What is Accent Shine? Accent Shine helps non-native speakers of English improve their spoken English and English pronunciation so that they speak more clearly and naturally and can express themselves more confidently.
Is this an “accent reduction” service? See the post on “Everyone Speaks With an Accent” to read my thoughts on the subject of accents.
Why should you choose Accent Shine? Rita Berberian, the owner of Accent Shine, has many years of experience teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, and she has a graduate degree in linguistics. In graduate school, she focused on teaching English pronunciation. It is her specialty. Rita prefers to work one-on-one with clients or with small groups who share the same native language. Mixing students from different language groups means that some people are forced to work on problems that they don’t have.
For business clients: When you speak more clearly and naturally, colleagues and customers will feel more comfortable speaking with you, and it will be easier to do business with you. This could mean more opportunities for you and your company. It’s that simple.
For academic professionals: Some students can be cruel on their course evaluations. Accent Shine can help you speak more clearly when you give lectures which could help you receive better course evaluations.
Maybe you feel timid and shy in social situations, and you lack confidence when you speak English. Pronunciation classes can help you gain confidence in social situations and could even help you get a date! Even if you are already married (and shouldn’t be looking for a date…!), it is a lot easier to make friends when you have the confidence to talk to other people.
How does it work? I identify and help you understand the major problems in your English pronunciation. These problems interfere with communication or make you sound unnatural when you speak. Then we work to fix them. That’s why it’s accent “shine”–-we work together to improve your pronunciation so that listeners have less difficulty understanding your English, and YOU feel more confident when you speak English.
Click Here to send me a message, and let’s start shining up your accent today!
Rita the Linguist Teacher
Offering Pronunciation Classes in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. (or wherever you are in the world!)