learn to speak with an American Accent
An accent, or “the emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch” can stand in the way of communicating well with other speakers.
Accent reduction is also known as accent modification. It relates to the journey a person takes to get rid of their own native accent or dialect. This can be necessary when trying to communicate to someone in a different country.
Oftentimes people who speak English as a second language but read a lot, study vocabulary and listen to in order go comprehend, still struggle to speak with a native English speaker. They fear their accent and pronunciation mistakes will stop them from being understood.