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Accent Reduction Train-the-Trainer for Universities

BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION

This is a train-the-trainer program. We teach university faculty how to create accent reduction programs using our proprietary methodology and curricula. Attendees enable their international students to speak with clarity, confidence, and ease.

This training is for speech pathologists, linguists, and/or TESOL instructors.

SUCCESS STORIES:

“Accents International's training enabled our accent coaches at Tennessee State University to provide consistent and professional training to our many faculty and graduate students who are working to reduce their accent. Accents International provides excellent onsite training and dependable follow up. Our accent modification program has improved tremendously.”

PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY & AUDIOLOGY, TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

PROGRAM ATTENDEES LEARN

  • The essential cultural competencies for teaching pronunciation to professionals for whom English is a second language
  • Step-by-step techniques for teaching accent reduction:
    • 21 standard American English vowel sounds
    • 26 standard American English consonant sounds
    • 40+ patterns of rhythm, stress, and intonation
  • How to create assessments and interdisciplinary practice material
  • Strategies and best practices for long-term skill acquisition
  • Answers to nearly every question non-native English speakers ask about English pronunciation

MEET JUDY RAVIN

Our train-the-trainer program is conducted exclusively by president and founder Judy Ravin. Judy has worked with faculty and graduate students at:
  • The US Foreign Services Institute – School of Language Studies
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • Tennessee State University
  • Hawaii Pacific University

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your TESOL faculty, linguists, and/or SLP’s will lead your university’s international staff to success. They’ll enable your international staff to teach with clarity and your students to learn with ease.

Your university will be well positioned to provide comprehensive accent reduction as part of its adult continuing education program. Make accent reduction training available to your community’s professionals who speak English as a second language.

Train-the-Trainer participants should be staff and/or faculty in the Departments of Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL, or Speech-Language Pathology.

Train-the-Trainer for Universities is conducted by Judy Ravin, President and Co-Founder of Accents International. Ravin is the author of three English pronunciation books including the renowned American Pronunciation: Core Techniques for Success.

Your staff receives:
  • Twelve hours of live training
  • A comprehensive Accent Reduction Train-the-Trainer manual with instructions for teaching every aspect of the American accent
  • Copies of Accents International’s pre- and post-program course assessments
  • A site-license to Accents International’s proprietary online learning library

Accent Reduction Train-the-trainer is conducted online or onsite, per your preference

Dates and times of training are determined based on your staff’s scheduling needs.

Pricing is determined by the number of university trainers and level of customization requested.

Contact us to receive a quote.

Up to fifteen participants per cohort. No limit to the number of cohorts per university.

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