Accent Reduction Lessons
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Favorably and extensively reviewed and proven to be effective by students, the accent-reduction program developed from Burrkowsky's (1969) multi-media method. I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. My emphasis is an ecological approximation upon the various sounds, rhythms, inflections, and patterns the spoken language integrates.
The goal is to develop a comprehensive, systematic sound profile based on lesson/MP3 recordings using audio monitoring software. Also, a crash course option exists based more on broad familiarization than intensive practice-orientation. The course encompasses more than 135 pdf and word files, along with multimedia items.
I have facilitated learning for diverse age levels, as children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I have years of experience teaching ESL/English at public and private educational settings, including private school, university, library, and online web-conference.
A dedicated PhD for language and E-Learning, I am a member of the Association for Language Learning, located in Leicester, UK.
Burrkowsky, Mitchess (1969) Teaching American Pronunciation to Foreign Students. New York: Warren Green, 1969.
Morton, H., Gunson, N., Jack, M. (2012). Interactive Language Learning through Speech-Enabled Virtual Scenarios. Advances in Human Computer Interaction. doi:10.1155/2012/389523.
minimum configuration for online: Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, Audacity or Wavosaur, 5 MBPS Internet, webcam with mic, SSD Drive, Windows 7 or other OS
recommended: Intel I7 or AMD Ryzen 5-7, Goldwave Audio, MPOW USB headset (Mpow USB Headset/3.5mm Computer with Noise Cancelling Mic Stereo Wired Headphone), 10 MBPS Internet, M.2 Drive, Windows 10 64bit.
About Erol G.
***ADDRESSES WITHIN REMOTE AREAS (no public transit or bicycle access) DIFFICULT TO SERVICE PHYSICALLY. Lesson cancellations and schedule changes need to be submitted through Takelessons.com student website, relieve busy teacher from multiple informal requests***
My style and attitude toward teaching is a balance between subject delivery and reflective, supportive interaction. I seek to enable current research on education for busy, yet goal-driven student interests. This is done through customized online lessons coordinating the experience with optimal resources and tools: ESL and Speech students learn to monitor their own phonological issues with dedicated software/feedback, guiding German students through conversational dialogues, and ensuring relevant resources for Excel and related productivity lessons.
Due to my limited funds, I do not have direct experience with the Adobe suite, but I have extensive knowledge of related, free distributions that are transferable. Possibly the only PhD on Takelessons server from a regionally accredited university, I am a member of the American Council on Foreign Language Learning and the Association for Language Learning.
My most popular subjects are as follows:
North American English Pronunciation Practice for ESL (NAEPP-ESL) or Accent-Reduction:
*****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 recordings, and Mega Cloud folder for lesson files*****
Carefully following Burkkowsky's (1969) multi-media method, I have taught this subject for over five years for public and private causes, such as library, individuals, and language schools. German Language and Culture:
*****Each Online Lesson with Free Video & MP3 Recordings and Mega Cloud folder for lesson files*****
***It is suggested students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
***It is suggested students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Speaks English, German
Teaches students 5 and up
PhD - Educational Leadership (Education Technology & Language E-Learning emphasis) from Trident University International
Erol was very flexible to set the appointment at the date and time that I needed (I am in Europe) and he was very helpful and found a quick solution to my question. I do recommend him as a tutor/support.
Mr. Erol has been an excellent typing teacher for my daughter. He is very patient and understanding and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who need help.
I have taken 5 classes with Erol so far and it's been an amazing experience. He was able to help me pinpoint the exact problem within my speech. He's also very patient and encouraging.
I booked Erol to help me set up my music equipment and sound system in my apartment. I know him through my neighborhood. I confirm he achieved to install the units and provide the connections at the best rate. I find he also stands out for his knowledge of technical terms and for his competence to coordinate the right brand name with the task to be completed. He explains everything clearly and completes the service.Show More
Dr. G has been able to identify and target very specific problems in my speech. His method is very effective. He is an excellent teacher!
