Here is a great story about the power of pronunciation and -

Foreign born scholars at the University of California at Berkeley may have PhD’s but they found that spoken American English is a very tricky subject.

Before the class, few of the scholars knew what their specific English pronunciation problems were. They certainly had no idea how to overcome them. That’s why they were willing to pay for American English pronunciation classes.

After an online speech evaluation each of the scholars learned to identify and articulate the American English sounds that they do not have in their native language. They also learned the importance of using the correct syllable stress, pitch, sentence stress and intonation.
If you are a professor, graduate student or professional who wants to reduce your accent in order to communicate more clearly in American English you should consider accent reduction coaching classes. I offer a free, no obligation, consultation to serious individuals.
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