The ability to communicate clearly is vital in today’s globalized world. Native Chinese professionals and students are discovering the benefit of this fun new language series, specifically designed to help overcome common language challenges with American English pronunciation
Speaking American English can be a daunting task for any native Mandarin speaker, but as the business world becomes increasingly more globalized, the potential economic and personal benefits of such an audacious undertaking make it a worthwhile endeavor. Unfortunately, an adequate command of English grammar and vocabulary is often insufficient without a convincing American accent to back it up.
This presents a challenge for Chinese students of English, as the many complicated stress patterns and quick, fluid rhythms of American English can be quite difficult for native Mandarin speakers to master. That is precisely why Sovereign Language Press’s latest series, 7 Weeks to a Better American Accent for Native Mandarin Speakers – volume 1, is such a precious asset for frustrated native Mandarin speakers struggling to master the rhythm and flow of American English. The new volume is written by a local Chicago Resident, Tracey Ingram, M.A., M.S., a licensed speech and hearing professional, as well as the current Director of the Institute of Accent Modification.
Building off years of experience as a speech and hearing professional and working alongside multicultural clients, Tracey Ingram has developed a keen understanding of some of the most common struggles and handicaps that native Chinese speakers face when attempting to acquire an American accent. As such, 7 weeks to a Better American accent for Native Mandarin speakers – volume 1 is packed with exercises carefully crafted by one who possesses an intimate understanding of the inherent difficulties in transitioning from speaking Mandarin to speaking English like an American.
The program has 2 components which complement each other. The 70 page workbook and 16 audio tracks are to be completed in a seven week time span. Through successful completion of the seven week program, students should start building a strong foundation of skills designed to open up job opportunities, improve business relationships, and strengthen personal interactions.
Of course, the workbook may perhaps best be utilized in conjunction with daily conversational practice, which is why purchasers may also wish to consider enrolling for one-on-one instruction at the Institute of Accent Modification, which is located in the west loop in downtown Chicago. Her team conducts workshops in virtual classrooms online and in their corporate office. For more information about 7 weeks to a Better American Accent for Native Mandarin speaker series, may be found at http://www.chinesespeakbetterenglish.com