Meet the Instructor


Judith L. Bergman M.A. CCC-SLP
Founder & Director

Ms. Bergman has over 40 years of experience serving a variety of persons with communication disorders across diverse settings including private and public schools, hospitals and assisted living centers. She was an adjunct professor at William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey, an instructor in the Duke University Evening and Weekend Programs, provided workshops for new international students in the Duke University Departments of Math and Physics, and has been a guest lecturer at an undergraduate class in Phonetics at UNC.
Her book, Mastering Meaning: Harnessing the Power of American English, is now available to buy on-line from, and Barnes and Noble. This resource for advanced ESL speakers contains the best of her monthly Saathee Magazine articles plus a new introductory chapter, “Natural Language Learning: Unraveling the Twisted Strands of Listening, Speaking and Reading.”
Ms. Bergman sees clients for individual tutorials in her Durham office.

American Speech Language Hearing Association Awards

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
  • ACE Continuing Education Awards 1997, 2001 and April, 2009
  • Awarded Lifetime Membership in 2004

Permanent License #3178 in Speech Pathology in North Carolina.
Previously Licensed in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

North Carolina Speech, Hearing & Language Association (NCSHLA): Life Member

Certified Compton P-ESL Instructor by Institute of Language and Phonology

Other Memberships:

Ms. Bergman is very patient and helpful. She is one of the best teachers that I have experienced in my last fifteen years of post-graduate and professional experience.

Market Research Manager: Taiwan, Mandarin

The teacher was excellent, one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.  She gave me lots of encouragement and set up good models for me.

Software Developer: China, Mandarin

She understands what it takes to work with each individual to improve his accent.

IT Manager: China, Mandarin