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Accent Modification
Communication Skills

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American English

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  • SPEECH RATE
  • SPEECH LOUDNESS
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packardcommunication

A speech language-pathologist specializing in the communication skills of non-native English speakers

Since 2002 I’ve been teaching how to be more easily understood when speaking American English with small intensive accent modification classes, trainings for companies, and 1:1 classes in the Portland, Oregon area and online across the world. I also teach college classes, produce American English YouTube videos and much more!

– Darren Packard

A New Way to Speak

Difficulty speaking American English may lead to misunderstandings which result in frustration, limited career opportunities, reduced confidence and even isolation.

Learn to speak clearly and confidently, so that listeners focus on what you say instead of how you say it.

With the correct training and practice in conversation your confidence will grow as your neighbors, co-workers, family and friends begin to more easily understand you.

Ya-Hsien Tseng

I’m More Easily Understood

“Since taking this class I’m simply more easily understood. I know that I’m pronouncing the sounds better – I can hear it! My co-workers have even noticed!”

Ya-Hsien Tseng
Senior Process Engineer
Taiwanese Semiconductor
Native Languages: Taiwanese and Mandarin

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Let’s get started!

Step 1

Contact

Step 2

Schedule to meet in person, by phone or Skype

Step 3

Develop a customized plan to improve, based on your needs

“My congregation understands me better when I’m giving mass and homilies.”
-Father Paul Materu, St. Boniface Church

Why Packard Communications?

OPTIONS, OPTIONS, OPTIONS

Many different types of training programs available. We’ll meet and find the best fit for you

EXPERTISE

I specialize in one area – improving how you communicate

PERSONALIZED

You’ll only work with me, from our first conversation to the end of your program

TRAINING

My background is in the science of speech, voice, and pronunciation, including a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

CERTIFICATION

I’m an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

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