Frequently Asked Questions

AccentAbility FAQs

How long does it take to change my accent?

Most clients begin to experience changes right away. The first step is to recognize the sounds that need to be worked on and take a structured approach in changing habits. Repetition is important and following up between classes (yes, homework) is vital to rapid improvement. The more committed the student is to change, the faster the change in habits takes place. Generally, clients can expect major advances in 12 weeks or about 90 days.


IS THE teacher A speech pathologist?

Yes.



How far in advance do I need to schedule my lessons?

You and I will set a schedule of classes in advance that is convenient for you. Typically, training lasts about 12 weeks or 90 days and classes are usually once a week.



What are the fees for classes?

Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your goals and training plan, and I will individualize your training plan to meet your specific needs.


Does my group need to speak the same native language?

No. Group training sessions all begin with individualized assessments in order to tailor the needs of each individual in the group during training sessions.


How should I schedule my initial assessment?

Visit the contact page and enter your information. I will contact you to set up a free 30-minute consultation to learn about your specific needs and goals.


Do I have to commit to all twelve weeks of training?

Generally, twelve weeks is the optimum amount of time required to complete training for the best results. I am certified under the Compton PESL method of accent reduction which follows a week-by-week protocol. In order for you to achieve the best results, the teacher and student must both be committed. Of course, there are always exceptions and we can discuss your individual needs with a free consultation. Please contact me to find out how.


What are the technical requirements necessary for online training?

You will need a computer with audio and microphone capability, and at least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo) and 1 GB of RAM.

Minimum download speed of 512Kbps and a minimum upload speed of 128Kbps.


What materials do I need?

 A set of practice materials available in either in hard copy or online will be included with the training price.