The programs include comprehensive field-tested texts and compact discs for guidance during practice sessions.
Our goal is to build your confidence and improve your communication skills in both business and social settings.
Meet Your Speech Trainer . . .
Each course is thirteen (13) weeks long and includes an initial evaluation.
Seven (7) week courses are also available for mild foreign and regional accents.
Whichever program you choose, ACCENTS AWAY will guide you to your personal goals of effective speech communication.
Marcia with an Accent Modification Client
I attended the class for Accents Away and couldn't be happier. The instructor Marcia Hoodwin was great! My speech has improved immensely since taking her class. Her method of teaching is very positive. Marica's demeanor is one that reinforces positive thinking. She's upbeat and genuinely loves what she's doing, which by the way is contagious. I never left class feeling as though I couldn't, but aways as though I could. My friends and family noticed the difference in my speech and were impressed. Thank you Maria Hoodwin for bringing it all together for me, and for reinforcing my drive to never stop learning.
G. H. Honeywell Voiceover/actor
Another Statisfied Customer:
"This course has helped me to improve my presentation and communications skills. It has facilitated me to project myself with confidence and assurance. It is very important to me to communicate concisely and precisely, and I am sure that improving my communication skills will help me in my career growth. I recommend this course to anyone whose second language is English. After a few lessons, the person can notice the improvement in his/her communications skills. It is a good investment."Aurea Denton
Classes to Improve Communication Skills
Participate Effectively in Meetings
PRONUNCIATION / INTONATION
This class is designed to improve an accented speaker's speech sound production in social and business settings. Individuals learn to identify and correct their accented sounds as well as learn the skills necessary to communicate more effectively.
The musical aspects of speech are targeted with intonation exercises. Individuals will learn to improve their pitch, stress, duration and speech rate in order to improve their communicative effectiveness.
Many foreign-born individuals have difficulty understanding and utilizing common expressions that people use in the United States. If you are having difficulty in this area, Accents Away has two classes, targeting idioms, that can help you. Also, if you want to continue to refine your pronunciation/intonation skills, this program is for you. The course will be structured to meet your needs. Other communication skills can be targeted in this class.
This class is designed to teach non-standard English speakers pronunciation and grammatical skills. Individuals will learn appropriate speaking skills for the professional workplace.
As you progress through your organization, more and more demands will be placed upon your communication skills. You will be expected to communicate with peers, subordinates and upper management. Whether speaking on the telephone, in meetings, or across the table from a client or customer, you or your company will be judged upon the power of your vocabulary.