Chicago, Illinois (PressExposure) March 23, 2011 -- The author, Tracey Ingram, M.A., M.S, an experienced speech and hearing professional and Director of the Institute of Accent Modification in Chicago, Illinois discovered this fact while teaching American accent training to native Chinese students. The series was created for her native Chinese students and others to benefit from learning specialized strategies needed to succeed in speaking conversational American English more fluidly. 7 weeks to a Better American Accent for native Mandarin speakers is truly a priceless asset for any native Chinese speaker hoping to immerse him or herself in the increasingly globalized business world.
The first volume of the series is published by Sovereign Language press, a Chicago based publishing firm, provides the native Chinese speaker a user friendly, seven week, step-by-step program. The program consists of a 70 page soft-cover workbook with listening exercises and accompanying 16 audio tracks designed to help native Chinese professionals and students gain a better grasp on speaking English like an American.
Changing some of your old habits takes time and dedication, but as students start learning, they will begin to sound more natural. There are several phases which will take place in this process. Initially, in the program you will learn new sounds and get familiar with the rhythm and flow of speech. This initial phase of learning to hear new sounds and to discriminate which English sounds are difficult is critical. Learning how to hear these sounds correctly will help students tremendously with their English pronunciation.
Through successful completion of the 7 week course, students start to build a strong foundation of skills designed to open up job opportunities, improve business relationships, increase confidence speaking, strengthen personal interactions, and reduce levels of frustration.
The 70 page soft cover workbook and 16 Track CD-ROM are available for $16.95, and the MP3 is available for $8.99, at the publisher's website and Amazon.com
ISBN # workbook: 978-0-615-40686-2 / ISBN # CD: 978-0-615-44491-8