Hello! I’m excited to announce my summer 2023 American Accent Upgrade. This is a 5 week program at 15% off my normal rates designed to get you closer to a clear and powerful American speaking voice. The program starts with a trial lesson where I assess your speaking and understand your goals. Once you purchase lessons and schedule your weekly sessions, I’ll design a program for you and send you the first chapter of your personalized textbook so you can get started. Then we’ll meet for 5 coaching sessions where I take you through how to improve the specific things that will have the most impact on your speech. We can meet any time to set up the program; but coaching sessions won’t start until July 1. Read More
The curriculum I’ve developed is based on my years of experience as an accent coach and personalized for you. You will learn only the things YOU need, and we focus on the changes that will have the most impact on YOUR speech:
Week 1: Sounds, Rhythm and Flow
Week 2: Vowels
Week 3: Consonants
Week 4: Reductions/Linking/Rhythm
Week 5: Putting it all together
I can send more information if you want more details about each module. The program also includes check-ins by message between classes to answer questions and keep you motivated as well as an assessment at the end of the program to note your progress and make a plan for the future.
If you’re interested send me a message and tell me a little bit about yourself. If it seems like we could be a match then I’ll arrange for us to schedule a trial lesson and we can take it from there! Coaching sessions start July 1.
Here's a little more about me:
I’m a specialist in American English speaking skills; an accent trainer and language coach. I help my clients communicate with more clarity, confidence and impact. I offer both accent training, and language coaching; depending on your needs. My specialty is supporting professionals who must make a sudden jump in their English skills; whether that is because of a new job or an upcoming presentation, interview or conference. I have many years experience as an educator, and I am skilled at teaching speaking, writing and academic skills.
Together we will create and implement a strategic plan for success. Plans with clients typically include:
-Identifying the most important things to improve in your speech to sound more clear and authoritative; perhaps grammar mistakes, pronunciation issues or confidence
-Improving the clarity of your speech; learning American english sounds and speech rhythms
-Preparation and support for real time English events in meetings, webinars, presentations etc.
-Developing vocabulary to help express yourself better in professional, personal, and small talk situations
-Writing instruction to help you easily answer emails, write reports, blog posts and articles
-Editing support to help you keep up with writing tasks
-Speaking training including work on delivery, voice quality and creating an effective message
-Developing your own “voice” in English - creative writing, storytelling, executive presence