Speaking American English Summer 2023 – Registering Now!

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Are you looking to increase confidence in your use of American English? The University Center for Language and Literacy at U-M is offering a Speaking American English summer 2023 workshop designed to help you reach your personal communication goals. Speaking American English: A workshop for English Language Learners offers a supportive environment where you have the opportunity to practice skills that are important to you.

Our certified Speech and Language Pathologists use techniques technically known as accent modification to help non-native speakers feel more at home in their communications – whether that’s giving a presentation or taking notes in a class with a native speaker with a fast cadence. The goal of the program is not to eliminate the accents of our clients, but to enhance communication skills for greater confidence 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, facilitated by a Speech and Language Pathologist.

The workshop will have nine or ten weekly sessions, depending on when it begins. If the group workshop does not work with your schedule, please contact us: individual consultations are now available.

What to Expect

  • The initial meeting focused on setting your personal goals and objectives
  • Group and individual activities
  • Exercises for improving articulation, rate control, and projection
  • Increased confidence in social and professional interactions
  • Guidance from a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist

Next steps: Please register for the workshop using the Speaking American English registration form. If you have questions or need assistance, please call (734) 764-8440.


  • When: Flexible – contact us for dates.
  • Where: In-person or virtual
  • Cost: $275.00, or $100.00 per hour for individual sessions
  • Materials Needed: purchase of the workbook Mastering the American Accent by Lisa Mojsin.