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About Accents International

WHY CHOOSE ACCENTS INTERNATIONAL

Accents International is the Gold Standard

Many companies claim to be the industry leader in accent reduction, but only Accents International has the track record to prove it.

Our leadership has been featured in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, AOL Daily Finance; on CBS Radio National News and Voice of America; and in a special report by NBC Nightly News. See the full list of news coverage and interviews.

Accents International is certified as Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

EXCEPTIONAL FACULTY

Our faculty of accent reduction specialists are certified speech language pathologists and linguists who've taught English pronunciation at the university level.

They are bilingual and know, first-hand, the difficulties of learning new pronunciation patterns.

Learners experience accent modification training in an environment that is compassionate and inclusive.

iIt’s rooted in the core disciplines of cognitive and applied linguistics.

Accents International instructors are certified in the Ravin Method® of rapid and long-term language acquisition. It’s rooted in the core disciplines of cognitive neurology, speech pathology, and applied linguistics.

The Ravin Method® uses an auditory, visual, and kinesthetic approach:
  • The Ravin Method® is based on the recognition that many people cannot initially hear the difference between various sounds of a second, or additional, language. If you can’t hear the difference, “listen and repeat” simply won’t work.
  • Using the Ravin Method®, learners are taught the kinesthetic differences between sounds. In other words, program participants discover how to use their speech apparatus (tongue, teeth, gum ridge, lips, and jaw) to recognize how it feels when making a new sound.
  • The Ravin Method® ensures learners know what it looks like when making a new sound. For example, when making the sound ‘th’, they should be able to see the tip of their tongue between their teeth.
  • With a kinesthetic and visual approach, Ravin Method® learners are able to self-correct, an essential part of the language acquisition process.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Accents International has been approved by NASBA to offer CPE credits to qualifying business professionals.

Our customized English Pronunciation programs provide CPE credit in the field of Communication and Marketing. Courses are designed to build pronunciation proficiency that positively impacts confidence, job performance, and relationships with clients. Credit is available for individuals and groups.

Our accent reduction programs are registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org

TACKLING THE SENSITIVITY ISSUE

Some people hesitate when discussing accent reduction training with their employees. We give people a step-by-step guide that helps them talk about accent reduction classes in a way that’s empowering.

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