Among the accent reduction teachers that I had before, Erol is the only one who actually could find the problems in my accent! The program he uses is very useful. The way he explains things or exaggerates the mistakes will help me to correct my accent. Overall, an awesome experience and I would totally recommend him to anyone.Show More
Erol was extremely accommodating in conducting a lesson at the last minute. Also very knowledgeable of the skill set that I needed an overview of.
He was pretty good and very detailed orientated.
He is listening to his student, whatever you ask he will answer in that minutes.
He seems to have a lot of experience in helping students reduce their accent. Unlike some instructors I've had in the past, he will ensure that the student's pronunciation is truly accurate before moving on to the next word. Moreover, his schedule is pretty flexible and he will provide a full length lesson even if the lesson starts late.Show More
He was very patient and knew exactly what to do.
Pretty though as we go through each syllabus.
Patient and thorough sums it up!
Had another great lesson learning a lot!
Erol is very patient and a good teacher. I knew very little about excel but I feel the lessons are going well and it's not as hard as I thought it would be.
My training at a technical school in India was mostly about the skills nobody else has with the idea that this is competitive. Then I couldn't even create dashboards or present my data impressively. This teacher gives you all the in-demand features with examples to clarify your data in practical settings. Erol also puts in effort to send recordings and related files. May also consider accent training with him. Thanks!Show More
I have pretty good experience with Erol so far. In first session we have some issue with the zoom and microphone, so we were not able to complete the whole 1 hour session, But Erol gave me extra makeover session.
Erol was one of my best instructors by far! He is very knowledgeable and approachable, and he wakes up at 530 every morning to teach me. This shows his determination to teach and his attitude to teaching well enough.
Erol is a fantastic German teacher! He has worked with my 13 year old daughter for a few months now and I am always impressed by the lessons. He has a system that can playback speech so my daughter can hear her pronunciation and work on her accent. Erol is well organized and does a excellent job changing the curriculum to fit any age.Show More
Knowledgable and very patient coach! The recordings and the anatomy pictures are a wonderful tool to make and see improvement. Didn’t know that I have so much glottalization;)
Erol not only focus on the Language and pronunciation but also on the cultural learning. Looking forward for the next classes with him.
Excited for my next lesson!
After 5 hours working on accent reduction with Erol, I decided to purchase another 15-hour package and planning to study with him in the long run. Erol develops his own syllabus, analyzing my pronunciation with software, which helps a lot in visualizing what needs to improve. All lessons are recorded and can be downloaded for later review. He is quite flexible when I requested late night sessions. He is punctual and caring.Show More
I have been taking accent reduction training with Erol since Feb. this year. Although I'm not exactly a fast learner, he has been very patient with me the whole time. Recently, because of my interest in voice acting, he's started to use a PC game (Tomb Raider) to help me to improve my accent. I believe he has taken our training to the next level, and I always look forward to attend his lessons.Show More
I learned a lot
Erol is a total flake, unreliable and a liar. We made an appointment for a Saturday afternoon. I built my day off around the appointment. I received a email from Erol a half an hour before his arrival time and he blew me off. He gave some muddled excuse about a conflict. Stay away!!!!Show More
It was a great class
I need help with German grammar and pronunciation and he is helping me with the subject.
Erol is really nice and a great teacher. He understood what we needed to work on right away. I also like the software that he uses during his lessons, it makes it easier to understand where I'm mistaking pronunciation.
Even one day its not enough to say something , but anyway I have met the right person who at the first point showed me where I needed to improve and I loved how he was prepared and organized with the right materials. I would recommande at anybody to join Erol. Great Teacher. Best Instructor.Show More
very patient, would recommend Erol!
Although I just took the first lesson with Erol, but I liked his systematic approach and curriculum. The way he explained that accent reduction is not only about training but also about understanding the new culture and creating a new personality, I just can say that I am excited:)Show More
If you need the basics of Excel, Erol is the professor for you!
I can not say he is the best instructor cause I didn't try another one. But certainly he is great. He is knowledgeable, articulate, his instruction is clear and have a very nice personality make his course interesting.
Erol is a good German teacher and will work with you to accomplish your goals.
He is very patient and I really like he uses recording software (Goldwave) while he's teaching.
