accent reduction

5 Accent Errors of Spanish Speakers

One of the steps in reducing your accent is becoming aware of your problem areas. People  use the speaking patterns and style of communication from their native language when speaking in a second. This is called first language transfer. These are typical accent errors...

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NEW Accent Reduction Series

Our Partner Axiom Learning Solutions is  spreading the good news about our new Accent Reduction Series! Unlike multi-week classes, these workshops function singularly, so you can chose to attend one, a few, or all sessions. You don’t need to take them in order and you...

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Tri-State CACS 2016 Symposium

Are you attending the Tri-State Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) 2016 Symposium this Saturday, June 18th at Rutgers University? Come to my presentation “Polishing your Speaking Skills with Accent Reduction” and learn tips and tricks for accent...

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The challenge of consonant clusters

Changed. Desks. World. Boxed. These words are tongue twisters for many English language learners, because they end in consonant clusters. What Are Consonant Clusters? In English, pronunciation goes by sounds, and not by spelling. Clusters are made of two or more...

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How to pronounce the letter L

How to pronounce the letter L

L Correctly pronouncing /l/ is very difficult for many non-native speakers. /l/ is commonly confused with/r/ or /w/. If you don’t have /l/ in your language, you will have to retrain your muscle memory.  You must focus on proper placement for your tongue, lips,...

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