CAPITAL ACCENT is the only
corporate speech pathology firm in the Capital Region
specializing in accent modification training and
business communication.
We provide pronunciation training
to outcome-oriented individuals
seeking to improve their expressive language skills
for personal and professional growth.

Languages

Capital Accent has experience with native speakers of 26 different languages.

Courses

Capital Accent offers a variety of courses to meet your specific pronunciation needs.

Industries

Capital Accent has worked with many different professionals from a variety of fields and academic disciplines.

Clients

BENEFITS of CLEARER SPEECH for...

Businesses

Effective, Efficient Communication: A Sound Investment.

Academia

Invest in Your Speech: Invest in Yourself.

Individuals

Pronunciation training is practical and will help you in every situation everyday.

TESTIMONIAL

“Thank you Laurie for opening a whole new world of sounds to me.”

Myna D.

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Capital Facts

speech sounds evaluated for each client
years teaching articulation
speech sounds taught since 2010
percent average rate of improvement

Capital Blog

Slow down. What’s the hurry?

Speech behaviors are things that people do while they talk. Speech behaviors are varied and can include things like clearing your throat too much; using extra words as fillers such as like, totally, um; speaking without inflection and appropriate word stress; not using your voice effectively by talking too softly; and talking too fast. Speakers can be unaware of them. However, since speech behaviors can be distracting to the listener and negatively impact your overall communication effectiveness, they are important to think about.

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Mindfulness in Office Communication

“Mindfulness” is getting a lot of attention these days. No longer conjuring up only images of yogis in meditative stillness far removed from their offices, this word is now being used to describe a workplace skill—a state that can help us advance in our jobs. And, like all other skills, mindfulness is one that can be learned and mastered. Google “mindfulness in business,” and you’ll find articles from Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, New York University, Financial Times, Forbes, The Economist, Fast Company, and more.

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FAQ

How will my pronunciation progress be measured?

Capital Accent will provide you with pre- and post-program testing results to measure your percentage of change. We are currently averaging a 70% improvement rate.

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Resources

Free ESL Materials

Here are some materials popular with our clients.

Downloads

Here are some tip sheets for you and/or your employees.

Let's Talk!

You are welcome to come in for tea or coffee to meet in person and talk about your speech needs.

  • CAPITAL ACCENT LLC
  • 1521 6th Avenue
  • THE SHOPPES AT CITY STATION
  • Troy, NY 12180

info@capitalaccent.net