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    Pronunciation Book

    I have heard that call center training is very good for reducing the accent and have a good pronunciation. Even the trainee can achieve good conversation skill, they can speak fluently.

    I am talking about the persons whose mother tongue is not English. Also I have heard that in those training it is taught how and where to touch your tongue and many more during pronouncing a particular letter.

    Is that true? Or is there any kind of book that will give such kind of teaching on pronunciation?

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    Re: Pronunciation Book

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cruge View Post
    I have heard that call center training is very good for reducing the accent and have a good pronunciation. Even the trainee can achieve good conversation skill, they can speak fluently.

    I am talking about the persons whose mother tongue is not English. Also I have heard that in those training it is taught how and where to touch your tongue and many more during pronouncing a particular letter.

    Is that true? Or is there any kind of book that will give such kind of teaching on pronunciation?
    I have heard the same claims made for call centre training courses and I would have to admit that whenever I'm put through to a call centre abroad, I can't really fault their pronunciation. They usually enunciate well which, it has to be said, is just as well as sometimes they have a very strong accent.

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    Re: Pronunciation Book

    Is there any book that will teach its readers the same way?

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    Re: Pronunciation Book

    I think a book would only be helpful in conjunction with speaking to (or having classes) with a native speaker. It doesn't have to be a formal setting but a native speaker will be able to help. A book might show you in pictures where to place your tongue etc, but unless you have someone there to listen to your attempt, you'll never know if you're getting it right.

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    Re: Pronunciation Book

    Well that problem can also be solved. There are a lot of computer program that will help you exactly the way you want.
    Anyways can you please tell me the names of those books?

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    Re: Pronunciation Book

    Someone else might be able to help you. I do not know any. Sorry!

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    Re: Pronunciation Book

    Rosetta Stone is a very popular language learning software program. You can Google "call center english pronunciation software" to find more suggestions. We at the ESL forum do not officially endorse or promote any commercial products; I've never used Rosetta Stone, so I cannot vouch for its effectiveness.

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