Accent Reduction


Your grammar and vocabulary may be excellent, but your pronunciation and intonation may hinder clear communication with native English speakers. Proper use of intonation delivers clear signals to the American listener. Intonation patterns are very important to clear communication, but are often overlooked in the teaching of English pronunciation.

In this course, students will learn techniques to reduce accents and improve pronunciation, and also learn to incorporate the American English intonation pattern into their speech. Students will also be given resources to help internalize new patterns of both pronunciation and intonation.

Required Book (Please purchase book prior to class.)
Mastering the American Accent with Audio CDs. Author: Lisa Mojsin, M.A. ISBN-13: 978-0764195822. ISBN-10: 0764195824.

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For more information about this course, please call the University's Intensive English Language Center (IELC) at (775) 784-6075 or email

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