Related Courses

Persons who have taken Effective Speaking for International Professionals may also be interested in the following courses (click on the catalog code link to see a list of upcoming course sections):

Accent Reduction for International Professionals I

Take your American English speaking to the next level by focusing on pronouncing vowel sounds. Even if you are proficient in English grammar and vocabulary, a strong regional or foreign accent can lead to misunderstandings and make day to day conversations a challenge. In this class, you will learn and practice techniques to correctly pronounce the sounds of American English, focusing on the vowel sounds.

Accent Reduction for International Professionals II

Focus on mastering the consonant sounds of American English. This class is the next step after the Level I class. Now that you have completed the basic vowel program, you will master additional techniques for improving your English pronunciation. With Accent Reduction Level II, you will learn the techniques of producing correct consonant sounds when combined with vowels or other challenging consonants. By the end of this session, you will have acquired the rules governing the production of all the consonant sound variations, and you will meet difficult challenges in speech clarity for your job.

Accent Reduction for International Professionals III

Focus on mastering the intonation patterns of American English. This class is the next step after Levels I and II. Now that you have completed the basic vowel and consonant programs, you will learn the musical aspects of speech, and the mechanics for how to signal stress and pitch. With Accent Reduction Level III, you will master stress and pitch patterns for words, sentences, and paragraphs. You will also practice body language and facial expressions that reinforce American intonation, and help add meaning and clarity to your speech. By the end of this session, you will have acquired the rules governing the production of an understandable communication.

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