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

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

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...

Free Chicago museum days in February

February in Chicago is a great time to work daily on your spoken English. It’s cold outdoors. You can make yourself a cup of hot coffee or tea, grab your recording device, review one feature that makes up the English sound system (e.g., syllable stress), and sit...