This is my vocation and career, not just my job! I hope to convey to you my passion for this work. I love doing this!
I’ve lived and worked in Monterey, CA, Tucson, AZ and Albuquerque, NM, in the U.S.–all cultural centers of the American Southwest.
I’ve also lived in Rome, Italy and traveled and stayed in many places around the world. I love to travel! I’m an artist and a linguist and have kept my hand in the business of teaching ESL/EFL all my life.
I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I’ve taught classes in Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, and the U.S. In the past, I taught EFL in Italy, Mexico and Switzerland.
Over the last decade, I have worked only on pronunciation and intonation, and have developed a deep understanding of pronunciation challenges and solutions for people working on their sound in English. I’m very good at targeting your specific issues and giving you guidance in these areas. I’m also skillful with problems related to the American accent: what makes it difficult to produced and why it’s difficult to understand native English speakers.
Recently, I have been working with Maharati, Gujarati, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese speakers on accent reduction and comprehensibility in English, and am familiar with the challenges these speakers face in English. I’ve also worked with Khazak, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Swiss, and Arabic clients.
I can teach you to understand why you’re having pronunciation problems, how to be more comprehensible in English, and how to maintain your new sound after we are done.
I’ve also written pronunciation e-guides for Russian, Japanese and Arabic speakers that advanced students and TESL/TEFL teachers can use as a model for accent reduction. I share the basic pronunciation differences between English and each of those languages and tell how to teach pronunciation, based on those understandings.
If you’re interested in learning about lessons, contact me at peggy@AmericanPronunciationCoach.com
P.S. I also have a newsletter that you can sign up for, to receive occasional emails about English pronunciation challenges and solutions. I post short videos on my YouTube channel about the challenges of speaking in English. If you like Facebook, I have a Page you can check out. Oh yes, there’s Twitter as well.
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