For speakers of English as second language who wish to:
Address speech sound, intonation and mindset issues that can transform your speech
Experience a greater comfort and freedom in speaking English
Increase confidence in both social and professional speech settings
Benefit from a SMALL group with LOTS of practice, personalized attention and materials, support, and continued feedback
You can buy all the online courses you want, read all the books, and watch all the videos... but you WON'T get the results you're looking for without real practice, expert guidance, amazing support, and personalized materials and feedback. These classes REALLY make a difference for people.
The next small group class starts SEPTEMBER 15th! You can also reach out to me with YOUR OWN groups!
Limited to FOUR or FIVE people.
Classes will meet 8 times on Thursdays* at 6:15 PM EST on Zoom.
Eight 60-minute sessions 6:15-7:15 pm EST. **Note: If you need to miss a class--don't worry! I will record it and send it to you right after the class has ended. I'll also send you the exercises and provide feedback on your practice recordings for the skills addressed during that session. Any notes or other recordings will also be provided. Also, with such a small group, re-scheduling of sessions is possible! Since this is a small group, the dates for the class can be changed; for example, if there are specific holidays or other issues that arise for a few group members, we can change a class to an agreed-upon date or day.
Classes will take
Group classes address the sounds and issues that are most relevant to the participants in the group. Consonant, vowel, and
- Audio and print materials, as well as personalized MP3s that address each group member's difficult sounds, issues, and words. Some videos tailor made for YOUR specific issues.
- Weekly feedback (between sessions) to make sure you are on the right track.
- An opportunity to practice new skills through engaging activities, like answering questions, offering opinions, reading aloud, conversation, presenting, and role play.
- An opportunity to interact and practice with real human beings, which is what you want!
- A supportive environment that encourages your individual growth and self-development.
- An improved sense of confidence in your speaking abilities after completion!
- You can't predict all the ways that your life may improve when you have greater understanding, control, and joy in your self-expression.
**Prior to the class beginning, each participant will take a free screener and fill out a questionnaire, which will provide me with your basic speech patterns, needs and goals for the class. A unique syllabus will be created, based on the group members' goals. Every session will address your needs and goals--I promise you.
You may also opt to take a more in-depth evaluation before the class, which there is a fee for, but may prove very beneficial to you. It includes a 60-minute meeting to discuss your speech, voice, and communication as it is now and the goals you have for your program. An initial consultation/conversation--by phone or preferably on Zoom is the first step... So, what are you waiting for? ;)
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What is the difference between an evaluation and a screener?
An evaluation is a very thorough assessment of your speech sound patterns, intonation, voice, and grammatical patterns, and also addresses any other communication issues that are unique to you. It is based on an analysis of your speech samples and interview. We meet for a 60-minute 1:1 session to discuss your communication needs and goals for a program (either in person or online). A written report of your speech patterns is generated from the evaluation for you to keep and use. In a group class, the speech issues of the participants determine the syllabus for the class. Individual attention is provided to each group member (maximum 5 participants) throughout the class, and custom-made materials targeting each individual's specific sounds and issues are generated to keep and practice. There is a fee for the evaluation. You may choose to forgo the evaluation and instead take a free screener.
The evaluation involves making recordings, which can be done either online or in person, and involves saying words and sentences, reading aloud, and speaking spontaneously. After a written report and analysis are generated, we discuss your goals either in person or online, and I answer any questions you have. You receive a detailed printout of your speech and communication patterns.
For the online screener, you are directed to speak some words aloud, read, and speak spontaneously. It provides me with a basic blueprint of your speech, voice, and communications issues, and helps direct the course of your program.