Foreign accent modification services offered at The Sound Center:

Individual Training for Foreign Accent Modification

Individual sessions are held by appointment, and are focused to help you make progress as quickly as possible. Acquire the American English accent. Learn new ways to speak so others can understand you. Improve speech, voice, and communication skills essential to your career success. When your message is understood, your potential is unlocked.

Redesign Your Accent – A Course in Foreign Accent Modification

If you have a strong foreign accent, you probably spend a lot of your time being misunderstood. You may know English well, but have to repeat yourself frequently. Assistance is available. This intensive class gives you the opportunity to improve your ability to communicate in business and social situations.

English Language Tutoring

Advanced language tutoring allows you to bridge any gaps in your mastery of English. Individualized lessons cover all aspects of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

These services can also be brought to you. Contact us for more information.

  • [Now I understand] how to access my authentic voice. [It was] a safe and supportive environment. Don’t hesitate. Take the plunge, it’s time and money well-spent.

    Barbara Dwyer former Director of Community Development Benedictine University
  • I am amazed at the confidence that I know seem to have and the compliments that I receive from people since your class. Thank you for helping me break through the barriers that were holding me back about speaking to a group. Maybe it was in me all along and I just didn’t realize it.

    Susan Heun
  • The difference in my level of confidence is unbelievable. I regularly have the opportunity to speak to hundreds of people and I actually look forward to it!

    Alma Jones Alma Jones and Associates
  • This class helped me to make breakthrough progress on reducing accent. Michelle is a very knowledgeable, encouraging coach.

    Fran Zhang Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • [Video review] was most helpful to me. I am much more aware of the sounds I make.

    Judi Bartik Wohead former Communications Coordinator for Suburban Campuses, Depaul University
  • “This class exceeded my expectations! It was perfect! I learned the importance of pitch and tone modulation. I used to think my low pitched speaking voice was a weakness. I found out it is a strength.”

    Patti Martin Consultant
  • “[I learned about] factors affecting voice. Awareness of what is necessary to achieve desired result. A scientifically based unique, effective, practical learning experience which facilitates behavior modification to achieve a clearer, better sound.”

    Ray Wyzguski Consultant, Labor Regulation Assitance
  • “Thank you so much. I benefited greatly from your suggestions. I felt like a different person when I left! You are awesome!”

    Maureen Radice lifeworks associates
  • “[I gained a greater] awareness of tension, awareness of speech patterns that aren’t healthy (or tonal) and replacement with healthy sounds, open sounds.”

    Janet Anderson Music Teacher
  • “[I gained]: awareness of my breathing and muscle tension, tools to improve my speaking voice.”

    L.R. Art Dealer/Consultant

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