Accent Reduction Coaching Sessions
Accent reduction coaching sessions are conducted one-on-one via Skype video.
Each session lasts for a full seventy-five minutes.
During each session you will meet with me to learn & practice specific tips and techniques that will help you communicate more clearly in American English.
After the session is over you receive:
✔Updates on your Personal Course Page
Your agenda for each session is posted for you to see 24 hours before we meet. That way you are ready to go….no time is wasted during our sessions together.Read More
Accent Evaluation & Course Objectives
After your initial consultation and evaluation you will receive a personalized and private online course page describing your objectives for the course.
Your course objectives describe the specific sounds & patterns that YOU need to change in order to reduce your accent and speak American English more clearly.
You can see a sample of one client’s objective page below:
When your accent reduction coaching sessions begin we use your objectives as our weekly “road map”.
The progress you make is evaluated and updated after each session. You will always know how you much progress you are making in the course.Read More
Accent Reduction Book & Color Vowel Chart
Each course is customized to meet your speaking needs using YOUR daily vocabulary.
Additionally all clients receive a copy of the bestselling accent reduction book, Mastering the American Accent when they sign up for the course.
This book provides an excellent foundation for the course. The book includes rules, exercises that show you how to pronounce American English vowel and consonant sounds, syllable stress patterns and intonation patterns.
You also receive a beautiful hard copy of the Color Vowel Chart.
Clients who have an iPad will receive a copy of my multi-touch iBook, American Accent Fundamentals.
You can see that at my ☛ American Accent Book site.Read More
Our Teaching Methods
At Confident Voice we know that you can’t master all the sounds and patterns of American English in a 8 0r 16 week program. That’s why we focus on helping you master the words and phrases that you use the most in your job.
We teach you to say YOUR words and phrases using the correct vowel sounds, consonant sounds and stress and intonation patterns.Read More
After each coaching session you will receive mp3 files of your lesson. ♬
These recordings are one of the best ways to learn, practice and listen to your progress.
You are encouraged to replay your lessons throughout the week so that you can practice what you learned.
Additional American English pronunciation audio mp3 and video lessons based on the accent reduction concepts and techniques that you learn in your accent coaching sessions are also uploaded onto your Personal Course Page every week.
You can play these on your iPhone, iPod or burn them to a CD. ✪
Click Read More to see and hear a sample audio lesson.Read More
Assignments & Feedback
Your personal course page enables you practice your accent reduction assignments on your smart phone or i-pad. The iPhone app is really convenient!
Your practice words and phrases are always easy to access, where ever you are.
You are strongly encouraged to submit recordings of your weekly practice assignments for feedback and evaluation.
Here is a sample of what your weekly assignments will look like.
I will send you detailed feedback on your assignments once a week.Read More
Learn American Accent Online is a program of ConfidentVoice. We use the most effective accent reduction techniques to help international professionals speak American English with clarity and confidence.Read more about us
My wish to speak English without accent always pushed me to find a good teacher with capacity, compassion and reliability. Susan Ryan has not only capacity, experience but also passion in teaching. In a very short time I learned how to reduce my accent. I learned so many things that I'd never known before. Her methods of teaching were highly professional.May, Washington, D.C.
I’ve done some schwa sound exercises and it was very productive: I’m getting more familiar with this sound. It was such a surprise for me to learn that even in simple phrases like “what are you doing” the schwa sound is used. I’ve never noticed it before and I start paying attention now. That’s really interesting!Maria, Virginia
I am more confident conversing with American speakers. I highly recommend other International Teachers to enroll. Excellent teacher and program!Jesusan, Maryland