112About the Accent Modification and Pronunciation Program

AMP is a nationally recognized program focusing on interactive, effective communication techniques with nonnative English speakers to improve their pronunciation and intonation of English. Participants take part in one or two sessions each week as individuals, pairs or in small groups with trained speech-language clinicians from the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in the School of Health Professions.

Contact Dana Fritz via email or at (573) 884-7538 for more information, schedule and fees. Tuition fee waivers are not applicable for this individualized program. See below for AMP Introductory Letter and Application:

2019 AMP Introductory Letter

2018 AMP Application

News Articles

American universities help foreign scholars work toward accent-free English – Associated Press

Gaining freedom through speech – Columbia Daily Tribune

Accent Modification Program helps students with speaking skills – Columbia Missourian

Selected Publications

  • Fritz, D.R. 2017. Case 24: Accent Modification in a Thai-Speaking Graduate Student, Casebook in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Branski & Molfenter, eds). Thieme Publishing: New York City, NY.
  • Fritz, D.R. & Sikorski, L.D. 2013. Efficacy in Accent Modification Services: Quantitative and Qualitative Outcomes for Korean Speakers of American English. ASHA Perspectives, 20, 118-126.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

Faculty, students, and staff in the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool actively follow a policy of nondiscrimination in compliance with Federal civil rights laws. All can expect to be treated fairly and without regard to age, color, ethnicity, gender identity, handicap or disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent or veteran, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.