Please call 800-633-7377 for a personal consultation between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You can also call the appointment center to schedule, change or cancel an appointment or ask questions.
The Accent Reduction Program at Beaumont is 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. This program is 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?
Practice once or twice a day for 15 - 20 minutes on a regular weekly basis for at least six months.
Who would benefit from the 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.
Beaumont Medical Office BuildingCenter for Voice and Laryngeal Disorders3535 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. #101, #102Royal Oak, MI 48073248-551-2100