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Accent Reduction

hello italker :) ... I hope you are enjoying learning a new languge

Trying to reduce my accent in english ( I think I have really horrible accent ) and I am looking for your kind help.

So, if you now any effect method to do so, or you know  touters on italki who is specialized or have an experince on accent redduction and you can share with us please do it.

thank you in advance :)

Jan 14, 2015 10:18 PM
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Everyone has an accent. Accents vary from country to country, city to city, and town to town. It is possible for an accent to change but it takes years, even decades for it to change significantly. However, what is most important is that it is not necessary to change an accent but improve pronouncitaion.

-The first thing I suggest is schedule some sessions with a teacher or tutor to help you identify which sounds you need to work on.
-Also a lot of people find it helpful to watch youtube videos or podcasts. You can find many that help you work on specific sounds.
-Listening to and singing along to much can help with your intonation
- Practice reading out loud everyday (read your favourite blog or the news).
_ Record yourself. It may be helpful to record yourself reading a passage and listen to a native speaker reading the same passage. This comparison may help you to identify areas that need improvement.
-Watch TV or Movies in English and try to copy the speakers 

January 14, 2015

Great advices ....  I really apperciate you help


Thank you Jessie

January 15, 2015
Language Skills
Arabic, English
Learning Language