Accent Reduction Training

More confidence. Less confusion.

Does it ever cause you frustration that people seem to be listening to HOW you are saying your words, and not listening to WHAT you are saying? Does it ever distract from your conversations when people interrupt you with: "I hear you have an accent, where are you from?"

Does it ever cause an obstacle in your communication when people misunderstand you, or ask you to repeat yourself? Or, during conversations, do people sometimes make a face as if they're having difficulty understanding what you're saying?

We all know that communication touches every aspects of our lives. Are you ready to take that next step in learning both verbal and non-verbal communication skills in American English? Are you ready to be confident when speaking both in person, and over the phone?

Those who take these lessons report that daily frustrations caused by misunderstandings are eased, and they feel that learning these communication skills has made a positive impact on their work and their social relationships.

I'm Ilana Shydlo, an accent and dialect coach with over 10 years of experience helping people speak with more confidence and clarity.

As a language learner myself, I understand what it's like to struggle with communication challenges and misunderstandings. That's why I love helping others gain confidence speaking English with an American accent. It's rewarding to see my students conquer their accent challenges and enjoy the benefits that come with their progress.

My accent training is highly personalized to fit your needs. It will help you:


Switch between your foreign or regional accent and Standard American English depending on need and context


Gain a solid foundation of knowledge about pronunciation and intonation of English, as well as non-verbal communication strategies


Increase your confidence when speaking so you can make the most of your personal and professional interactions