Why become an accent reduction trainer?

This course is designed for speech professionals who want to learn about the exciting and rewarding career of accent reduction! In this course, we will explore the benefits of working with accent reduction clients and the revenue stream that can follow.

Clients seek accent training when they become frustrated by frequently being asked to repeat, their accent interferes with communication in the workplace, or if more attention is paid to HOW something is said versus WHAT is said.

Join an accent reduction trainer with over 20 years of experience to learn her winning formula for starting a business or expanding your existing business to include Accent Reduction as a specialty area. 

What will I learn?

During this two-hour course, you will learn everything about accent reduction (also called accent modification or accent management) and how it could add a very lucrative revenue stream for you! "Accent Reduction – The Basics" is a professional-grade course that will walk you through step-by-step what it looks like to launch new accent reduction services for current and/or future clients. Learn exactly what accent reduction trainers do, what you will need to set up an accent reduction business, pricing, financial expectations, marketing, how to talk with potential clients, and an overview of the process when working with an accent reduction client

Learner Objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic steps for starting an accent reduction business.
  2. Explain three ways to market an accent reduction business.
  3. Determine how to price accent reduction services.
  4. Name three elements of a comprehensive accent reduction program.

Who should take this course?

  • Professionals with speech and/or communication experience (at least 2 years recommended) such as speech language pathologists (SLP), English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors, linguists, or related fields.
  • Professionals who want to start an accent reduction business or add this specialty to their current business.

About Your Instructor

BARBARA CHRISTENSEN is the owner and lead trainer at Speech Advantage. Speech Advantage is known worldwide as a leader in providing leadership development through foreign accent reduction training. Ms. Christensen received a BS Degree in Speech Communication from Iowa State University as well as a MA degree in Speech Pathology from Truman State University. She worked as a traditional speech-language pathologist until she started her corporate work in 1999.

Barb is the author of Accent Freedom, an in-depth online accent modification training program. Released in 2013, this software helps non-native English speakers improve their English pronunciation through self-study or instructor-led formats. Workshops are also offered to speech professionals who want to learn to use Accent Freedom software with their own clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is a recorded webinar. You will have access to the webinar and handouts immediately upon completing your purchase.

How long is the course?

This recorded webinar is 2 hours.

How long do I have access to the course?

You have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Are CEUS offerred for this webinar?

Online Speech Services is not an ASHA-approved CEU provider at this time. However, you will be provided with a completion certificate for 2.0 professional development hours after completing the course.

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