Accent Reduction Training Association

ARTA's Mission:

In support of its philosophy and mission, ARTA goals are as follows:

• To enable students from diverse cultures and backgrounds to achieve
personal and professional goals.

• To provide academic programs, services, facilities, and technologies that
support student learning and contribute to students’ intellectual development
and personal growth.

• To foster the development of critical thinking and lifelong learning skills.

• To instill the importance of ethical behavior, responsibility, and professional

• To retain a diverse faculty comprised of experienced, qualified educators
with industry-current expertise.

• To guide students in preparing for and achieving future success.

To provide for the varying educational needs of a culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body with the goal of preparing students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers.

The primary goals of the ARTA's Method is: 

ARTA's training in Accent Reduction is a multidimensional method that demands a multidimensional treatment approach. At its core, accent reduction is a coordination of speech motor control. But the coordination of speech behavior is more than just the accent; it also involves years of unlocking the barriers and avoidances caused by having an accent.

Measurable Goals

  • Learn new speaking skills that facilitate fluent speech

  • Reduce number and severity of accent barrier moments

  • Foster a proactive attitude toward improving speech production

  • Practice learned techniques in real-life situations

  • Achieve a good understanding and healthy acceptance of accents

  • Manage stress and barriers related to accent reduction and speaking

  • Increase self-confidence