Working on your accent? Helping a non-native English speaker to be better understood?
We’re pleased to introduce our free fact sheets about common accent issues and training targets, now UPDATED to include common issues for even more languages, including Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi and Vietnamese.
Each fact sheet is designed to help clients, ESL teachers, and speech pathologists chose what to work on first. While you’re here, check out our articles on some of the latest accent modification research to brush up on what matters most when it comes to being understood by native English speakers.
P.S. We’ll add at least five more language fact sheets this year. If your language fact sheet isn’t up yet, just send us an email and we’ll add it to our ‘to do’ list.
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- Is your speech hard for people to comprehend? Research tells us this could be affecting your career prospects
- Embrace your accent and speak clearly – lessons from a Global Investment Bank
- Which kind of English is the best? (Hint: none of them)
- When it’s hard to slow down: 4 evidenced-based ways to slow down your speech rate and increase your intelligibility
Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.
David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).