Are you an English learner who wants to speak more clearly? Do you want to take your English to the next level?
After this program, you will be better understood and gain confidence in how you sound. Lessons are lively, fun, and conversational with exercises designed for your specific needs. The objective is to ensure that listeners understand you and that your language skills don’t hold you back — not to eliminate your accent.
Individual 60-minute sessions focus on diction, fluency, rhythm, pitch, and syllabic stress to create a voice that is uniquely yours. Teaching techniques include video analysis, “singing along,” tension reduction, minimal pairs, and speaking exercises.
We have had clients from Qualcomm, Intuit, Teradata, Uber, Kroger, Dow Chemical, and lots of biotechs and engineering companies. We love working with technical people, financial professionals, STEM types, lawyers, doctors, and entrepreneurs.
YOUR AMERICAN VOICE
The program makes heavy use of technology, including vocal analysis software, videos, and audio recordings. Clients can see their own vocal inflection on a monitor compared to a native speaker which allows for faster progress.
Because we started with Mandarin speakers as test learners as we built the program, we know what the challenges are. Several of our Chinese clients spoke English very well, but Americans found them hard to understand. Asian professionals who are looking to build their professional image are good candidates for this program. We also have solid experience with Koreans and people from Taiwan and Vietnam.
Our clientele now includes many Spanish speakers and people from Eastern Europe, so our expertise has expanded. We have had great success in helping our clients sound more like native English speakers.
A standard program is comprised of ten one-hour sessions. Sessions are private and confidential. They can be provided in person in a safe and supportive environment or online through Zoom or Skype or Facetime.