Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program
Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program

Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program

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Introduction: Prof. Alex Obskov.,Ph.D. Doctor of Education, Linguist, Professor of English as a Second Language, American Accent Coach. 20 Years of Teaching American Accent! ⠀ ⠀ 🔰for Non-Native Speakers ⠀ ⠀ 🔰for Native Speakers (pathology) ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔰for Corporates (authorized by SAM.GOV) ⠀ ⠀ ⠀When students start learning English, they pay too much attention to Grammar and Vocabulary at the expense of Pronunciation. This way, students start using sounds of the native language to speak English. This sound replacement creates an accent. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀American Accent Program was designed to help speakers of English as a Second or Other Languages learn proper pronunciation of American English. In these classes, ⠀ ⠀ ✅ You CAN understand how to pronounce American Consonants and Vowels more effectively using 2D Sound Motion Technology; ⠀ ⠀ ✅ You CAN practice your pronunciation with the phonetic exercises, practice sentences, and paragraph practices to create a habitual manner of American speaking; ⠀ ⠀ ✅ You CAN use American Emphasis, Intonation, Rhythm & Melody to create speech flow; ⠀ ⠀ ✅ You CAN speak American contractions and reductions, assimilations, and sounds interaction. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀TO THE STUDENT Welcome! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀I have worked with many Universities and schools, observing many classes that teach pronunciation worldwide. However, very few address facial muscle training, sound explanation using ADVANCED 2D technology, and work mindset toward learning a new language. A confluence of these techniques will help you UNDERSTAND American Phonetics effortlessly. You will compare the difference between your native language pronunciation and the American one, allowing you to learn the American sound system quickly and more EFFICACIOUSLY. Most teachers providing pronunciation classes do not know these "language techniques," and they simply "give a lecture to you." ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ THREE STEPS TO YOUR SUCCESS ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ➰Individual Approach➰ My students' success matters: that is why I establish a solid and kind partnership with all my students, regardless of whether they take classes online or privately. Individual approach and careful guidance throughout learning are essential for your achievements. I will help you set up a personalized, step-by-step learning strategy that works best for you. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀➰2D Sound Motion Technology➰ Today modern technology makes it easier and more comfortable for you to understand the sound system of American English. I use 2D Sound Motion Technology (SMT) to educate my students on how to pronounce the American sound. Not only do you get the explanation on how to pronounce the American sound, but you also will see what is actually happening in your month. 2D sound motion video helps you always remember how to use the sound correctly! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀➰Intellectual Interaction➰ This is a combination of psycholinguistics and educational approaches that help Speakers of Other languages (you) easily perceive and adapt to the sound system of American phonetics. It allows you to change your thinking so that you can feel confident speakers of English like you are in your Native language. PS: ⠀ ⠀ ⠀I repeatedly see classes where some people call this type of training "Accent Reduction." I feel this is not entirely accurate for people's consciousness. It is the most important thing to keep students' diversity, identity, and personality; I don't want to REDUCE anything that speaks about your culture, traditions, and customs. However, I am adding new options that help you speak with confidence. Thanks for the privilege of your time, and I look forward to teaching you. Yours, Prof. Alex Obskov.,Ph.D.
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Coco w.
4 days ago
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I've been in the US for 10 years. I can communicate at work but still have a strong accent. That's a problem when I’m trying to move up to a leadership position. And I'm tired of hearing people ask, "What did you just say?" My boyfriend is American, but it didn't help much with my speech- when someone gets used to the way you speak they don't really correct your punctuation. Alex is a very professional and responsible teacher. After taking his class I realized some of the major mistakes I made before, such as often using native pronunciation instead of English pronunciation, intonation and so on. Every class I realized that there were words I had never pronounced correctly before - and no one ever corrected me until this class. I'm currently in my second term and so far I feel it's working better than any of the classes I've tried before.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Intermediate • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • 60 minutes • I travel to the ESL tutor • The ESL tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program's reply
Thanks, Coco! It is my pleasure to teach you. You are doing great!!
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Osvaldo M.
Dec 13, 2022
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I highly recommend Alex for accent reduction and enunciation lessons. He has an organized program ready to go, tested with many international students, which is a must. Many professors out there may have the knowledge, but lack methodology—Alex is far from it. Also, be ready to be pushed; Alex always is strict in a good way. I have good respect for strict teachers since they value your money and time and have no issue calling out the laziness of a student. I have been there for the workload.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Advanced • Full fluency • 30 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program's reply
Thanks a lot for your feedback! I do enjoy each session, and it is good to know that you have a goal! I wish you the best of luck!
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Alex R.
Oct 22, 2022
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There’re many accent reduction and public speaking coaches, so it might be difficult to find the one that works for you. Alex's approach is unique. I’ve been working with him for over a month, and I wish I had someone like him as an English teacher in my home country. The English classes back there were focused on vocabulary, writing, and reading comprehension, while not paying enough attention to the sounds. Alex bridges that gap by explaining how to pronounce each sound correctly. He even uses the 2d posture motion technology to show you the native way to make the sound and explains the difference between the sounds in American English vs your native language. He also provides phonetic exercises, so you can practice between sessions. Get ready to practice a lot! If you want to sound more like a native speaker, you will need to break old habits and develop new ones. Alex is quite flexible with scheduling, so the classes fit my schedule perfectly. While it might seem like a big investment of time and money, it’s 100% worth it because you invest in your future. I highly recommend taking this program to anyone who wants to improve their American English pronunciation and fluency.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Advanced • Full fluency • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program's reply
Alex, it is my pleasure working with you. Wish you much success!
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Abishek A.
Oct 2, 2022
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Alex is a fantastic teacher and has a beautiful personality. He takes notice of even the slimmest of mistakes in articulation and devises a strategy to overcome them to near perfection. He drives every session engaging and entertaining. It's hard to come across a trainer who cares for their trainees, and in that regard, Alex is in the highest percentile. I recommend anyone who desires to enhance their English speaking knacks and accents to Mr. Alex for a certified outcome.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Advanced • Conversational proficiency • 45 minutes • I travel to the ESL tutor

Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program's reply
Abishek! Thanks a lot for your review! I enjoy working with you, too!
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Yue Y.
Sep 17, 2022
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The short story is: this program works. I am very satisfied with my new accent after being in this program for over a year. Its not just my spoken English that’s improved, my listening also improved magically. Alex explained in detail how to pronounce each sound. It’s hard to change the way you speak when you have spoken like this for years. Alex would try different techniques until I could pronounce them correctly, and from there, he provided recording of words, phrases and sentences which I can follow to practice repeatedly.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Intermediate • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Dr. Alex ◦ Accent Reduction Program's reply
Yue, Thank you for your feedback. It is always a pleasure for me to see your vast progress! I wish you all the best! Great job!
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