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English Language Program

Accent Reduction Program


Accent Reduction is a separate program designed to cultivate an awareness of American English pronunciation. The objective of the course is to enhance clarity of speech for non-native speakers of English and build confidence in communication skills. Students must have a high-intermediate to advanced-level of English speaking skills to participate in the course. 

Course focus:

  • Learn the pronunciation of American English consonant and vowel soundsword and sentence stress, word endings, rhythm and intonation
  • Become more mindful of individual pronunciation challenges and how to correct them
  • Cultivate an understanding of general spelling rules and their relation to pronunciation 

Lessons include:

  • Interactive activities 
  • Tips on correcting pronunciation challenges that have a high impact on clarity
  • Opportunities to address specific needs related to real-world communication 

Day and Time


6:30 - 9:00 PM

Schedule and Costs

Spring 2023

Starts: January 19th
Ends: March 30th

Summer 2023

Starts: May 18th
Ends: July 20th

Fall 2023

Starts: September 21st
Ends: November 30th

Tuition Per Semester: $260

Application Fee: $20


Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be submitted to the office of the English Language Program and must be made in writing before the end of the second week of class. Application fees are non-refundable.

  • Withdrawal during the first week of class: 75% refund of the tuition will be issued if the student withdraws at the end of the first week of classes.
  • Withdrawal during the second week of class: 25% refund of the tuition will be issued if the student withdraws during the second week of classes.

How to Apply

  1. Download the application form.
  2. Email it to or print it and personally deliver it to the ELP.
  3. Make the application and/or tuition payment before classes start.
  • When the application is received, the ELP will contact you about classes.
  • Applications must be received  two weeks before classes start.
  • Students must submit an application before making payments.

Parking Information

  • Students can park in Lot 9 or Garage 44 after 6:00 pm without purchasing a parking permit.
  • The English Language Program is located in Building 14E.