I have been helping individuals modify their accents for years. There are many reasons someone might want to modify their accent - to improve intelligibility, for social reasons, to secure a job where speaking clearly is essential. Whatever the reason, I can help you reach your personal goals. We will work on key American sounds, vocabulary, the prosody (stress and rhythm of speech) to create a new sound with your own beautiful voice! All lessons are custom-planned to your individual needs.
I specialize in reducing, British, Australian, Russian and other Slavic accents, but whether you are from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, India, the U.K., South America, Africa or even from a heavily accented region of the U.S., I can help you to sound more more comfortable with General American English (or British English) in both social and work situations. As a licensed speech therapist and phonetician, I am uniquely qualified for this work!
In addition to basic accent modification services I provide:
- Work with contact/call center staffs to improve English pronunciation skills and intonation
- Assistance with presentations and speaking engagements - As a public speaker with over 50 national conference speaking engagements, I can help you make your presentation more dynamic to Americans and help you to sound your best.
- Role play interview situations and help with interview preparation - Interviews are important and being prepared means your accent is clear and fluid
- Meeting preparation - I can help you prep for meeting by role playing questions and giving pointers on how your speech in meetings can be most impactful
Information about Accent Modification with Dialect 911
All sessions are held via Zoom web platform and convenient times are offered wherever you are in the world. Payment can be made via PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Package pricing is available for six sessions or more. Contact me for more information.
"It's Diane who made me overcome my fear of public speaking in English. I also had the most of my heavy accent sounds corrected in no time. And last but not least, she taught my son to speak freely and well - and it took about ten lessons or so. I strongly recommend Diane's course to everyone who wants to sound right."
- Alex, Moscow, Russia
"I am very grateful to Diane for assisting me with my accent modification. Due to my job, I have a lot of business + IT-oriented conversations where my language has to be almost perfect for managing teams and handling projects. So we reached the goal. Plus, Diane taught me some hidden aspects of American English that I am regularly using now."
- Vitaly, Volgograd, Russia
"2 years ago I was a fresh immigrant in the US and every time I tried to start a conversation with some random girl I was getting a glance full of confusion because of my accent. After just 8 sessions my accent transformed in a way where nobody even asks me where I am from at all. It impacted my professional as well as personal life in such a positive way. Thanks Diane!"
- Andro, Georgian Republic
"I credit Diane for helping my accent. I feel more comfortable with my speech. Thank you."
- Lian, Shenzhen, China
"I came to Diane for help with my accent. As a leader I needed to speak well. I am now able to feel more comfortable in meetings and have more confidence in my conversations with my team. I learned so much and I had almost given up."
- Dev, Bangalore, India
"After a month of working with Diane, we managed to improve my accent a lot. She helped me to be able to speak more fluently and confidently. Also, it became much easier to communicate with my colleagues (I work remotely in a global company)."
- Sergey, Moscow, Russia