Give your professional goals a boost. Help your clients and colleagues recognize the value of your ideas. Be a better communicator. Be understood!
Accent vs Intelligibility: What is the Difference?
Prosody: What is it? Why is it Essential for Speech Clarity?
Word-Final Consonants: More than Meets the Ear
Word and Phrase Stress: It's all in the Timing
Unstressed Vowels and Consonants: A Case of Dual Identity
Linking Sounds Together for Fluent Speech
The Highs and Lows of English Intonation
Unique Features of the Course
The course is offered by a registered speech-language pathologist, who brings the methods and techniques of clinical speech therapy to accent reduction. Activities will be interactive, dynamic, and imitate real speech. Do not expect boring word lists to repeat!
Professionals with high-level English skills who want to improve their speech clarity
and communication effectiveness
Patrick Byrne is a speech-language pathologist with an extensive background in helping people communicate better. Patrick holds a master's degree in speech science from UBC, providing him with a solid understanding of sound production and comprehensive training in speech analysis. He is a member of the Speech-Language Audiology Canada and the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of BC. He has worked with a diverse clientele in both public health and private practice. Previous to becoming an speech therapist, Patrick worked as a certified TESL instructor, and has taught English both in North America and overseas.
About L2 Accent Reduction Centre
A BC-based company with a global scope, L2 specializes in accent reduction training to help professionals communicate better at work and in everyday interactions. Courses are provided individually or in small groups at the L2 clinic, the clients' workplace, and by video streaming. The training is supported by L2's proprietary interactive online program.