All services are provided by a trained pronunciation specialist (Speech-Language Pathologist, Linguist, or TESOL instructor). They are scheduled to be convenient for you, regardless of your location or time zone. All services are distance, so programs like Skype are utilized.
Proper pronunciation is difficult to learn in a second language when you do not have access to a native speaker model. Often a language learner is not aware of the mistakes they are making. This evaluation, administered by a trained Pronunciation Specialist, will cover all of the sounds in English, as well as word stress and common prosodic contours in both read and spoken speech. You will receive a report via email within one week of the evaluation.
Pronunciation is a major contributor to difficulty being understood in another language. Even when the speaker is aware of what errors they are making, they may not have the knowledge or skill to correct themselves. During our accent modification sessions a pronunciation specialist will work with you on specific errors and improving overall intelligibility. The first session will always be an evaluation to assess your current level and future goals.
All services provided by native speakers of English with a background in language teaching. Sessions are scheduled to be convenient for you, regardless of your location or time zone. All services are distance, so programs like Skype are utilized. Turn around time for written feedback will be agree upon prior to accepting a job.
Despite strong English skills, when you converse with native English speakers, do you feel comfortable and easy to understand? When you talk with our conversation partners, always a native speaker of English, you will get an accurate language model. Not only will you be exposed to current slang, proper pronunciation, and social uses of language, but you will receive corrections on your language when it might lead to misunderstandings. You can choose the topic(s) of focus.
Do you need to give a presentation to an English speaking audience? Let us watch your presentation and give you feedback on your visual aids, talk structure, and intelligibility. Session length will depend on the type and length of presentation.
Let our native English speakers give you feedback on your written English work. Send us a document using Word (or a similar word processing program) and we will make grammatical edits and suggestions to improve the overall written product. Turn around time will depend on length of document and subject matter. All documents must be in 12 point font and double-spaced.