Online Voice & Accent Training

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Online Voice & Accent Training
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Mastering English vocabulary and grammar is not the only issue for non-native language learners. Many non-native speakers desire to reduce their native accents in order to pronounce English properly. A speaker can improve pronunciation by taking advantage of online accent reduction programs.

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Pronunciation Workshop

Pronunciation Workshop offers a video DVD course, digital downloads, virtual live training and online classes. Each online class is 90 minutes long. Instructors are certified and licensed speech language pathologists. To help you determine if you want to purchase the full program, a free demo is offered on Pronunciation Workshop's official website (see References).

Pronunciation Patterns

Pronunciation Patterns offers software that takes you through the reduction learning process step by step. For example, you can easily record and play back your voice, play words at different speeds and learn over 100 phonics rules. A 15-day free software trial is available. For £6 per month or a one-time annual payment, you can purchase the complete software package.

Free Online Accent Training

If your finances are strained, there are many ESL websites that offer free tools to reduce and improve your accent. For example, Mouth Manglers provides recorded sentences that you can listen to and repeat. Sounds of English offers handouts, activities and sound clips that help improve your pronunciation.

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