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Are you a non-native English speaker. Is your accent getting in the way of communicating your ideas clearly and effectively? The Department of Speech and Hearing Science has a class just for you! In this course, you will receive training from an Arizona-licensed and American Speech and Hearing Association certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) and coaching from SLP graduate clinicians and their assistants. DSHS are experts in accent modification training will use evidence-based techniques to help you.

You will learn:
-The problematic sounds that affect your intelligibility from a pre-training test and the gains you’ve made from a post-training test.
-The sounds of Standard American English.
-The variety of spelling patterns that produce the same sound.
-How to best remember the sounds and how to produce them.
-The features of 15 vowels and 24 consonants.
-Specific pronunciation rules to follow.
-The rational for why it isn’t easy to just imitate English pronunciation and what you can do to be clearly understood.

Fall Registration Information
Two credit hours. This is an ASU course at the Tempe campus. Register for the lecture and one of the labs. Lectures will meet at Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 2201. Please report there on the first day of class to get your lab room assignments. Spots are limited so enroll now!!!
SHS 461 #81720 Accent Modification (lecture), Fridays, 10–11 a.m.
SHS 461 #89789 Accent Modification (lab), Fridays, 9–10 a.m.
SHS 461 #89790 Accent Modification (lab), Fridays, 11 a.m.–noon
Questions? Contact Myra Schatzki at mschatzki@asu.edu.