Chicago
Customized rates per group 

This program is ideal for:

  • Individuals who have moderate to strong foreign or regional accents who wish to improve their American English pronunciation and communication skills.
  • Small groups of 2 to 5 people per class.
  • Corporations who prefer employee training at their workplace.
  • Those who want to improve listening and conversational skills with their classmates.
  • People who want to improve speaking skills for presentations, public speaking, using American idioms/slang, using terminology in their profession, or for those working toward a collective speech goal.

Program features:

  • Initial Accent Analysis  

Prior to the start of the initial group session, each participant will complete a half-hour online speech recording at their convenience. Following the recording, participants’ speech will be phonetically transcribed and analyzed against standard American English in order to identify the personal sound deviations / speech patterns they will need to improve. (Includes 2 hours of transcription time each by Caroline). 

  • 8 to 13 weeks of 1 to 2 hour sessions weekly at A workplace or a neutral location

Participants will focus on exercises to accurately pronounce their target sounds, use proper intonation, rhythm, and stress, and be provided with live feedback regarding their progress. 

  • Tailored program to each profession

This may include terminology often used in the profession or additional skills participants are seeking to improve such as interviewing, public speaking, or presentation skills. 

  • Online Practice Materials

A lifetime online subscription is provided for whenever participants want to practice their skills. CD, Audio Sets, or Workbooks are available upon request.

  • Weekly Customized Practice Plans
     

  • American Idioms and Slang Practice
     

  • Final Accent Analysis

The analysis will identify the percentage improvement in your accent near the end of your program. Typical rates of improvement vary from 50% to 70% and depend on each client's time and practice invested in the program. Research has show that small group participants achieve equal improvement compared to those receiving one on one coaching.

  • Additional sessions may be purchased at an hourly rate to further improve skills.

 

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