Accent Reduction Training Association
Today, I had a great class learning about the American accent and learning so much from your online school. Your trainer was very professional and fully grasped the technique he was teaching me. I honestly, would not have imagined I would finished the course with speaking no accent.
My entire family and friends give me compliments whenever I speak English with them now. Best of all, my children, don’t correct my pronunciation any longer and that makes me so proud. I was impressed with your trainer’s passion for teaching and the ARTA method. It gave me the confidence I needed to communicate effectively, particularly while working at my American company. I am relieved that it is one less thing to worry about when interviewing for new jobs.
When I began the accent class, I thought there was little to no chance that I was ever able to lose my accent. However, I have not only changed my mind, but I could hear and feel my accent changing after I was mid way through the course and by the end of the classes I completely changed my accent, for ever. Wow, I never thought this would happen to me. I truly am glad that I worked with you guys, and am for ever grateful for your method. Thank you for your patience and supportive enviornment.
I have finally achieved something that I was missing all these years. I know I need to keep practicing daily, but perfect practice makes perfect and I am motivated now that I have the right tools to succeed. Today, I feel like a true American citizen. Thank you ARTA.
Kim Jang: Spouse:
As a spouse in retrogression, accent training with the ARTA method has allowed me to connect on a deeper level, when communicating with people at my work and socially. I have learned more about English communication in this course than all of my formal school years growing up in the Philippines.
I consider myself very fortunate to have found this English language program, and now have the confidence to seek new social interactions for expressing myself. Through the accent reduction training, I have met my challenges of English pronunciation head on, and can honestly say, I can’t imagine ever having done without it. With those I have met, I have been able to build stronger relationships by communicating not just my ideas, but also my feelings. This was of speaking English has opened up a whole new chapter in my life.
Before, I felt shy when speaking to others, I didn’t want to have to repeat the embarrassment if they didn’t understand me. Now, I know that I have full control over my accent and language skills and have learned how to “turn my accent off”. I made the right decision to attend the accent training program, and I continue to practice the techniques I have learned every day. ARTA makes it so easy, and that is what a good program does. I don’t feel as if I’m doing a technique, I feel more like I am demonstrating my confidence. I strongly support the mandate and work of the ARTA method. They changed my life.
I still connect on a daily basis with the speaking habits I have learned while learning at ARTA. Since joining in February 2009, It has been a very positive and encouraging environment. For foreign and non-native English speakers – I encourage you to try this great resource; you will be happy you did. For other spouses, who don’t get to practice their English as much, it is a great way to learn spoken English, Kudos to the ARTA method and for all the trainers!”
ARTA is an excellent accent reduction program, with first rate accent coaches and trainers. I especially need to improve my accent and pronunciation in English. I have been greatly impacted from this method with my visits to patients. The accent reduction method helped in detecting mistakes which I as a non-native English speaker, have had to live with for many years, until now.
Pronouncing English words with the accent reduction trainer, I was showed the exact manner to pronounce a specific word by placing the lips and tongue at exact for ward positions and using muscles in my face, that I was not used to using before in my foreign language. I learned to pause and to make more intonation patterns when speaking with the American accent. Patients now understand everything I say, and I have the confidence of an advanced English speaker. I would say this technique is truly a “relaxed way to speak” with an American accent, while learning accent reduction.
So, my opinion is that you may go to ARTA. It is a genuine and honest program of qualified trainers. I believe they will help you in all areas in reducing your hard accent into a “relaxed” one. You will, in my opinion, be happy with the results. Here’s to your great success.
Xiao Ning, Ph.d
I wanted to write a quick note the say thank you for the wonderful accent class. The trainer you provided, worked with me intensely and I was very encouraged by their effort they put into every class. They really showed their desire to teach me everything I was doing wrong. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure about learning accent reduction in an online classroom with the ARTA method at the beginning, because I thought I had to be from the U.S. to speak without an accent, but you proved me to be wrong.
However, to my surprise, it worked! I now speak English clearly and more confidently than I ever have before. When I speak in English, your trainers voice is in my head correcting my pronunciation.
Thank you ARTA for your wonderful program in accent training. I am very impressed and pleased with the accent reduction class you gave to me. The confidence I have now with spoken English, was worth it, and I recommend the ARTA method class to anyone who wishes to reduce their accent.
Russian Couple in Los Angeles
We never have thought about taking a pronunciation class before. However, my husband and I realized we were having trouble being understood by our American friends. We learned for the first time about intonation and pronouncing words with clarity and emphasis. ARTA told us things which I haven’t been told before about how my accent sounds to others. It is very helpful to finally know a technique, so when we begin a conversation with American friends, we can follow the simple steps to improve our pronunciation and get our point across more easily.
The ARTA teaching method is amazingly simple to use. Using the online classroom, we were able to visually see and control the shape of vowel sounds that we spoke American in English. Also, working in a small group, we were able to get the attention we needed and see other people mistakes and how they were corrected. Remembering to speak in a “relaxed” way, outside of the classroom was possible, whenever I slowed down and focused on my speech patterns. Keeping up with the daily pronunciation practice was no trouble at all, since I speak English all day long at work. Learning accent reduction is a skill that when you learn how to do it, then you never for get. I still practice the exercises when I’m driving my car. Now, the technique has become my own way of speaking and I don’t have to be so conscious about it like I was in the beginning.
Taking this course was well worth the investment. I learned cultural communication that has benefited me as a new American citizen in the United States. I highly recommend this English pronunciation class to others. It has been a pleasure to work with the people at ARTA. They are a highly professional organization and I definitely work with them again if I needed to. Thanks again for all your help and patience in working with me. Good luck.
Natalia & Alex
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