1. Assessment of your accent
We will discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have about the program. I will conduct an assessment of your speaking skill, which I will record. This will allow me to do a thorough analysis of your accent and to prepare a plan specific to your needs if you wish to continue with the program.
2. Train your ear and your muscles
It is essential for you to hear the difference between how you produce a sound and how a native speaker produces it. Each lesson will start with you tuning in to the difference in those sounds. You will then learn how to move your mouth to produce the same sound as a native speaker.
3. Focus on important sounds
We will start with the sounds that will make the most difference to get the most impact immediately.
4. Learn natural intonation
We will discuss the rules of word stress and sentence stress in English. However, the key to sounding natural is to practice listening and repeating, over and over. This practice is incorporated in every lesson and homework exercises.
5. Learn a other few tricks
Voice projection and phrasing are great strategies for becoming easier to understand and for sounding professional and confident.
6. Putting it all together
This is where we practice everything you have learned by using the most common sentences you use every day.
7. Practice, practice, practice
Each week, you will receive some written homework as well as audio files to help you practice at home. Idealy, you will practice 1 hour/day.
8. Speak clearly and confidently
I use the Compton PESL method of teaching . I has been used and refined for over 30 years and is proven to be highly effective. You can expect at least 50% increase in clarity and accuracy if you commit to your practice of 1 hour/day.
The most common feedback I receive from clients is that they immediately feel more confident when speaking English.