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...

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...

3 clear speech tips for effective spoken English communication

How many times have you been in a meeting or at a presentation and missed chunks of what the speaker was saying due to his or her mumbling? Swallowing sounds? Speaking monotone where every syllable and every word seemed to carry the same amount of stress? Both native...

What do professional presentations & the TOEFL-iBT have in common?

The TOEFL-iBT is a standardized exam which international speakers of English need to take for entry into an American university. Different universities and departments decide what minimum scores in speaking, listening, writing, and reading a candidate needs in order...

Say what? Speech Clarity for Business Success

TodayIwanttorelayanimportantmessage. Thisrequiresyourfullattentionandinput. Allearsplease.Ok, you can’t hear this. So imagine this stretch of fleeting real-time speech in a continuous fast rate, low volume, and unclear diction. You’re in a virtual meeting where...

Going virtual

Upon demand, CommuniClear Global is going virtual. From early April, we’ll be offering our successful 8-week accent modification training program via Skype. Sessions are scheduled to meet four days/week in 30 or 60-minute blocks. Consistency is...