Clients who have completed an individual accent modification tutorial report these benefits:
Increased potential for career advancement
“This is a must course for all non-native English speakers to succeed.” Information Systems Business Applications Manager: India, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi
“I think as I climb the ladder, it is going to be more and more important because one is judged a lot of times based on how one communicates, how effectively one communicates and how correctly one communicates. In my opinion, it becomes a critical part of my skills.” Information Systems Resource Manager: India, Marathi.
“I will continue to perfect my English and know that my accent is no longer an obstacle to achieving my goals at work.” Medical Technologist: China, Cantonese.
“This course improved my communication skills and helped me get a new job.” Software Engineer: China, Mandarin.
Improved workplace communication and increased participation
“This course has helped me to improve my communication skills with my co-workers and supervisor.” Administrative assistant (later promoted to Bilingual Program Manager): Colombia, Spanish.
“Ms. Bergman’s comments and instructions on how to present myself in business settings were very helpful.” Yumi Tsuda Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English and American History, Sapporo Gakuin University and a Visiting International Scholar at UNC 05/06: Japan, Japanese
“This course helped me to improve my communicative effectiveness at work.” IT Manager: India, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarathi
Greater confidence when speaking
“Ms. Bergman encouraged me every time I came to class. This helped me to build up my self-confidence.” Yumi Tsuda Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English and American History, Sapporo Gakuin University and a Visiting International Scholar at UNC 05/06: Japan, Japanese
“This course has improved my confidence in speaking, as I have to focus less on whether I am being understood and more on what I have to say.” Corporate Director: Arabic, French.
“I’m now more confident. I now have tools to improve my professional speeches.” Cristina Armas Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar who conducted research in biology at Duke University from Sept. 05 to August 07: Spain, Spanish.
“I definitely speak up more during conference calls at work. I will recommend the course to my friends. It is the confidence built up that counts!” Software engineer: China, Mandarin
“The course helped me overcome the fear of speaking and made me more confident. [Now] my colleagues have no trouble understanding me.” Software developer: China, Mandarin.