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Teacher Training

Accents International provides teacher training to faculty and graduate students at US accredited colleges and universities. These programs are designed for speech pathologists, linguists, university TESOL instructors, and TESOL graduate students.

Program Attendees Learn:

  • The essential cultural competencies for teaching American pronunciation to professionals for whom English is a second language
  • Step-by-step techniques for teaching:
    • 21 standard American English vowels sounds
    • 26 standard American English consonant sounds
    • 40+ patterns of rhythm, stress, and intonation
  • How to create assessments and interdisciplinary (customized) practice guides
  • A methodology for teaching effective self-study strategies for long-term skill acquisition and carryover
  • Answers to nearly every question non-native English speakers ask about American pronunciation

Taught By Judy Ravin:

Judy Ravin

Teacher training programs are conducted exclusively by Judy Ravin, President and Founder of Accents International. Ravin has worked with faculty and graduate students at:

  • The US Foreign Services Institute – School of Language Studies
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • Tennessee State University
  • Hawaii Pacific University

Ravin has also taught English pronunciation to international MBA students at the University of Michigan-Ross School of Business and Cornell University-Johnson School of Business, as well as students at the U.S. Defense Language Institute.

 

Case Study

Industry: Information Technology

My boss said sometimes people don't understand me because of my accent. This was my first experience with distance learning and it went great. I now feel the improvement in every aspect of my life, both personal and professional.

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From Our Clients

"I believe you heard this from each and every one of your students, but you really help not only with the accent but you boost the self assurance of each of the persons that is lucky enough to be on your training. I did enjoy the experience not only for the improvement on the way I communicate but also for the professionalism and concern you put into the task of helping me. It is (normal for me) to keep the upmost respect for the teachers I had during my learning years. You sure have a special place among them due to your dedication and for the tremendous impact your teaching has had in my career."

- Participant from a Leading Technology Company

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