Why should I change my foreign accent?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a foreign accent. Are simple conversations difficult? Do you have to repeat yourself frequently? Do you often misunderstand what others say? If so, you are probably feeling increased stress and isolation. Changing your accent may relieve these problems as well as help you attain your professional and personal goals.
I don’t want to lose my foreign accent entirely. Will I lose my foreign accent?
You are more likely to acquire the accent of American English than to lose your native language accent. This training is designed to increase your speaking options. You will be able to decide how you want to speak in given situations. Many clients have commented that as they learn the American English accent, they actually get better at switching back and forth between accents.
I have tried using accent modification tapes and other materials on my own, but I have not made any progress. Can you help me?
Absolutely! There are many ways to learn a new speech skill. The Sound Center simplifies the complex process of speaking by choosing accent modification methods that work well for you. Diagnostic computer images of your voice pattern will visually show you what your words look like. Learn how sounds and words are formed in your mouth. Videotaped or audiotaped sessions maximize your practice time. The Sound Center’s professional state-of-the-art computerized acoustic analysis with visual biofeedback allows you to perfect your skills.