two questions, depending on how you interpret it – How long does it take to see an improvement in my accent?  The answer to the first question is...
Is It Possible to Lose My Accent Completely?

Is It Possible to Lose My Accent Completely?

As an accent coach, this is one of the most frequently asked questions I encounter. Before I answer this question, I always stress the fact that everyone has an accent. Non-native speakers have non-native accents, and native speakers have native accents. So the...

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