Accent Modification Professional Program


Course Description

This personalized accent training is for individuals or small groups who wish to improve their English communication skills by focusing on fluency, stress and intonation, and sound production. To optimize training, there is an individualized pre and post assessment. This course can be customized to an individual or group’s personal, academic, or professional needs and is offered online, on campus at the , or on site at your organization.


Course Details

Who should attend: Attorneys, Scientists, Medical Personnel, Executives, Customer Service Representatives, Managers, or Employees who speak English as a Second Language and whose job requires clear and effective communication. 

Course format:  Instruction may be delivered online, on campus at the , or on site at your organization.

Additional Information:  Course may run for 10-14 weeks depending on the needs of the student and includes a pre and post assessment.  The individual or group meets once a week for 1 hour.


USD's English Language Academy is a member of English USA (formerly the American Association of Intensive English Programs) and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify differences in their own speech patterns as compared to Standard American English
  • Increase sound discrimination and modeling
  • Speak with improved pacing, intonation, stress and pitch
  • Improve pronunciation and overall communication skills
  • Enhance self esteem
  • Show a 40-50% improvement as measured by a pre and post assessment. 
  • Experience improved employee relations


Professional development courses offered by the ’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.


These on-campus courses are offered in a traditional classroom where you can connect with your instructor and classmates in a live setting. This learning environment facilitates communication in real time, enables immediate feedback and fosters face-to-face interaction with the instructor and classmates. Classroom courses have a scheduled start and finish date, and students are expected to attend all course sessions.

Key Benefits of English Language Academy Courses

Dynamic, Practical Language Skills

Our individualized, skill-based placement system stimulates dynamic learning for students of varying levels of language proficiency with instruction that is tailored to their unique needs.

Sense of Community

Our faculty and staff engage students from around the globe in an enriching, high-quality educational experience where they also build friendships that help stimulate academic success.

Invested in Your Success

Our mission is to help each student thrive while developing the English language skills that position them to achieve personal, professional and academic goals.