Speak clearly. Communicate effectively.
Copyright 2011 Accent-American
Chicago, IL 60615
Improving communication of talented, non-native professionals
4915 S. Woodlawn Ave. (Kenwood/Hyde Park)
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appointments available if work hours are not convenient. With a
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coaching plan would be optimal for you. Consultation price is deducted
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There is no better time than NOW to
improve your American English!
Accent-American offers personalized accent training to
improve the communication skills of international
professionals. After a comprehensive accent evaluation, an
individualized plan is developed, which is tailored to the
unique communication needs of each client. Specialized
materials and goals are available for the medical, business,
and academic professionals.
Dr. Catherine Ojakangas, Founder of Accent-American,
brings her extensive experience in both neuroscience and
speech-language pathology to create relevant instruction,
designed to most quickly and effectively modify speech skills.
American English is a difficult language to learn. While
the basics may be easier than many languages, the
nuances of speaking - the melody, stress, and idioms -
and the many exceptions to the 'rules', make speaking
and understanding difficult for foreign-born individuals.
"Viewpoint: What Brain Research Can Tell Us
About Accent Modification"
by Dr. Catherine L. Ojakangas
published 1/2014 in Perspectives (an American Speech
Language and Hearing Association, peer-reviewed journal)
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