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July 2, 2011

FEATURED BOOK OF THE MONTH: 7 Weeks to a Better American Accent for Native Mandarin Speakers- Volume 1

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I had the pleasure of designing and typesetting this book that helps native Chinese professionals and students improve their English pronunciation. Below are some pages from the manual, and a review of the book by David Yontz, that includes a website where you can get more information.

Review for 7 Weeks to a Better American Accent for Native Mandarin Speakers- Volume 1
by David Yontz
7 Weeks to a Better American Accent for Native Mandarin Speakers- volume 1, published by Sovereign Language Press, is a fantastic resource for native Chinese professionals and students hoping to improve his or her English pronunciation. The series is divided into 16 tracks specifically targeted towards rectifying common struggles that Chinese speakers face when learning how to effectively speak English. The audio delivers helpful speaking exercises designed to improve aptitude and confidence.
Professionals will enjoy the series as they polish their business English skills, while students will be able to use the series to improve their daily interactions with Americans. This 16 track audio follows along with the 70 page workbook that is available from the publisher or Amazon.com. As author Tracey Ingram, M.A., M.S., states in the introductory track, this audio book promises to “…increase your understanding of the American accent, but encourage you to do the talking.”

7 Weeks to a Better American accent breaks down the basics of American stress patterns, vowels, consonants, and idiomatic expressions in a step-by-step model that allows the user to work at his or her own pace in developing a competent command of American English. Upon successful completion of the seven week program outlined in this audio publication, Native Chinese speakers will have internalized a foundation of basic tools to help them improve business relations, personal interactions, and day-to-day understanding of American English.

Greater presentation skills and a stronger command of business English will open the door to native Mandarin speakers searching for increased job opportunities, and, more importantly, provide a renewed since of confidence. In short, 7 Weeks to a Better American Accent for Native Mandarin Speakers is an accessible and comprehensive audio guide along with the 70 page workbook to speaking American English with confidence. This affordable series is worth exploring by any Mandarin speaker wishing to improve their American accent. For more information, visit www.7weeksbetteramericanaccent.com

Happy Writing and Reading!
Sue Balcer, JustYourType.biz

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