Effective communication is essential to succeed in academics, business, healthcare, research, and customer service. ACT training facilitates successful and meaningful communication exchanges in a variety of life settings by ensuring that individuals are understood by their communication partners. We offer accent modification, public speaking, and communication training for non-native speakers of American English, with sessions on campus or online.
ACT involves direct instruction and models for articulation (the way sounds are produced) and prosody (the melody of speech) in Mainstream American English (MAE). It provides opportunities to practice learned skills in a variety of communication settings and situations (e.g., presentations, interviews, ordering food), as well as direct feedback on performance from the instructors.
ACT at Northeastern is open to anyone; affiliation with Northeastern University is not required for participation.