Music To My Ears (!) at the End of our English Pronunciation Course

So we finished our 6-week Advanced English Pronunciation for Professionals course last week. I remember that as I was putting away a few things, I overheard the training participants lingering by the elevator door. They were having a conversation about when they could...

Upcoming Chicago Loop English Pronunciation Skills Course

Last week, one training participant in our Chicago Loop English Pronunciation Skills for Professionals course said, I had no idea that working with my English pronunciation would involve much more than the mechanical copy & repeat of sounds. I smiled and replied,...

If You’re Motivated, Practice Smart

So where do you go when you want to improve your English pronunciation or public speaking skills? A book? You Tube? There are some fantastic English pronunciation resources out there. There is Susan Cameron’s Perfecting Your English Pronunciation and Rachel’s...

Feedback Is Easier To Give Than To Receive, But Is It Always?

Last week, I talked about how if you’re needing to improve your English speaking skills over the next 2-3 months, make sure to ask yourself the right questions, use the appropriate resources, and make the time. Now I’d like to add: Place great value in...

One Quick Tip To Speak & Be Better Understood In Spoken English

Let me ask: Have you ever paid attention to your lips, mouth, and jaw when you communicate in spoken English? Have you ever paid attention to how your mouth moves when you speak in your first (or second or third) language? I recommend taking out a mirror. What do you...