This (foreign accent) program is designed to improve business, professional, and social speaking skills. The Compton P-ESL program begins where conversational English as a second language courses end. It is based on more than 20 years of linguistic research and teaching and was designed specifically to aid foreign-born individuals in improving their spoken English. The Program was developed by noted linguist Dr. Arthur Compton, Director of the Institute of Language and Phonology in San Francisco.
Dr. Compton studied the speech patterns of hundreds of people from over 65 language backgrounds to identify the most common patterns of pronunciation errors by non-native speakers of English. The P-ESL Program enables participants to recognize and correct these patterns in their own speech, leading to maximum accent reduction.