If you have access to a recorder, you can get a free assessment here.
In my very first lesson Nicole made me feel comfortable rather than embarrassed or ill at ease as an English speaking outsider...
I have just finished 12 lessons with Nicole and found the lessons and her advice very helpful...
Maximise your career potential
Every professional understands the importance of good communication. Learning natural, easy-to-understand pronunciation will allow you to focus on being good at what you do. Here are some of the benefits of clearer speech:
better work flow and team participation
no more embarrassing mistakes
better client relationships
Here's what happens in the lessons
assessment of your accent
train your ear and your muscles
focus on important sounds
learn natural intonation
learn a few other tricks
putting it all together
practice, practice, practice
speak clearly and confidently
The Compton PESL program uses proven, evidence based techniques derived from 30 years of research by Dr Arthur J. Compton. You can expect at least 50% improvement in clarity and accuracy when you commit to the recommended practice.
people often ask you to repeat
you avoid using words like "spreadsheet" and "beach"
you have been in Australia for a long time and you are no longer improving spontaneously
you haven't been in Australia for very long and you find it hard to understand Aussies when they speak together
you are frustrated that people are often more focused on how you speak than on what you are saying
you know there are some words you don't pronounce the same as native speakers, but you don't know how to change it
I am a specialist English pronunciation teacher. I work with professionals from all around the world who want to be understood more easily. I have always had a passion for languages and am particularly interested in understanding how adults learn best.
I have a master's degree in speech and language pathology, I am a qualified English (esl) teacher, and I am also a certified Compton PESL (pronouncing English as a second language) trainer.
Originally from Canada, I have also lived in the U.S.A., in the U.K. and (for the past 20 years) in Australia.
Zoom/Skype lessons are available.
Face-to-face lessons are held at 23 Atchison St, St Leonards
5 minute walk to St Leonards train station and major bus stops
$165 for a 1 hour lesson
To ensure a good result, the recommendation for most clients is 12 lessons. If you have a mild accent you may need fewer lessons.
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