Common Speech Problems:
Target Speakers: All Non-Native Speakers
- Word and Phrase Stress
- Unstressed Vowels
- Word-Final Voiced Consonants
- Breathy Voiceless Stop Consonants P,T,K
- T and D Variations
Eliminating the Glottal Stop:
Target Speakers: Arabic/Chinese
Word-Final N and M:
Target Speakers: Chinese/Korean/Spanish/Portuguese/Vietnamese
Target Speakers: Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Vietnamese
Target Speakers: Slavic
N vs L:
Target Speakers: Mandarin
Target Speakers: Korean/Tagalog
Target Speakers: Portuguese/Spanish/Tagalog
B, D, G:
Target Speakers: Portuguese/Spanish
Target Speakers: Arabic/Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Portuguese/Spanish/Tagalog
T and D:
Target Speakers: Hindi/Urdu
Unique Features of the Course
The instruction will provide concrete, hands-on methods for solving speech problems that are specific to individual needs of the participant. It is offered by a veteran speech-language pathologist who applies the evidence-based practice and techniques of clinical speech therapy to accent reduction. The webinar presentation will be interactive, dynamic, and imitate real speech. Written materials and sound files will be available for participants.
Professionals with high-level English skills who want to take their speech clarity and communication to the next level.
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, L2 Accent Reduction Centre
Patrick Byrne is a registered speech-language pathologist with an extensive background in helping clients communicate better. He 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. As a certified TESL instructor Patrick has taught both in North America and overseas.
About L2 Accent Reduction Centre
A Vancouver-based clinic with clients worldwide, L2 specializes in accent reduction training that helps professionals communicate better at work and in everyday interactions. Courses are provided individually or in small groups at the L2 clinic, on site at the workplace, and by video streaming. The training is supported by L2's proprietary materials.