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Claro Accent Reduction Training

Claro offers an extensive range of customized accent reduction programs. In order to provide maximum flexibility with regard to location, scheduling and cost, accent reduction training can be conducted on-site or by videoconferencing for individuals or groups.

Our customized programs are designed to provide participants with traditional, proven techniques to master clear English pronunciation for individuals from all language backgrounds. The modules that clients, both individuals and organizations, can select from to meet their needs include the following:

  • Half-day Workshop
  • Full-day Workshop
  • Fast Track Evenings
  • One-on-One Classes
    • In person
    • Videoconferencing
  • Group Classes
    • In person
    • Videoconferencing
  • Customized Training Programs
  • Executive Coaching
  • Assessment
Half-day Workshop
This 3.5 hour program is designed to provide participants with the techniques necessary to produce the sounds that are most commonly mispronounced in English. In addition, patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation will be introduced and practiced. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and receive individual auditory and visual feedback.
(see news for a schedule of dates and locations and to register)

Full-day Workshop
Through presentations, exercises and experiential practice, this 8 hour intensive skill building course is designed to teach participants pronunciation techniques to correctly articulate all of the sounds in English as well as the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation.
(see news for a schedule of dates and locations and to register)

Fast Track Evenings
Join non-native English speakers for a four week intensive accent reduction workshop. Learn the 5 components of English pronunciation - vowels, consonants, rhythm, stress and intonation. This 4 week workshop meets from 5:30 -7:00 one evening per week for 4 consecutive weeks at various locations around Pittsburgh
(see news for a schedule of dates and locations and to register)

One-on-One Classes
This customized program includes an individual assessment and 12 hours of instruction. The participant will receive an initial speech assessment. This evaluation assesses pronunciation of all the sounds of English as well as rhythm, stress and intonation.

An individualized plan is then developed to target the pronunciation difficulties of the individual. Twelve one-hour classes will be conducted followed by a final assessment.

This program is available in person or via online web training.

Group Classes
This group course includes an individual evaluation and 8 x 1.5 hour sessions with a maximum of 8 participants. Following the initial evaluation, and after each 1.5 hour session, participants will receive an MP3 file via email. These audio recordings will focus on the specific pronunciation needs of the group including vowels, consonants, rhythm, stress and intonation for individual practice on your own time.

This program is available in person or via online web training. Participants do not have to be in the same geographical area to make up the group for the videoconferencing sessions.

Customized Training Programs
Realizing the wide range of needs of organizations - corporations, non-profits, healthcare, universities - Claro will work with you to design a comprehensive, customized program that reflects the needs of the employer and employee.
A combination of individual, group, onsite and videoconferencing formats can be utilized.

Executive Coaching
This personalized program will be provided to senior managers. Participants will each undergo an evaluation and a personalized plan will be developed. The executives will participate in a 4 hour group seminar followed by 4-30 minute individual videoconferencing sessions.  After each session, an MP3 file will be sent via email. This is an audio recording which will focus on the specific pronunciation problems of each executive - including vowels, consonants, rhythm, stress and intonation for individual practice on your own time.

Assessment
An assessment of an individual's speech determines that person's specific pronunciation difficulties. Following the assessment, the client is provided with written feedback regarding which areas should be addressed for maximum improvement of pronunciation. Call us at 412.576.5684 or email us at judy@claroaccent.com to schedule an in-person or telephone assessment today.

Price: $175.00