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The United States has long attracted many of the world’s brightest minds – from scientists and engineers to linguists and educators.  While the country’s universities and businesses benefit from such a dazzling array of experts, foreign professionals and students often find themselves careening headlong into cultural and linguistic barriers that […]

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The following recordings will guide you through American English pronunciations of U.S. states and cities. You can listen to the phrases directly on our website or download them for later playback on any standard MP3 compatible device. Listen, repeat, and practice!   Alabama | AL Alabama is a southern U.S. […]

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According to a new study just released by the University of Chicago, a foreign accent may undermine a person’s credibility. Participants who took part in the study were asked to rate the truthfulness of statements made by both native and non-native speakers of English. The researchers found that truthfulness ratings […]

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It is important for health care professionals who speak English as a second language to master proper intonation and pronunciation when speaking with patients. ALTA’s accent reduction training includes interactive homework lessons featuring recordings of real-world scenarios, such as A Visit to the Doctor. The following recordings (MP3 files that […]

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It is important for English learners to master proper intonation and pronunciation when speaking with a doctor, a nurse, or a pharmacist. ALTA’s accent reduction training includes interactive homework lessons featuring recordings of real-world scenarios, such as A Visit to the Doctor. The following recordings (MP3 files that you can […]

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Among the most difficult things for English learners to master is proper intonation and pronunciation when speaking over the phone. Part of ALTA’s accent reduction training includes interactive homework lessons featuring recordings of real-world scenarios. The following recordings (MP3 files that you can listen to repeatedly, or download for use […]

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Word Stress is the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word. If you’re training to improve your English pronunciation, it is important to place the emphasis on the correct syllable. Take advantage of this free offer to recieve 9 weeks of Word Stress lessons developed by ALTA’s Accent Training professionals. […]

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