What is Accent Reduction?

Accent reduction, also known as accent modification or accent coaching, is the process of changing one’s speech patterns to sound more like a native speaker of a certain language or dialect. Accent reduction can help people who speak English as a second or other language (ESOL) to communicate more effectively, confidently, and professionally in various settings, such as work, school, or social situations.

2D Sound Motion Technology Method & Practice in Accent Reduction & Speech Modification.

2D Sound Motion Technology (SMT) is a technology that uses two-dimensional visual and auditory feedback to help learners master correct pronunciation and fluency in American English. This technology helps learners understand the sound system of American English and how to produce the sounds correctly. 2D SMT was developed by Dr. Alex Obskov, a University professor, a professional linguist, and an American accent coach who created the American Accent Training Program.

For example, 2D SMT can effectively help learners with the R sound development by showing them the position and movement of their tongue, lips, teeth, and jaw when they produce the R sound. The R sound is a retroflex sound, which means that you curl your tongue back and touch the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue. You also use your vocal cords to make the sound. 2D SMT provides learners with audio examples of how the R sound should sound, and how they compare to their own pronunciation. By using 2D SMT, learners can see and hear their own errors, and correct them accordingly. This technology trans accents almost at a native level.

To Use 2D Sound Motion Technology to Pronounce the American [D] Sound, You Need to Follow These Steps:

Prof. Alex created all American sounds in 2D Sound Motion Simulator to educate his students. This technology is available in his One-on-One sessions only.

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How to Succeed in Accent Reduction?

There are many techniques and strategies to succeed in accent reduction, which is the process of improving your pronunciation and clarity in a foreign language. Some of the most common and effective methods are:

If you want to master your speaking and listening skills and speak like a native or close to it, please check Prof. Alex’s website, www.myaccentway.com. To customize Your Personal American Accent Program, please, check his YouTube channel to learn how to start your individual American accent reduction training.

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your American accent and speak English with confidence and clarity. Try 2D Sound Motion Technology today and see the difference for yourself!

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American sounds, American consonants

American Consonants sound-by-sound

1. You can understand how to pronounce American consonants correctly using the 2D Sound Simulator;
2. You can practice each sound with “phonetic exercises” (at the beginning, middle, and end of words);
3. You can practice speaking them in “sentence practice” & “paragraph practice.”
Use your consonants confidently!

This chapter consists of 25 American English consonant phonemes: 15 Voiced Sounds & 9 Unvoiced Sounds.

Session 1. American Unvoiced [t] & Voiced [d] Phonemes + Voicing [t̬]
Session 2. American Voiced [r] & Voiced [w] Phonemes
Session 3. American Unvoiced [s] & Voiced [z] Phonemes
Session 4. American Unvoiced [th] & Voiced [t͟h] Phonemes
Session 5. American Unvoiced [ʃ] & Voiced [ʒ] Phonemes
Session 6. American Unvoiced [ʧ] & Voiced [ʤ] Phonemes
Session 7. American Unvoiced [h] Phoneme
Session 8. American Unvoiced [p] & Voiced [b] Phonemes
Session 9. American Unvoiced [f] & Voiced [v] Phonemes
Session 10. American Unvoiced consonant [k] & Voiced consonant [g] Sounds
Session 11. American Lateral Voiced consonant [l] Sound
Session 12. American Voiced consonants [m], [n], & [ŋ] Sonorants
Session 13. Word Endings; ED -ending [t], [d], or [id]



“…I have been working with Dr. Alex Obskov for six and a half months to improve my pronunciation, and I appreciate him for the fantastic job he has done with my accent. I came to the US several years ago, and it was challenging for me to understand people, to speak my mind, and to feel confident in the way I sound. There are eleven sessions that Alex has designed perfectly to target the most important sounds in the American language. I have had a very thick Russian accent, and the manner of speaking was different. Alex has been so patient with me, helping me out to understand the American consonants and vowels, word stress, and intonation patterns. I would say that I often struggle with the feeling of low confidence in my English speaking, but Alex has helped me change my mind completely. Thanks a lot!



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