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 native English speakers 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: 15 students maximum
Total Hours: 42 (Fall & Spring) 36 (Summer)
Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Length: Fall & Spring: 14 weeks / Summer: 12 weeks
Application Fee: $50 (Non-Refundable)
*Scheduled day is subject to change.
After you have completed the registration form and the application fee payment, please attend one of the following sessions:
The session will be held online via Zoom. Please click on the following link to join: https://fiu.zoom.us/j/7989382857
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM
- 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.