Most certified PESL instructors are familiar with Dr. Arthur J. Compton’s Foreign online practice program. It’s the online program that your clients use to practice their assigned target sounds during the course – and since it’s a lifetime subscription – after the course, as well.

You may not know, however, that in addition to the complete audio lab version (containing lessons for all of the sounds of English) Dr. Compton has had a Trainer-Guided/Self-Study option available for 7 primary languages. This version of the original program was language specific containing lessons that targeted the most common errors made by speakers of that particular language. It was only available in CD-ROM format until now……

Introducing….Pronouncing American English – A Trainer-Guided Self-Study Compton Program

It may be just what you are looking for when you have a client that is seeking accent reduction services but may not have the budget or time to commit to your conventional training format.

You can choose from 27 (more to come!) accent reduction programs custom designed for the particular language background of your client. Each program targets the typical pronunciations found in that native language group and includes…
a description of basic English sounds.

  • an explanation of phonetic symbols.
  • guidelines for study and evaluation.
  • a combination of interactive written and audio/video material including a unique “Record and Compare” feature that facilitates improved auditory awareness and self-correction skills,
  • a way for you, as the consultant, to monitor your client’s practice recordings and provide feedback regarding their progress (this premium feature available at no charge for a limited time during beta-test mode).

Each of the 27 different programs is based on normative data from the detailed phonetic analyses of the accented sounds of a minimum of 20 native speakers for each language (“Foreign Accent Norms of American English for 47 of the World’s Languages” Compton, Revised 2008, Carousel House Press, San Francisco, CA).

Pronouncing American English provides an effective and reasonably priced online format that allows your client to work independently or with your guidance.

Please visit for more details, demo and purchase information.

Introductory Offer for Accent Reduction Instructors
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