Accent reduction classes are designed for students who are proficient in most aspects of English (reading, vocabulary, and listening comprehension) but who sometimes avoid speaking with Americans because they fear being misunderstood due to their foreign accents or pronunciation errors. In order to determine your particular areas of difficulty in speaking  or reading aloud, we will begin with a diagnostic evaluation of your spoken English and then proceed to learn the consonants, vowels, diphthongs, and the tricky clusters and combinations that typically do not occur in other languages–like /sh/, /ch/, /th/, /zh/, /ft/, /str/, /ng/, to name just a few! We will also work on stress, phrasing, speed, and intonation, all of which make the “music” and rhythm of American English.

Through oral exercises, reading aloud, mini-presentations and lively, interactive discussions, we will practice realistic language situations with the emphasis on speaking clearly and building self-confidence so that you can fully participate in conversations whenever and wherever you choose.

Come join us, and lose your accent!

Classes size: 12 students max.
Total hours: 42+

Weekdays
Days:
Once a week*
Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Length: Fall & Spring: 14 weeks / Summer: 12 weeks
Price: $699
*Exact day depends on availability/registration.

Saturdays
Days:
Saturdays
Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Length: Fall & Spring: 14 weeks / Summer: 12 weeks
Price: $699

In order to take the placement test and register for this program, please visit our office during the following dates and times:

The testing session will be held online via Zoom. Please click on the following link to join: https://fiu.zoom.us/j/7989382857

Spring 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Summer 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Fall 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Notes:
  • I-20s are not issued for this course. F-1 students may add this class to their full-time program.
  • Dates, tuition, and fees subject to change without notice.
  • Company and group rates available.