We provide spoken-English communication training programs to international speakers of English. Our objective is not to remove accents. We love accents! Our objective is to help professionals communicate in their best spoken English so that the spotlight is directed to their area of expertise, and not on their accent.  

In our individual and group training programs, we demystify the English sound system and equip program participants with the tools, ongoing guidance and practice opportunities they need to communicate with more clarity, ease and efficiency. We meet with them in-person, via videoconference, and by telephone and use WeChat/WhatsApp/VoiceThread for quick-turnaround personalized speech feedback.

Clients Served

We offer our linguistic support to local and remote global professionals, multinational companies, non-profit organizations and educational support services. Corporate and law firm clients served include:

  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • The Marmon Group
  • Nektar Therapeutics
  • Cartus Relocation Services
  • Hospira (now Pfizer)
  • BNO Commercialisti e Revisori Legali
  • Fireex
  • YKVN-Singapore
  • Angelo Po

We have also worked with individual foreign lawyers, medical professionals, MBA graduate students, and organizations hosting government delegation programs in Chicago. 


Sarah Gallant

Sarah Gallant is an English language trainer, materials developer, language support advisor and small business owner. She dedicates her attention to all things speech. That is, spoken English for professional purposes. She has run speech & communication training programs for executives, thought leaders, leadership program participants, lawyers, pharmacists, academic professionals, research scientists, accountants worldwide for over 19 years.

Prior to launching CommuniClear Global, Sarah taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Tutorium in Intensive English Program and the International Teaching Assistants Program for over 12 years. 

Sarah started her English language training career when she lived abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She worked with executives at companies, such as Coca-Cola, KPMG, Eurotel, Siemens, Ernst and Young, Eli Lilly, and Lucent Technologies. Read more about Sarah >>

Sarah Gallant, M.A. in Applied Linguistics-Teaching English to speakers of other languages. English language trainer & small business owner (communiclear Global).

Sarah Gallant, M.A. in Applied Linguistics-Teaching English to speakers of other languages. English language trainer & small business owner (communiclear Global).

 

Other English Language Trainers on Board

Lita Brusick Johnson

Lita is a language instructor with extensive international and cross-cultural experience and an MA in Linguistics-TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). She works with adult learners, both persons seeking to improve their ability to communicate in English in their workplaces and international students hoping to attend college in the United States. Courses taught include: Academic ESL for Chinese engineering students, in cooperation with the UIC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Advanced Speaking Skills; Advanced Pronunciation Skills; TOEFL Preparation; and Speaking and Presentation Skills (for the Bank of Beijing). Prior to teaching classroom and online ESL classes, Johnson worked in the non-profit sector for many years, and she brings her prior work experience in international community development and disaster response plus inter-cultural communication skills to her teaching of English as a second language. 

Katie Sauers

Katie, M.A. in Applied Linguistics-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, has more than 10 years of experience assessing and training students on their spoken English-communication skills at the Tutorium in Intensive English and the International Teaching Assistant Program at the University of Illinois Chicago. Katie has given multiple teacher-training workshops and presentations at professional conferences about how to teach pronunciation, clear communication and discussion skills. Most recently she presented at the Illinois TESOL-BE conference about how to effectively teach English stress and rhythm.