Speaking American English Workshop

Speaking American English Workshop: Fall 2020 Session

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The University Center for Language and Literacy is offering a Speaking American English workshop designed to help you reach personal communication goals. Speaking American English: A workshop for English Language Learners offers a supportive environment where you have the opportunity to practice the language skills that are important to you.

Our certified Speech-Language Pathologists use techniques to help non-native English speakers feel more confident in their communications – whether that’s giving a presentation, or taking notes in a class with a native speaker who speaks fast. The goal of the program is not to eliminate a client’s accent, but to enhance communication skills for greater self-assurance in any setting.

Participants set their own individual goals at the start of the workshop and will work to achieve those goals using a combination of small group activities and one-on-one interaction. The workshop typically runs for 10 weeks, but will depend when it begins. If the group workshop does work with your schedule, please contact us; individual consultations are available.

What to Expect

  • An initial meeting focusing on setting your personal goals and objectives.
  • Both group and individual activities.
  • Exercises for improving articulation, rate control, and projection.
  • Increased confidence in social and professional interactions.
  • Guidance from a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

Next steps: Register for the workshop by filling out this form: Speaking American English Registration.

When you submit the form, we will contact you to ask about dates and times. If you have questions or need assistance, please call (734) 764-8440.


When: To be determined based on client availability.
Where: Virtually through Zoom, with a potential for in-person meetings as needed or available.
Cost: $275.00, plus purchase of Mastering the American Accent by Lisa Mojsin.