Many factors contribute to the development of effective communication. For non-native speakers of English these factors include mastering the mechanics of the English language, understanding the culture of the area in which they live, and speaking with clarity. Many people have learned English and have become aware of the culture but still experience significant barriers to communication. One of the most common reasons for these barriers is the speaker’s accent. Both the speaker and listener experience frustration and misunderstandings arise when the accent interferes with communication. Accent reduction coaching is an effective strategy for overcoming communication barriers.
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