Monika wrote:just less German-accented.
Stop hanging out with all those Germans.
You mean like, go live in the US for a year? Been there, done that, got a couple of really nice T-shirts
, but did not get rid of my accent
. Well, at least it improved my listening comprehension by 1000% (approximately).
There are voice coaches for actors that specialize in training people to use different dialects for specific parts.
Probably very expensive.
Keep in mind that in America, there is absolutely no benefit to speaking SAE. Our national news talents often speak with a Great Lakes accent specific to Northeast Ohio. Just about any accent from the UK will go far in getting you laid here.
Yeah as I said, not-so-standard American English would be fine, too. Or British or whatever. Just something that doesn't make people go "Wait, was that English?"
Also, sounding like an American while not in America can be bad for your health.
I have no intention to visit Iraq or Afghanistan any time soon.