L2 Accent Reduction Centre
The L2 Accent Reduction Centre was established to address the growing communication needs of Vancouver's multicultural workforce.
When we opened our doors in May 2008, we knew that there was a lack of services for skilled professionals. Although there were many ESL courses available, we acknowledged that skilled professionals needed training that goes beyond ESL. Most skilled professionals are highly fluent in English, and yet there are many barriers that cannot often be pinpointed.
At the L2 Accent Reduction Centre we have developed effective techniques that help people to overcome the subtleties of the English language, whether that is instruction in accent reduction (training the muscles of the mouth), techniques for writing professionally, or techniques to help one sound more professional through voice projection, word usage, and portraying a successful professional demeanour.