As a classical singer, I have extensive training and experience in clear, non-regional diction. In our sessions, students will learn and practice speaking and reading aloud in English.
How I Can Help You:
I have worked one on one with music students for 10 years. I have extensive experience in teaching classical, musical theater, and pop styles of singing, as well as acting for the stage and beginning piano.
Whether you are a beginner, or a veteran musician, I can help you cultivate your musical skills.
I am a classically trained singer, with a master's degree in music from The Peabody Institute. I have performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Tanglewood Music Center, several local and national opera companies, and have been positively reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Baltimore Sun, and The Boston Globe.
*** Lesson Details *** Each student receives a personalized lesson plan, based on his/her goals, and musical background.
My singers are all trained in a cla
ssical technique, even if they specialize in contemporary singing, to help them avoid potential vocal injury.
My piano students learn to read and play music at their own pace.
My acting and spoken voice students learn to feel comfortable reading clearly, and reciting/performing on stage or other public areas.
My music theory students work one on one with me, learning basic theory (note names, durations, etc.) to advanced theory, ear training, and composition.
I am flexible and am willing to work with students of any age and level. I only require that students practice and enjoy the music they make.
*** Studio Equipment *** Music room in home with seating for parents.
*** Specialties *** I am a classical singer, and specialize in classical voice training. However, I also have extensive experience in other singing styles, from choral to popular, and acting/oratory. I have a minor in music theory, and have taken advanced courses in music theory pedagogy.
I am a professional opera singer and have studied diction and languages for 12 years. I have a special musican’s ear for the subtleties of language and a lot of tools to help you reduce your accent and speak English like it’s your first language! As someone who is often performing in other languages myself, I am personally acquainted with the challenges of mastering pronunciation and accents and I am excited about sharing what I’ve learned in my own journey with others!
I am a professional opera singer with a love for languages. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Voice, and went on to study opera performance at the Opera Institute at Boston Universities. Since then, I've been working as a singer for over 10 years!
I have to sing in a lot of languages for my job, and I'm here to give you some of the tools I use when mastering pronunciation for your own accent reduction pursuits.
I am also a writer and lover of the English language (my mother is a lifelong English teacher), and love sharing this tough-to-master language with others.
A lot of the skills I have as a singer are so helpful for learning how to pronounce languages correctly AND how to support your voice to keep it healthy.
I can also help you in your own singing development and improvement! I can teach you
basic and advanced technical exercises to increase your breath support, tone quality, and overall musicianship.
My lesson went great! Alexandra understood the concept that she should adapt to me. She provides excellent, clear answers and offered additional helpful information with the whole process of learning. I'm thrilled that she customizes my needs accordingly.
Also she has a great personality.
I've been teaching ESL for over 20 years to adult students from around the world with different accent reduction needs. Lesson will focus on student needs. A brief assessment will be done. Focus will be on specific pronunciation exercises, and placement of tongue. I really enjoy working with International students of all ages and experience levels and I look forward to meeting you and helping you reduce your accent.
I have over 20 years experience teaching adult ESL students from all over the world in the Community College, Continuing Education, private schools, and privately in San Diego and Los Angeles.
I enjoy traveling and seeing new cultures. I've traveled to Ukraine, India, Thailand, the Caribbean, Europe, and lived in France for 15 months.
I'm married and have one daughter. I also enjoy eating, cooking other cultural foods, fitness, and the beach!
I look forward to meeting and helping you improve your English conversation. I will adjust lessons to your individual needs and goals. I welcome feedback on exactly what areas you would like to improve your English.
This course is about how to learn to say difficult sounds in English quickly and to reduce your accent audibly. We will cover the most important phonics/sounds that my clients - from India, China, France, Russia, Brazil, Spain and so on - have the most problems with doing business in the US/Silicon Valley. You don't have to go through all the lectures, just pick the areas you feel you still have to work on and practice the words diligently. You will see the slides that go with the video and most of the time, I also uploaded additional practice materials. If you work on your English pronunciation consistently, you will see results really fast.
Who this course is for: You need to know some spoken American English already to benefit from the course. But, since this is an American English speaking course with lots of examples, if you practice a lot, you will be successful and will master American English.
We will cover all the phonic sounds of the English language
Tom has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Foremost, Tom provides expertise, experience, and encouragement when he received his English Literature from Boston University, Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in Arizona.
Tom's style is candid and are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible.
Its imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the seven parts of speech, i.e., nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
Currently, Tom works at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels as an adult education instructor providing English instruction to classes or individual students.
As an ESL teacher, developing curriculum for his students, he tak
es an overall approach to English study that focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching his students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.
