Learn  to  Speak  English  Clearly

Online Accent Reduction Training Using the Compton P-ESL Method

Maximize your confidence when speaking

When you speak with a foreign accent it can be difficult to be easily understood,  leave you feeling self-conscious, reduce your confidence, or interfere with a professional opportunity. Online accent reduction can help.

If your goal is to maximize your confidence and comfort in speaking situations, speaking on the phone, consulting face-to-face,  being interviewed, leading a presentation, or simply socializing, then you are in the right place.

This training is for you if

  • You already have proficiency in English.
  • You want to be understood the first time, every time.
  • You want more confidence speaking on the phone.
  • You want that second interview.
  • You want to open yourself to more professional opportunities.
  • You want to accelerate your career.
  • You want to feel more comfortable in social situations.

Why work with me

I have been helping people improve their speaking skills for over 25 years as a certified Speech Therapist and Accent Reduction Trainer.  I am a certified trainer in the Compton PESL Accent Modification Method. This Method is based on over 20 years of research. Studies have demonstrated a 50{a3c87b1e05b299119f1d4bbd64cf458c711a7ad1f544f81d95701a267500b8d7} or greater improvement in speech clarity for clients who complete their prescribed training.

I will do a complete analysis of your spoken English and customize your training program.  I am committed to using proven techniques to create noticeable and lasting changes in your speech clarity so your listeners will more easily understand you.

What clients say

  • I love how Lisa guides me to speak more clearly with a native sound but I can keep my original accent. That has been transforming to me in a very special way. 

    Masumi Shane, Yoga Teacher
  • I love how Lisa guides me to speak more clearly with a native sound but I can keep my original accent. That has been transforming to me in a very special way. 

    Masumi Shane, Yoga Teacher
  • Deciding to start the 60-Day Accent Reduction Course with Lisa was one of  the best decisions I have ever made when it comes to my career development. I would 100% recommend Lisa’s online and in-person classes to anyone hoping to improve their speech.

    Matt Ghavi, Property Manager
  • Deciding to start the 60-Day Accent Reduction Course with Lisa was one of  the best decisions I have ever made when it comes to my career development. I would 100% recommend Lisa’s online and in-person classes to anyone hoping to improve their speech.

    Matt Ghavi, Property Manager
  • I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to improve my pronunciation and intonation. Taking her 60 day course made it clear that I wasn't even aware of many of my own errors. My accent has definitely softened, and I sound much more natural. My English pronunciation improved 77% over the training period!

    Yana, ESL Instructor
  • I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to improve my pronunciation and intonation. Taking her 60 day course made it clear that I wasn't even aware of many of my own errors. My accent has definitely softened, and I sound much more natural. My English pronunciation improved 77% over the training period!

    Yana, ESL Instructor
  • Lisa is a great teacher and very professional. I always felt she prepared the lessons according to my needs. The 60 Day Accent Reduction Course is great for anyone wanting to improve all aspects of English. I highly recommend it.

    Carolina Ponte, Junior Accountant
  • Lisa is a great teacher and very professional. I always felt she prepared the lessons according to my needs. The 60 Day Accent Reduction Course is great for anyone wanting to improve all aspects of English. I highly recommend it.

    Carolina Ponte, Junior Accountant

packages and pricing

Accent reduction services for adults

Online Assessment

Ideal for students, professionals and job seekers with a foreign accent who have difficulty being understood by others.  If you are undecided about registering for an online accent reduction course, you may simply register for the online assessment and decide at a later date whether you will register for a course. In such cases, the cost of your assessment would be deducted from your course fee.

  • Collects your background information.
  • Records speech samples while you read and talk.
  • Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Once you complete your assessment I will analyze your speech, send you the report, and schedule a 15 minute video call to review your results. I will make a recommendation based on your results. If you choose to register for a course, I will create an individualized program to meet your personal communication needs.

Your Investment: $250

Speech Therapy

60 Day Online Course

This course is designed for individuals with a mild foreign accent.

Recommended when your assessment reveals less than eight specific English sound errors. 

