Accent Reduction Classes

for non-native English Speakers

Course Description
Accent Reduction training helps non-native English speakers learn how to make the sounds correctly and improve their accent.  In each language, we make different sounds; we have different stress patterns, rhythm, and intonation patterns.  We actually move our tongue, our teeth and our jaw differently.  Learning how to make these sounds correctly is a separate process from learning grammar and vocabulary of English.

This course starts with an intensive assessment of your accent.  This is done in a private session with each student and takes about an hour. The assessment pinpoints the problem sounds and habits when speaking English.

The classes are similar to 'workouts'.  After the assessment, students may attend any class where they learn techniques on how to correct their speech and develop a standard American English Accent.   The training is fun, lively and intense.  Lisa Jeffery teaches in a way that students enjoy the process of learning a new accent and improving articulation.  We work on vowels, consonants, articulation, stress and intonation, word order, phrasing, and vocabulary.  You will learn proven correction techniques and practice casual speaking, reading out loud and public speaking. The class offers a workbook and practice materials for you to practice at home.

  • Individual diagnosis & tips on how to correct your accent
  • Learn to detect and hear your own mispronunciation
  • Identify your own trouble sounds, learn how to fix them
  • Use the right stress and intonation patterns in English
  • Incorporate the new sounds into your everyday speech
  • Improve your confidence in meetings or on the telephone
  • Pronounce your vowels correctly in English
  • Articulate the consonants at the end of words
  • Learn 4 things you can do NOW to improve your accent!
  • Improve your confidence in speaking English
  • Lisa Jeffery has been teaching Speech and Accent Reduction in Miami since 1998.  Her Speech and Accent Academy offers monthly classes and private executive coaching.  Her clients include international celebrities and top executives of Fortune 500 companies.

    Lisa teaches Advanced Business English at Florida International University's International MBA Program, and Masters in International Business program.  She teaches Speech, Voice & Articulation, and Persuasion at Barry University.  Lisa offers private coaching, group classes and corporate seminars on location of over the internet. Contact Lisa Jeffery for a free consultation, she can advise the best program for you or for your organization!

    Upcoming Classes: Small Group Accent Reduction Classes
    Tuesday Afternoons:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
    Thursday Evenings:  7:00-9:00 pm

    Two Classes on Saturday:  Mornings 11:00-1:00 and  Afternoons 2:00-5:00 pm

    This Accent Reduction Miami® program offers small classes and personalized individual coaching. 

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    Contact Speech and Accent Academy: 305 395-5253