“Losing an accent” is astonishingly hard. It’s not at all distinctive to English or America. If you were to move to another country, you would almost certainly have a hard time losing your American accent (or whatever accent you have). And you DO have an accent; everybody does.
In fact, there’s no such thing as losing an accent. What you’re really doing is gaining a new one. An accent is just a speech pattern of precisely how you produce the sounds, where you place stresses, how you pitch it, and so forth. Speaking without an accent is as paradoxical as music without sound. As long as you’re speaking a language, you’re speaking it with some accent.
When you learn your primary language, you pick up the accent of the people around you. You learn that the “a” in “cat” is pitched just so; you learn to hold your jaw in a certain way; etc. It’s an astonishingly complex muscular act, and it takes years to learn to do it, even as a child when you’re particularly open to such things. You develop habits, and those habits are extremely hard to break.
This program can help you learn to speak more clearly and with more confidence. It takes being willing to practice and patience.
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