Accent Reduction Lessons in New York City and on Skype
At American English Master, our main focus is on working with students who have a comprehensive understanding of English, and have the goal of speaking with a natural, truthful, and effortless quality. We examine all elements of the sound of American English, be it in performance, presentation, business, or everyday life.
You are in the right place if you want to...
- reduce your accent or speak American Standard English
- improve your everyday speaking for your business or personal life
- prepare for your presentation, performance or job interview
- speak naturally
- be understood by native speakers
What should I know about the American accent?
Spoken American English has a rhythm that stresses key words and reduces less important words. What is heard as a non-native "accent" is often over-pronunciation of words. In addition to proper pronunciation, we'll teach you how to reduce words.
How can I eliminate my accent?
First, we find out what sounds you have to work on to get rid of your accent. We'll learn the exact mouth positions for the correct sounds, and practice intonation and reduction, using word and sentence lists and original dialogues. We'll help you to eliminate your accent!
So... How can I study with AEM???
We encourage you to take lessons once a week, record lessons and review at home. Practice a lot! But when you have a conversation with someone, you should focus on what you are saying instead of worrying about your accent. Our work in the class room and your work at home is the rehearsal process. Our goal is not to give you more things to think about in real life situations, but rather to allow you to be free to express yourself.