- Pronunciation techniques - Quizzes, textbooks, videos and computer lessons - Basic communication with real-life interactions
Using language use in different situations, such as shopping, schooling, job hunting or working with English-speaking co workers.
He places awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to an English-speaking environment.
STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS
He prefers to discuss goals with his students or their parents to determine what they are most interested in ACHIEVING. Together we can create a lesson plan designed for the individual student.
Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning it is critical learning a secondary language effectively - see attached
Excerpt from "50 Ways to Teach Online: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers" by Dr. Justin Shewell.
The Pedagogical Foundations Of EnglishCentral
By David Deubelbeiss
EnglishCentral is a company that takes pride in having experienced teachers on staff and designing a product that will help students learn and acquire English, particularly for international communication.
Too often technology is designed without the control or voice of educators. Technology for technology's sake. We have tried to avoid this error and build an e-learning platform that puts pedagogy and learning first.
Here are the key aspects of English Central's pedagogy:
We live in a visual and digital world. Students consume enormous amounts of video content and video has become the new textbook. EnglishCentral harnesses this built in, intrinsic level of motivation - why not learn English while viewing videos you love? EnglishCentral publishes 30 new video lessons per week and its vast library of video lessons and courses offers every student the chance to study what they want and listen to messages they want to hear.
2. Comprehensible Input
Not only do students need to listen to messages they want to hear - these messages must be level appropriate (Krashen, 2001). Each EnglishCentral video lesson or course plus our vocabulary is leveled and can be assigned to students based on their level of English. This provides appropriate practice maximizing language acquisition.
3. Precise, Timely Feedback
EnglishCentral provides instant feedback to students. Students begin to "notice the gap" (Schmidt, 1990) and begin to self-correct as they compare their speech to the original. Tools are provided so students can "dig down" and understand the language and get the answers they need immediately. EnglishCentral works to promote learner autonomy.
4. Lowered Affective Filter
Many students go through a substantial "silent period" (Krashen, 1985). Others need the time and space given through self-study before they are ready to excel in the very socially demanding classroom. EnglishCentral provides a safe, low anxiety environment where learners can proceed at their own pace and practice speaking in a non-threatening place. Teachers are often amazed how the quiet students in their class "bloom" on EnglishCentral.
5. An Oral Language Focus
The 21st century workplace and global nature of communication demands that students have strong speaking skills. The importance of written communication is receding. EnglishCentral's proprietary speech recognition system IntelliSpeech™ trains students to produce, clear, intelligible speech for effective communication across cultures and borders.
6. Blended Learning
The future of education lies in blended learning (Arne Duncan, 2014). EnglishCentral partners with schools and teachers offering a unique blended learning model and platform. Courses and video lessons can perfectly compliment what students learn in class, providing students with extra practice matching the class curriculum. Our free LMS lets teachers extend the curriculum and track student achievement.
7. Structured Learning
Our simple Watch | Learn | Speak methodology provides low cognitive overload and an easy to follow learning pathway. Courses and video lessons are leveled and vocabulary is presented with spaced-time repetition. EnglishCentral monitors every word or expression students study and provides a simple interface where students can use the feedback to improve their pronunciation and build their vocabulary.
Students are highly engaged by the gaming dynamics of EnglishCentral. Students compete for XPs (Experience Points) and ranking through their study. However, we don't go overboard and aim to keep the focus on the learning, not the gaming.
9. Ambiguity Tolerance
Language is a vast and unpredictable space. Successful language learners are risk takers. Critical to being a risk taker is having a strong ability to not be stressed out by what you don't understand (Brown, 2007). EnglishCentral provides authentic content that challenges students to focus on the general meaning and gist and strengthen their level of ambiguity tolerance.
***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
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 for pronunciation is an ecological practice of the various sounds, rhythms, inflections, and patterns the spoken language integrates.
The goal is to develop a comprehensive, systematic sound profile based on lesson recordings using wave 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.
Possibly the only dedicated PhD for E-Learning on the TakeLessons server, I am member of the Association for ...
***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 about 50 GB onedrive 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 about 50 GB onedrive folder for lesson files*****
Microsoft Excel: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
Typing: ***It is recommended students own or have regular access to a personal computer after 2002 in order to get the best benefit***
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!
October 5, 2019
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.
Hoping to learn to reduce your accent and communicate more clearly and efficiently? I would love to help. I am a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and have 9 years of experience.
All ages and skill levels are welcome. Lessons will focus mostly on pronunciation and other areas of speech production. Learning the English language will not be the focus, but I will help to answer any vocabulary and grammar questions you have.
All lessons are individualized and tailored for each student's goals and preferences. The overarching goal of my accent modification lessons is for your speech to be better understood but not to completely eliminate your accent, as it is part of who you are.
