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Accent Reduction Accent Reduction


Students working on accent reduction Philosophy:

  • The program is geared toward helping people modify their accents closer to that of Standard American English for the purposes of education and general interpersonal communication.
  • Accent reduction sessions are designed for non-native English speakers, or those who would like to improve their pronunciation of English.


  • Accent reduction therapy is provided individually or in groups.
  • Sessions consist of individualized interactive lessons, which can include the use of computer software.

Program Goal(s):

To enhance the individual's American English skill at the three main components of accent:
  • pronunciation (production of vowels and consonants)
  • intonation (the musical aspect of speech)
  • ligatures (connections between words)


  • The Youngerman Center Clinic operates from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday during the University Academic Calendar.

Related Website Links:

Dave's ESL Café -
National Public Radio Program on Accents -


Page modified 12/7/15