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  • Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. Vancouver BC.Canada
  • Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. Vancouver BC.Canada
  • Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. Vancouver BC.Canada
Your Speech and Language Experts –
Improving Communication Throughout Your Life.

Methods and Programs

Our Accent Reduction Methods

With 27 years of experience helping busy professionals, managers and students with accent modification, we are the premier Vancouver accent pronunciation centre!  We remain under the original ownership and management of award - winning* speech pathologist Wendy Duke, who has been capably assisted for 15 years by veteran speech pathologist and accent coach Tracey Jalovec.

We will give you excellent practical training in accent reduction. Our Registered Speech-Language Pathologists are located in central Vancouver. They will help you learn to speak dynamically. You will learn to use the pronunciation and intonation of Canadian English. With our pre-paid programs, you will receive:

  • Phonetic speech analysis of your accent and voice that identifies areas for improvement
  • Detailed and professional instruction from a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Individually designed accent modification program that includes special vocabulary used in the workplace
  • Personal attention and private tutorial time, plus group sessions with a maximum of six people
  • Effective home practice activities to maximize accent reduction
  • Certificate of completion

Three Accent Reduction Programs

Choose from three pre-paid accent reduction programs: private tutorials, or small group training, or intensive accent reduction programs that combine both private and group sessions. You will begin with an Initial Accent Reduction Consultation ($195). You and your instructor will choose the most suitable accent reduction program for you:

Private Accent Reduction Program

For a fee of $1575.00, this includes:

  • Workbooks and audio-recordings to practice Canadian English pronunciation
  • 12 tutoring sessions - 50 minutes each
  • One bonus session - 30 minutes
  • Complementary summary progress report upon request

Small Group Accent Reduction Program

For a fee of $800, this includes:

  • Workbooks and audio-recordings to practice Canadian English pronunciation
  • 10 group sessions - 90 minutes each
  • One bonus private session - 30 minutes
  • Complementary summary progress report upon request

Intensive Accent Reduction Program

For a fee of $1575.00, this includes:

  • Workbooks and audio-recordings to practice Canadian English pronunciation
  • 10 group sessions - 90 minutes each
  • 10 private sessions - 30 minutes each
  • Complementary summary progress report upon request

Please note that additional fees may apply if you do not complete your program within six months.

Start Reducing Your Accent Today!

To make an appointment for your initial consultation and accent analysis, contact Columbia Speech and Language Services at 604-875-9100 or info@columbiaspeech.com.

 * Wendy Duke is the 2013 recipient of the "Honours of the Association" award from the British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. "I am truly and deeply humbled by this amazing recognition, from my peers, of my career-long work as a speech-language pathologist. I developed the first foreign accent reduction program using speech therapy techniques in western Canada in 1987 and I still just love meeting and helping bright, enthusiastic clients from all around the world who understand the importance of good communication skills!" says Duke of this award.

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