Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers about our courses and programs are provided below:

  • q-iconCan I really improve my accent and how long will it take?

    With focused training you will make noticeable changes to your current speech. These changes will allow Americans to understand you much more easily! The techniques that you learn in our programs will make communicating in American English more effective and enjoyable for you and for your listeners. In order to make significant changes with your accent, you must practice consistently. All of my programs provide you with plenty of customized practice exercises that you can use to do this.

  • q-iconHow are your programs different than others?

    After more than eight years working with top level professionals from all over the world, I’ve codified my accent training strategies so you too can benefit! My programs incorporate this proven methodology which has already worked successfully for hundreds of professionals. In addition, we incorporate the success modeling & learn by example principles. Using video case studies to demonstrate, I not only teach, but show you how top leaders in American industry use these techniques so that you can easily model them.

  • q-iconWho should take these training courses?

    International professionals working in IT, finance, health care, HR, sales and academia. Accomplished professionals with a strong command of written English and vocabulary. Our programs are very popular with people who’ve already experienced some career success and want to bring their spoken communication skills to the next level.

  • q-iconI’m just starting to work on my accent. Which program is best for me?

    If you’re just beginning to work on your communication skills, it’s best to begin with an accent assessment. When you take your assessment I carefully analyze your current speech and create a written assessment and oral report that explains your most critical accent and pronunciation problems.  I provide recommended resources that you can use for self study and practice.

  • q-iconAre there any pre-requisites for the training courses?

    Participants are expected to have a strong command of written English and vocabulary. Reading materials and assignments are included which will help prepare students for each upcoming class.

  • q-iconHow will the training be delivered?

    Your training courses will be delivered online within our secured members training area. On order confirmation, you will receive your user login and be able to access the training content immediately.  Each week you will receive an email reminder about the training lesson, case study and assignments.

  • q-iconWhat are your qualifications?

    Our training program creator, Susan Ryan, has been involved in English language training since 1990. Since 2007 her focus has been on accent and pronunciation training for high level professionals. She was one of the first people to offer full accent reduction coaching programs online, and is the author of the American Accent Fundamentals iBook and creator of the American Accent for IT Professionals course on Udemy

  • q-iconI’m still not sure your programs are right for me?

    If you have any questions, send us a message using our support desk. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our programs. If you’ve not done so, check out our Confident Voice blog to learn excellent, proven accent reduction tips and techniques. You may also take our quiz to find out if our training is right for you at this time.


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