Erol is great and I’m making real progress week after week. Definitely recommend. Using the audio recording software makes all the difference.
Fairly good instructor. Used so many tools to track progress using voice software to improve pronunciation
Learned a lot.
Now to practice.
Very easy to understand, patient.
Very good lesson.
Great analytical approach to accent reduction. I’ve taken 4 classes and I already feel a difference. Thanks!
Very systematic and detailed teaching method.
Erol is a great teacher,
Since we started together my progress has been huge, I am more confident, it's easier for me to talk and being understood with my french accent. Erol targets your weaknesses and make them disappear like nothing happened. My friends, my family, my coworkers and clients all noticed my accent; thank you Erol!
English is my second language. It’s not easy finding the right teacher. But I’m glad i’v Founded it. He’s a great teacher!
I enjoy workig with Erol, he is helping me to get rid of my russian accent. Every lesson is informative, i learn and grow every week. He is very organized and attantive, he really listens to what has to be corrected and works with it.
I highly recommend Erol!
Fantastic class. Erol knows exactly what needs correcting, to improve my accent. His program is well organized. Erol methodically goes through the lessons, making it easier for me to understand and improve my accent.
I recommend him.
Very professional and extremely thorough in his explanations of the hard skill.
I highly recommend him.
Erol is great! Very informative 1st lesson!
Thank you so much!
Great lesson on the Dative case and how it can look in different sentences or and ways of being phrased, and the underlying theory of how it works. Learned new words and went over some dialogues. Erol is very professional, and his method is descriptive and calming. I appreciate he speaks in German and switches only when I need help understanding, because it helps train my listening skills. Looking forward the the next lesson.Show More
Very scientific and easy to follow....
Another great lesson. I really appreciate the files and vocabulary sent before the lessons. I can review the material at my own time beforehand which is so helpful. He is organized and the atmosphere is relaxed and informative. I never feel pressured or silly for not knowing something. His method of teaching and explaining concepts is exceptional.Show More
Patient, well informed, structured program. It has helped me a lot.
Excellent instructor. Understand what people with Indian as their primary language need, to reduce their accent. He is very patient, astute, uses wave form to explain how I spoke and ways to correct it. It is a well structured program.
I strongly recommend Erol.
Really impressed. I can already do the High German R much better after only one lesson. He explains difficult concepts in a way that I can understand. Class pacing is very good - not too rushed (I have time to absorb the material), and not too slow which keeps it interesting. There is a variety of interesting materials to review and he is very prepared. I am very happy so far.Show More
Very nice instructor and he will give you the full support since he has a Good experience with different accents based on the region
Erol takes great care to listen and go through the basics. His systematic and logical approach to teach a foreign language to a non-native speaker is really great. I feel that I am making progress, and Erol is making sure that I don't feel intimidated. I highly recommend him if someone is looking for German language classes.Show More
Very astute. Goal directed teacher. He is patient, well versed with subject matter, good teaching skills.
Erol is a great teacher
He understood my weakness, the points to ameliorate very quick: his technical of learning is very efficient (I'm only at my 3rd session). Since he has an European background as well he knows exactly the difference of pronunciation between French (that I am) and US pronunciation.
He is also very devoted and patient, I recommend him no matter your background !
He is caring , on time and he knows his stuff
Great teacher! Listens and patiently instructs you to get better at English.
Erol is good teacher. He is patient and professional.
Eorl is a great teacher. I had a great experience. He took his time to explain with different examples by writting and verbally to make me understand the difference between articles. I am happy and I can't wait for my next lesson. Thanks Eorl!
Erol is helping me to get rid of my RRRRRussian accent! :)
Great professor. Very patient, very knowledgeable, tons of tools, emails you the recording of every session so you can practice on your own. And very affordable as compared to other Accent Reduction teachers.
Great instructor. I've been taking classes with Erol for a month, and I am very happy so far. He is genuinely interested in my progress. Erol uses some interesting audio apps in his classes that led me to understand the mistakes in my pronunciation. He was also flexible when I had to change a class schedule. Thanks Erol for your help!Show More
Erol is a patient，nice and professional teacher. I look forward to the second class.
