What might I learn in an accent modification program?

-Taught to form the English sounds using SAE (idealized)
-Taught the prosody and rhythm of English language
-Learn to reduce speech rate
-Learn to control air flow and breathing

Ex.) I went to a program given by someone who was a native Chinese speaker and his “h” was heavily influenced by his primary language
For him accent modification would include learning how to relax the tongue while producing “h” so produces an uninterrupted flow of air

Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.