You can also call the appointment center to schedule, change or cancel an appointment or ask questions.
The Accent Reduction Programs at Beaumont are designed to help foreign-born speakers improve their English speaking skills.
Also, for those with a regional accent pattern (i.e. Eastern or Southern) our programs also can teach speech sounds and melodic patterns common to general American dialect.
Because your native speech pattern strongly influences your ability to pronounce English sounds accurately, it is very difficult to make changes on your own. This is because you hear and compare the English sounds with the sound system of your first language. The Accent Reduction Programs at Beaumont are designed to correct this situation.
Will the accent reduction program address my errors in language usage?The accent reduction program is primarily designed to help individuals improve their speech pronunciation so they can speak with 90-95 percent intelligibility.
How much should I practice to improve my accent?Once or twice a day for 15-20 minutes. Practice on a regular weekly basis for at least six months.
Who would benefit from the Beaumont Accent Reduction Program?Professionals and others who are required to use spoken English on a daily basis. We see primarily engineers, physicians, computer program specialists, and members of the clergy.
For more information, please contact us at 248-551-2100.