Accents Matter . . .
Modify your accent so your audience focuses on the meaning of your message, not how you pronounce the words. Accents Matter provides individualized assessments and accent modification instruction to professionals who do not speak English as their first language.
If you are a non-native American English speaker, does your word pronunciation influence your ability to communicate effectively?
✓ Are you frustrated when you need to explain, rephrase, or repeat your verbal message when you know you used the correct words?
✓ Do listeners focus more on how your speech sounds rather than what you actually said?
✓ Is your foreign accent interfering with your communication in business or social interactions?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you understand the impact of how accents matter.
Learn how to say it right the first time. As a proficient English speaker, you can learn the American accent with the attentive expertise of an experienced, credentialed speech-language pathologist.
Why wait to achieve your potential as an American English speaker?
When you sign up for our free screening, you will receive specific, useful feedback about your accent.
“There are so many reasons why I wanted to understand American pronunciation accent when speaking English. The accent you speak makes a difference in how you are perceived by others. When people ask “What did you say? Could . . .read more
~ Ebrulphus M., Bilingual Swahili – English speaker from Tanzania
“Improvement started after the second week of my start date of these coaching sessions. Cecelia was thorough in her instruction. Our sessions were fun, and I learned a lot about my accent and speaking style.” read more . . .
~Wilmary R. - Bilingual Spanish / English speaker from Venezuela
“Cecelia taught me the difference between my accented pronunciation and the American English accent. She has great techniques to test ” read more . . .
~Julia S., Bilingual Russian / English Speaker