Unlearning to ‘tawk’ like a New Yorker was the topic of discussion in today’s NY Region section of the New York Times. The article brings up an important element — that accents can be seen anywhere. The writer speaks to many different clients that decided to take part in an accent modification program. They speak of a feeling of belonging when their in their hometown, where their accent is void, and a feeling of inferiority when leaving their hometown.
The important message that we enjoyed from this piece was that EVERYONE has an accent – from local to international accents, we all have them! It only becomes a problem for people when the accent draws more attention than the words that are being said.
Learn more about our accent modification program by browsing our new web section on the topic. If you are interested in learning more about how this program might help you feel free to email or call us with any questions.