I hope that I can help you reach your goals as quickly as possible. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and have been practicing for over 8 years. I have a Master's degree in speech-language pathology, and my minor in college was American Sign Language (ASL).
I have spent much of the last 6 years doing online speech and language therapy with cyber school students. This experience has helped to develop my skills and familiarity with tele-therapy, which can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy.
In graduate school, I provided accent modification therapy with non-native English speakers who worked as graduate assistants and teachers. I also have substantial experience working with adults of all ages on speech and language skills (among others) in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient clinics.
Practice makes progress. I will help to provide you with the skills you need to
improve your English pronunciation, rhythm and intonation, and overall speaking skills for increased clarity in conversations and work settings. I will also give you activities to do on your own. Your commitment to your goals during and outside of lessons will contribute in a large part to how much progress you make and how quickly you make it.
Just a little more about me: I enjoy traveling, reading, yoga, movies, animals, and being with my family. I also enjoy meeting new people and learning about different cultures and languages.
If you are interested in working with me, please send me a message. I hope to meet you soon!
Angie is a great teacher. She is warm, accessible, enthusiastic and caring. She will customize the lesson to fit your needs, and often times, even go the extra mile of researching and providing any extra contents that can help you. She will pick up even the minute details and help you change. Of course change is not easy, but knowing is truly half the battle. Thank you Angie for making the class so enjoyable!
August 28, 2018
Angie - Excellent Teacher !! Very knowledgeable in her area and understands the needs, explains things very well. I can see the improvement in my accent reduction already. I will be speaking in American Accent very soon :)
I have great experience with English speakers of other languages and English speakers in general. Let me assist you in understanding the pronunciation necessary in order to round out any accent you might wish to lessen.
Can't wait to jam and teach you to play your favorite songs! I have over 15 years experience playing and teaching guitar.
Certification as a professional teacher in Florida.
My name is Jenny, and I am an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and Illinois-state licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) (also known as a speech therapist) with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I graduated with a 3.93/4.0 GPA while completing an elective Master's thesis. I've been a speech therapist since 2012, and one of my career areas of specialty is speech, which makes me well qualified to help you in your path to accent reduction. I am certified in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (P-ESL) Program, a program created by Dr. Arthur J. Compton, and utilize this program and my years of experience as a speech-language pathologist to create your individualized accent reduction program.
I am passionate about accent reduction because I want my clients to be able to succeed in the paths they choose in life, uncover their most promising futures, and discover what
Hello! My name is Jenny and I am an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and Illinois-state licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) (also known as a speech therapist) with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I graduated with a 3.93/4.0 GPA while completing an elective Master's thesis. I've been a speech therapist since 2012, and one of my career areas of specialty is speech, which makes me well qualified to help you on your path to accent reduction.
I am certified in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (P-ESL) Program, a program created by Dr. Arthur J. Compton, and utilize this program and my years of experience as a speech-language pathologist to create your individualized accent reduction program.
Where do you want to
be in a few short months? Do you want more successful communication, to feel more confident conducting a business meeting, lecturing to students, speaking to customers, or communicating with patients, to be able to joyfully converse without worrying if your accent is detracting from your message... and to save time by speeding up your results through personal, individualized instruction with a program tailored specifically to your individual speech patterns?
Here's your path: 1) You'll begin by taking an accent assessment, so I can listen to your speech/accent and determine what sounds are different than the sounds in American English and structure an individualized program for you. 2) We then work together for 13 weeks, for one hour sessions per week. All sessions will include practice work so that you can be well on your way to achieving an accent that is closer to American English. 3) Your practice work is all online for you - you'll have an online practice portal that you keep for the rest of your life to return back to and refresh as much as you'd like.
I am passionate about accent reduction because I want my clients to be able to succeed in the paths they choose in life, uncover their most promising futures, and discover what their lives can be.
"I'm seeing Adam for accent reduction and for deepening the pitch of my voice (I sound too girly in business meetings). My colleagues really noticed a diff
erence! It took about 8 weeks to get to the point where it was noticeable enough. I will continue with the lessons to make the it stick. Plus, it is fun! Adam makes me laugh every time!"
"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."
"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 studen
t'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."
"Gabriel has been a pleasure to work with. He is on time, on the subject, and his system is simple yet very effective. Highly recommended!"
"I have taken accent reduction with a few teachers and Gabriel is by far the best accent reduction teacher I have had. His technique is very practical and
based on principles of how singing is taught. It has been very effective for me. It also helps that he is a very friendly and nice person in addition to being an inspiring actor, singer and performer."
"Steve has a genuine interest in working out how to best develop a self-reliance on any particular method."