An accent is part of a person’s uniqueness. It contributes to personality, background and culture. The many varied accents that speakers of the English language have, adds richness and colour to the sound landscape. Almost all of us have some sort of accent.
South Africa, in particular, is filled with many different accents – we might speak with a Zulu, Afrikaans, Coloured, Indian accent – to name but a few. At Accents, we do not aim to change your accent, our main focus is on improving clarity. This might mean that we will focus on accent reduction or neutralization, but we would not recommend eliminating a person’s accent.
A very strong accent can get in the way of clarity