Improve Your Spoken English and Pronunciation: American Accent for Success in Business This comprehensive instructional workbook comes with SEVEN HOURS OF FREE, DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO. The course is designed to teach foreign-born students and professionals already functioning in English how to speak clearly, correctly, and confidently.The book provides detailed instruction on the pronunciation of all of the sounds of standard American English. Extensive exercises include contrast pairs (to help speakers distinguish between sounds), along with business vocabulary words and sentences, workplace dialogues, and common idiomatic expressions. Key pronunciation rules are explained. Numerous opportunities are provided to refine intonation and inflection, minimize nervousness, and develop a natural American speech pattern. Included in the book is a guide to the most problematic sounds for n-native speakers, organized by 22 first languages.The free audio download in convenient MP3 format includes instruction and all of the workbook exercises, taught by the author.
As founder and President since 1988 of Intercultural Communication Services, Inc., Jolinda Osborne has been helping clients communicate effectively, act courageously, and succeed in their professional and personal lives. She has coached and trained executives, managers, and employees at hi-tech Fortune 500 companies, both in the U.S. and in Asia. She has also provided services and educational products to government, educational and non-profit organizations. Jolinda thrives on working with employees who are motivated to contribute their talents and expand their careers by developing their communication and leadership skills.