Increase Your Career Growth Opportunities with More Effective Communication Skills in Business and Social Situations

Accent Modification Professional ProgramThe Accent Modification Program is a customized instructional program for people who speak English as a second language and who have average to advanced English skills. This program addresses the need for effective verbal skills in every profession. Managing people, sharing new ideas, speaking on the telephone, and growing a business all require clear and effective pronunciation. A strong accent may interfere with the ability to be understood. The ELA Program includes:

  • All accent reduction training conducted by a licensed speech/language pathologist; trainers have a Master’s Degree and are specially trained in accent modification
  • Training is short term and highly effective
  • Programs are customized based on the needs of the individuals in the group
  • Small group instruction is offered and limited to 5 participants - enroll now
  • Individual/private instruction offered upon request (flexible scheduling is available for individual instruction)
  • Instruction can be held on location for groups from the same company
  • For more details please refer to the Policies section found on the Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) Website:

Individual Training:  Individual sessions are available. Please contact Terri Anderson at (619) 260-4234, or email at, or fill out the form below:

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. 

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, instruction will be delivered in an online format at the English Language Academy (ELA), on the University of San Diego campus.

  • Identify differences in your own speech patterns as compared to Standard American English
  • Decrease speech errors by 40-50% measured by a pre- and post- assessment
  • Increase self-confidence and esteem that results in more active participation in meetings
  • Improve telephone skills
  • Interact with vendors, customers and co-workers more effectively

An intermediate or advanced level of English is required.

Memberships and Associations

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).

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