The Most Important Goals of Accent Neutralization

What are the most important goals for an accent neutralization program? You might think the sounds of English are the most important goals to work on. But what many don't realise is there are additional features of English that may be more helpful to focus on. These features include word stress and sentence stress, rhythm, intonation and linking ...

Siblings & Autism Spectrum

siblings

My child with autism has a typically-developing older sister.  She’s fairly quirky, (a story for another time) but gets along well with others, and hasn’t the challenges her brother has. During the early years of our family, our daughter often had to wait to have her needs met.  Family resources went to her brother first.  ...

Free English Pronunciation Course in San Jose CA

ESL

Ready to improve your English Pronunciation? Join us in September 2017 for a free course of English Pronunciation held at WestGate Church, SouthHills Campus, in San Jose, CA, every monday morning!  Classes start Monday September 11, 2017 at 9:00 am registration and 9:30-11:30 class. Students can also join at any time during the year. Our location is ...

How do I know if I need English Pronunciation Lessons?

Pronunciation lessons promote clearer English speech

How do I know if I need lessons? Your listeners look confused, and often ask you to repeat. You make errors that offend others because they misunderstand your meaning (such as “dog” for “Doug”). You say single words clearly, but pronouncing sentences is not understandable. You miss career advancement because of your foreign accent. You ...

Free ESL Classes in San Jose CA

ESL Classes 2017-18

Free ESL classes in San Jose, CA, are held every Monday, September 11, 2017 - May 14, 2018.  Please join us. Classes are free.  Some teachers will use a textbook, about $30, and there is a registration fee of $10/year. Did you know we have 6 levels of classes, beginners to advanced, including a special class on English ...

How Linking Improves English Sentences

Linking Consonants & Vowels

For many Asian speakers, I often hear they were taught to speak Engliah, by SPEAKING EACH WORD SEPARATELY. However, English speakers are listening for words that LINK TOGETHER in a sentence. The easiest way to start linking is finding words that have an ending consonant next to a beginning vowel. Examples: A lot of people were there. > A LOTOV people ...