English Accent Training

Feel Confident in Your Communication

Our Speech-Language Pathologists offer support for English Additional Language users who want to feel more confident in their English communication, or who feel that communicating in English is a barrier to achieving their professional or social goals

As Speech-Language Pathologists, we have deep background knowledge and experience in key areas, such as speech sound production, phrasing, intonation and prosody, rhythm and syllabic stress, phonetics, language development and acquisition, communication anxiety reduction, workplace communication, and confident voice. We'll work together to prioritize the targets that will lead to the most impact, and we'll practice in a way that works with your learning and life style.

The goal of our work will never be to eliminate an accent, but to reduce communication barriers and develop more effective communication strategies. The reason for seeking this service often varies. Some individuals seek to feel more easily understood, while others want to improve confidence with English communication in the workplace or in professional contexts, such as with phone calls or presentations. 

 

We'll begin by assessing your goals and communication patterns and barriers.

Some of the areas we'll look at include: 

 

  • Pronunciation of individual speech sounds 

  • Advanced speech characteristics in conversational speech, such as linking and stress

  • Broader characteristics of speech, such as intonation and inflection

  • General speaking habits, such as rate of speech

  • Non-verbal communication, such as body language

  • Practice with presentation delivery

  • Assertive communication strategies

Whether your goal is to be better understood, to fine-tune your pronunciation, or simply to speak English with greater confidence, our clinicians will work with you to assess your speech, determine realistic short-term goals, implement regular practice, and track your progress over time.