NEXT GROUP CLASS FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS STARTING OCTOBER 24/ The following class will start November 9th.

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    Starting October 24, 2017

    This class is for speakers of English as a second language with moderately strong accents who wish to:

    Improve pronunciation of Standard American English consonants and vowels  
    Learn the basic intonation and stress patterns of English  
    Use sound linking strategies to improve fluency  
    Decrease misunderstandings by learning key strategies for effective communication  
    Gain practice, speaking in a supportive environment  
    Increase confidence in both social and professional speech settings

    **Prior to the class beginning, each participant will take an evaluation and meet for a 60-minute 1:1 session to discuss your speech and your goals for the program. A written report of your speech patterns will be generated from the evaluation. The speech issues of the participants will help tailor the course for the class. Individual attention will be provided to each group member (maximum 5 participants) throughout the class, as will custom-made materials targeting your specific sounds and issues. There is a fee for the evaluation. You may choose to forgo the evaluation and just take a free screener, which will provide me with your basic speech patterns.

    Classes will meet 10 times for 75-minute sessions. 10/24, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28, 11/30, 12/5

    Classes will meet from 7:00-8:15 at: 305 7th Ave., bet. 27th and 28th St. *Note: A class date or time may be modified if agreed upon by all members.

    The fee for the class is $450. Class will only take place if there are 6-10 participants. Group classes address the sounds and issues that are most important to the participants in the group. Consonant, vowel, and stress and intonation issues are a part of every group class. Included:  
    -Audio and print materials, as well as personalized MP3s that address each group member's difficult sounds and words.  
    -Weekly feedback (between sessions) to make sure you are on the right track.  
    -An opportunity to practice new skills through engaging activities, like reading aloud, conversation, and role play.  
    -An improved sense of confidence in your speaking abilities! 


"People no longer struggle to understand me when I speak. I feel so much more confident, especially going into new situations."

Yi C. (Researcher and asst. prof.)