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Improve Pronunciation - Accent Reduction

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Would you like to reduce your accent and improve your English pronunciation? The best way to be successful here is to work with an Accent Reduction Tutor. And to practice, practice, practice. Expect at least 10 hours to start to make fundamental improvements. Eventually it will all start to seem very natural and easy.

Much of your success will come from learning fundamentals about how each of the different sounds work. Here you can use combinations of theory and mental imagery. And not just get stuck with trying to figure out the tongue diagrams. From there the world becomes your classroom.

Also very important is learning to work with energy and rhythm and flow. Which starts with observation and becoming more aware of how you say each of the different sounds. Plus lots of mental imagery. Then practicing new or slightly different ways of articulation. While minimizing persistent flaws. And again eventually it all becomes very natural.

Reasonably within 10 hours of practice you should start to become more and more aware of your natural patterns as well as your mistakes and start to develop good strategies for improvement. This includes some easy improvements too. Especially the TH sound. And also the R and ING.

From there you can expect to become highly successful. And achieve a highly significant natural accent reduction within a year.

My rates are reasonable. $20 per hour. Mostly I teach on Skype for only one-hour at a time, since the practice is so mentally and physically demanding. But can also teach in person too.

First class is for free. Which also functions as a basic presentation about how accent reduction works. So even if you are not sure you want to take classes I can still teach you what you need to know just in my one hour free presentation.

BTW - most of the practice exercises involves working with material written by the two most well known teachers in English pronunciation, Lisa Mojsin and Rebecca Dauer. You can look both of them up on the web to get an idea about how the process works.

Tom Taylor
Accent Reduction Tutor


Chicago, IL