Many people contact me to ask if it’s possible to eliminate their foreign accent.
That’s a very good question!
Can you totally eliminate your native accent and speak like an American born person?
The answer is…. probably not. AND, it’s really not necessary!
What you CAN do, if you get some training and work hard is modify your accent so that American born people can understand you more easily. ☺
An accent reduction coach can teach you to modify the features of your current pronunciation that contribute most strongly to your accent.
For Spanish & Chinese speakers this often means learning to pronounce word endings such as the -ed and /z/ sounds more clearly. ☆
For Indian speakers this often involves learning to use syllable stress correctly. ☝
Japanese, Arabic & Russian speakers usually need to learn to use American English intonation patterns such as rising & falling intonation. ⤴
You can modify your accent so that others will understand you more easily. But you will probably need some help.
Here are 3 small steps you can take to start learning right away:
If you need to make noticeable improvements right away, the best option is accent reduction coaching.
Again, you won’t eliminate your accent, however, a coach can help you achieve results faster that studying on your own.
You can read about my accent reduction coaching program here if you are serious about improving your American English communication skills!
If you want to make changes in the way you speak American English, the time to start is NOW! ☆
Questions? Send me a message by choosing Ask Me A Question at the top of this page. I’ll reply asap!
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