How is Accent Modification different from ESL?
Accent modification is not an ESL (English as a Second Language) class. It’s the training you would take after ESL classes. Few ESL programs provide the training required to establish adequate pronunciation skills. As a result, most people learn the vocabulary, written skills, and grammar of English but remain poorly prepared to speak and be understood in their second language.
Transcendent Accents, LLC uses the Compton P-ESL program which addresses pronunciation clarity with accuracy of at least 50% by the majority of clients who complete the training program. The Compton P-ESL program begins where conventional English as a Second Language (ESL) courses end. All courses are completely customized to each client’s specific accent patterns and pronunciation proficiency level.
Are your online training programs just as effective as in-person?
Yes, given that you meet all the technical requirements to do so. Having services online is also more flexible to meet the demands of our client’s busy schedules. It also allows clients to receive instruction in the privacy and comfort of their home or workplace.
What are the technical requirements for training online?
To receive training on the internet, you will need a computer or laptop with a web camera as well as a microphone. For optimum results, a headset with microphone is recommended. This will allow you to hear and produce the sounds more clearly versus a built-in microphone. For specifications please see below:
- Web Camera with at least 15 frames per second (fps)
- Headset with microphone suggested for optimal results
- High Speed Internet connection with at least 150 kbps speed
- Skype account (free online)
- At least 2 GB of RAM
- At least 1 GHZ Processor
How do I know if receiving accent modification services are right for me?
Take a free screening test by clicking HERE .
Why should I consider Corporate Speech Therapy?
The ability to effectively understand, communicate and influence are underrated skills in the workplace. Even for those who do not work directly with clients, interpersonal communication skills are still vitally important. These skills help facilitate productive co-worker relationships and can have a large impact on the overall success or failure of a business. For example, the stress caused by having to work underneath a manager who lacks interpersonal skills is believed to cost American companies an estimated $360 billion every year. Effective communication skills are moving from a soft skill that’s simply nice to have to a mandatory hiring prerequisite for every prospective employee. Therefore, effective communication is critical to getting work done.