The American Accent Course teaches you to Speak English Like an American. STEP BY STEP in an online course that helps you achieve the goal of sounding like you were born here, which makes many more job opportunities available.
Just last night, I talked or tried to talk with a fellow about my AT&T service. He was a really nice young fellow but he had a very strong accent. I really tried to understand him but I couldn’t. After I asked him to repeat something for about the fifth time, I made the mistake of telling him, nicely, I am always nice to people, that I really couldn’t understand him. He hung up on me. That doesn’t say much about the company does it. So, I tried again. This time I spoke with a very nice lady that I was able to understand perfectly. She was able to help me clear up a very difficult situation and I went away happy with the company and their service again.
Answering any type of communication device, be it phone or face time, you immediately sound like you are from another country. Particularly in telephone support positions where technical help is needed, you want to be easily understood. Meetings, where a certain amount of ambiant noise is always present, you want to have people listen to your ideas.
Accent training is rarely a part of English training curricula. And, I would guess that many of your former teachers didn’t even have long conversations with you in English. Thus, they didn’t correct your accent, just made sure you said the right word.