American Accents

For non-native English speakers who wish to improve their pronunciation of American English, this course address the sounds and concepts that challenge foreign speakers of all backgrounds. With individual attention in each class, you become aware of the structure of your own accent and learn methods for altering it, so you can speak with ease in American English. Topics covered include American intonation, elision, subtleties of vowel distribution and realization, and formal and informal registers. The class will include a healthy dose of text work in order to give you the opportunity to practice integrating your American English speech skill work into your acting and scene work. Speech 1 and Speech 2 are required in preparation for this course.

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