Includes:

  • Online Assessment with a full analysis of your speech sounds.
  • Fifteen minute video conference to review your assessment results.
  • Eight live online training sessions 60 minutes in length.
  • Daily home practice assignments including personalized audio recordings.
  • Individualized pronunciation training of your 7 most challenging English sounds.
  • Refinement of listening skills to support accurate English sound production.
  • Improving use of the features of spoken English (stress patterns, intonation, speaking rate) that contribute most to the clarity and naturalness of your speech.
  • Access to the online Client Platform Page with links to all the course materials.
  • A post-training recording and calculation of the percent improvement of your spoken English.
  • Lifetime subscription to the Compton P-ESL Web portal for on-going practice.
  • Course Completion Certificate.

Your Investment:

  • Individual students               $1,990
  • Groups (2-4 students)         $1,390

50% due at registration

Accent reduction services for adults

90 Day Course

This course is designed for individuals with heavily accented speech or for those who wish to work on specific projects (sales presentation, job interview, public speaking).

Recommended when your assessment reveals eight or more specific English sound errors. 

Includes:

  • Online Assessment with a full analysis of your speech sounds.
  • Fifteen minute video conference to review your assessment results.
  • Twelve live online training sessions 60 minutes in length.
  • Daily home practice assignments including personalized audio recordings.
  • Individualized pronunciation training of your 19 most challenging English sounds.
  • Refinement of listening skills to support accurate English sound production.
  • Improving use of the features of spoken English (stress patterns, intonation, speaking rate) that contribute most to the clarity and naturalness of your speech.
  • Access to the online Client Platform Page with links to all the course materials.
  • A post-training recording and calculation of the percent improvement of your spoken English.
  • Lifetime subscription to the Compton P-ESL Web portal for on-going practice.
  • Course Completion Certificate.

Your Investment:

  • Individual students               $2,750
  • Groups (2-4 students)         $1,950

50% due at registration

how do I sign up?

Before registering for the course it is important that I have a clear understanding of your unique situation and your desired outcome. This is best accomplished with a short phone call, which also allows me to listen to your accent.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to “Get a FREE 30 Minute Consultation” and enter your name and email with a short note. I will respond to your message and then we will set up a call.

FAQ

Why is English pronunciation so difficult?

Pronunciation is often not taught, even when you are learning a language. You have to learn to hear the sounds of English before you can produce them. To further complicate matters, English words are not necessarily pronounced the way they are spelled. Pronunciation requires skill (that means practice) not just knowledge.

Why should I work on accent reduction with a Speech Therapist rather than an English teacher or Accent Reduction Tutor?

Speech-language pathologists (SLP) are certified professionals trained at a master’s degree level. We specialize in all aspects of speech production and are experts in training techniques that will improve your speech clarity and guide you to develop new speech habits.

Will my extended health benefits cover my accent reduction training?

Most extended healthcare plans cover services from a registered SLP. It is best for you to check your personal plan and find out about your benefits, as well as any documentation required.

Will accent reduction training help advance my career?

If you are not fully understood by your customers and colleagues, you may miss opportunities. Heavily accented speech may hinder the possibilities for career advancement.

Is there homework?

Homework is an integral part of the program. You will be assigned daily practice exercises available to you online.

What kind of results can I expect? How long will it take to reduce my accent?

Research findings suggest people who complete their recommended course and practice assignments experience at least a 50{a3c87b1e05b299119f1d4bbd64cf458c711a7ad1f544f81d95701a267500b8d7} improvement in their spoken English. Your success is directly related to your commitment to home practice and the quality of your practice.

Do you offer a guarantee that I will see an improvement in my spoken English?

No. Improvement of your spoken English is based on many factors, most importantly your commitment to daily practice. The more effort you put in to your sessions and home practice, the more improvement you will see, just like with every other skill.

Do you want to improve the clarity of your spoken English? Here are 6 simple strategies you can implement to soften your foreign accent.

Get Started With a Free Accent Screening Test Today.

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