Trainers Webinar # 14



Enhancing Your Accent Acumen 


with guest trainer Amber Desiree Franklin 

This webinar is CE approved by CCHI for 1.5 instructional hours and by ATA for 1.5 points.
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 If you missed the live presentation on August 13, 2015 
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Some of the comments received:

  • "This was a great webinar and I am extremely impressed with the speaker.  This was one of the best webinars I've ever attended."

  • "It broadened my perspective on accents and how to help interpreter and providers."

  • "After listening to the entire Webinar, I'm even more grateful since it included day-to-day situations faced by interpreters."

  • "Excellent training for interpreters to improve our accent and listening skills to provide effective communication between patients and providers for the safety of our patients."



This webinar will address key factors to consider when assessing clarity of non-native speech.  Participants will listen to and assess accented speech samples and identify important areas of focus for pronunciation instruction.  Participants will also gain a greater understanding of the first-language linguistic variables that influence English pronunciation patterns, and the listener factors that affect perception of accented speech. 


  1. Describe the influence that first-language sound structure has on English pronunciation patterns
  2. Explain the difference between accent, intelligibility and comprehensibility as measures of pronunciation proficiency
  3. Identify important areas of focus when addressing  English pronunciation instruction


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About Amber Desiree Franklin:

Amber Franklin holds a PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington. She conducts research in the areas of accent modification and listener responses to accented speech. Her passion for successful communication across varieties of English was shaped by her upbringing in the linguistic mosaic of Toronto, Canada. 

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(original webinar: August 13, 2015)


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