"I had always wondered why I sounded so weird beside Americans and why sometimes people did not understand my English. Thanks to Mr. Harpster's patience and helpful guidance I'm very glad I've improved not only my pronunciation but also my ability to understand English speakers better than before."
"Thanks to Bruce's ability to pinpoint why my English did not sound right to me, my pronunciation really improved. The homework and regular practice are an important part of the progress and can be continued after the class as the sounds and various texts were recorded on tape. In addition to his speech expertise, Bruce is fun to work with!
at a Major New Jersey Pharmaceutical Company
FOREIGN ACCENT MODIFICATION
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If you have questions or wish information regarding appointments for screenings, treatment, specialist referrals etc. in NJ, please contact us.
At bottom of this page, please find ESL, speech and accent links.
Why choose K. Bruce Harpster to design your accent program?
Experience and training regarding Accent Modification:
Trained two-year workshop under Robert Neff Williams, New York;
Taught voice, speech and text analysis for ten years at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts;
A.A.S. in acting and theatre studies American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York;
B.A. with Highest Honors in Linguistics from Rutgers University;
M.A. in Communication Disorders from Kean University;
Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Member of Special-Interest Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association;
Adjunct instructor, Program in American Language Studies, Rutgers University;
Experienced in spectrographic speech analysis
Certified provider of the Compton P-ESL method of Accent Modification;
Licensed by the State of New Jersey to practice Speech-Language Pathology;
As grad assistant, oversaw Kean University’s Department of Communication Disorders’ spectrographic analysis lab equipped with computers with biofeedback software for accent modification and spectrographic assessment and treatment of speech and voice disorders.
Uses such equipment in private practice.
Accent Modification Resources:
A wonderful vocabulary web site that teaches vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation of English and many other languages through visual pictures and audio:http://www.languageguide.org/english/
Links to ESL games websites furnished by Shambles: http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP/eslgames/
The Internet TESL Journal's fun website full of enjoyable ESL tests, quizzes, puzzles and games to help you learn English:
To inquire specifically about our programs, please contact us or visit our accent services page.
Web site for the Compton P-ESL method of Accent Modification:
peechAccentSolutions.com, a speech-language and communication website.
Questions? For more information or an appointment... Call: 908-930-8719 Email: kbharpster@SpeechAccentSolutions.com
Mail: Office (by appointment):
P.O. Box 326 200 Middlesex-Essex Tnpk, Suite 306
Metuchen, NJ 08840 Iselin, NJ 08830
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