Erol is so patient and kind - teaching my 88 year-old father how to use the computer. My dad is boasting he already can type 90 words per minute thanks to Erol!
Great first session. Erol is an excellent teacher. He is very patient, positive and encouraging. Erol was quickly able to identify the areas I need improvement. Super excited for my next sessions.
Erol is a dedicating teacher. He uses many different tools and technology to effectively conduct his lessons. I'm happy to work with him. Highly recommended!
Erol was helpful and knowledgable on the concepts I needed to learn. I wanted to start classes earlier than he had for availability but he made it work and did 3 consecutive days like I wanted. There wasn't a rush on time and he was very flexible in order to make sure I understood the base concepts I needed, which were a few skills related to marketing reporting. Thanks Erol!Show More
Erol is patient, supportive, and has a lot of tools for me to practice between lessons. I would recommend him for teaching German.
Really informative. Very patient and helpful.
Erol is a wonderful teacher: kind, professional and friendly. Learning with him was very enjoyable, and significantly helped improve my English pronunciation. I would happily recommend him to others.
Had a great experience.
Erol, provided one-on-one project training in Excel. He explained and demonstrated how to use the tools and commands most often used, which is what I needed. He was very clear in his explanations and professional. Erol was also easy to schedule a class with. As there is so much information about the Excel program, it is helpful to know what topic you want to cover. Thank you!Show More
Erol is the best
I definitely recommend taking classes with Erol; He is very clear, knowledgeable and flexible with the time, he also like to make the class interesting and makes it easier to learn grammar and pronunciation
BONUS: You will learn about Germany's history and geography at the same time you are learning the language.
Erol was very patient and very professional. He went out of his way to make sure that I understood. Thank you Erol
Erol was the best teacher I've ever had. He does everything possible for you to understand, learn, and retain. Amazing.
He is incredible and very knowlegdable
He is incredible and very knowlegdable
nice and patient
I really like that he uses technology to help me with my accent reduction! Highly recommended
Can't wait until my next session!
Earl helped me achieve outstanding score on my Microsoft Office test for my employer in a surprisingly short time. He was proficient with the subject. I am extremely happy I hired him.
I had a fun lesson with Erol today. He is a GREAT teacher. I am looking forward to my next class :0)
Erol did work for me on my term paper, assisting with the development of a persuasive, unique topic. He provided valuable ideas that lent depth and substance to my writing. He is also proficient with discussion and debate coaching. One way or the other, you will get your money's worth for any of his subjects.Show More
Erol is an excellent teacher. He helped me learn new programs with ease.
Erol helped me fix my laptop and taught me how to use my operating system. He is also very skilled with young kids, having babysat my 3 year-old daughter. He knows a lot about his subjects and is great at figuring things out.
Thank you Erol very much..I Really enjoyed
Your lessons..it was helpful
Hello all.I am beginner in German.So glad that I found Erol.It's very easy to communicate with him.I had some books that he would go over with me,explaining every thing I didn't know.I would recommend Erol to anybody who needs help with grammar,pronunciation,vocabulary...It really helps that he is native German.Good luck!Show More
Very patient and understanding. I learnt a lot
Erol is prompt, knowledgable and very patient!
Great first time experience for my son. He's already using his new words after one lesson!
I've experienced Erol's teaching in both group setting and one on one, and I like his unique way of teaching, combining his knowledge of IPA, and both English and German languages. His skills in software technology makes him also ideal for teaching "e-learning".Show More
Patient, thorough and punctual. I highly recommend Erol!
I studied German with Erol for a little over a year while I was living in LA. It was a great experience. At the time I could barely speak a word of German, but our weekly meetings very quickly started to give me confidence. In our sessions, we tried numerous methods: we read children's books, made small talk, and eventually discussed German literature. During our time together, Errol was uncommonly patient, generous with his time, and flexible about scheduling. My experience having been so positive, I'd recommend him as a tutor to anyone hoping to improve their knowledge of spoken and/or written German.Show More
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