Friday, September 10, 2010

Professors of pronunciation help immigrants - USATODAY.com

Professors of pronunciation help immigrants - USATODAY.com: A growing number of immigrants are taking lessons and taking classes on how to speak English like an American, experts in pronunciation say.

'We're doing business like gangbusters,' said Judy Ravin, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Accent Reduction Institute.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's most recent survey addressing accent modification showed its members spent an estimated 5.7% of their time providing accent-modification services in 2009, up from 3.7% in 2007.

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