Wow. Lately, it seems a lot of you have decided to use this challenging time to get ready for what is to come, whatever that is! I guess, we all have to be open to change and be flexible to what is needed now. It’s a new world.
I think a good accent reduction course is more than learning an accent, it’s overcoming your own biases and adopting the fun side of accent learning, and understanding how you can fit in. You decide how much you wish to do so.
No accent is better than another, NOT ONE. It is simply, “Am I able to get my message across cleanly and succinctly. Once that has been determined, then your course should be laser focused on just you.
An accent reduction course, IMHO, should guide you to realizing the norms of a culture, and then you decide if you want to adopt that; its cultural behaviors, and noting what is “acceptable” and what can be misconstrued.
And we are a multicultural society. There is no right or wrong way to speak or behave. But the reality is, some areas have less people of different cultures, so that must be taken into consideration.
All to say, find the best course that really suits your needs. One size does not fit all.