What some of our clients have to say about us;
The accent reduction classes were both challenging (yep, they require discipline and commitment) and fun. I did not even know what I did not know! In my case, Haya identified twenty major auditory errors and thoroughly addressed each of them. I definitely hear the difference in my speech now — and so do my family, friends, and coworkers. My only regret is that I did not take the classes several years earlier. Thank you so much, Haya — for your patience, professionalism, and sense of humor! Your classes did make a difference in my professional life, and I enthusiastically recommend them to all your future students.
The course helped remove up to 90% of accent errors I had in my speech. Common mistakes that made it difficult for me to be understood in daily conversation have been eliminated. After taking the course, I have yet to have someone misunderstand what I am saying or ask me to repeat myself. That being said, you do have to work diligently on the assigned homework to reap the benefits of the program. I found it to be a fun, enjoyable experience where I learned about the science of speech pathology while eliminating problems in my accent that have bugged me in social and work situations for so long. I highly recommend this course even if you think you have minor issues with your accent. The course will pay for itself when you avoid the awkwardness of being misunderstood all the time! I had researched some local speech therapists before settling on Haya and did not find them to be as professional and organized. This course is good for work as well as social situations.
Since day one, Haya made me realize the amount of mistakes I was making whenever I spoke in English. Although I had a lot of errors, Haya explained every single one of them to me, and taught me how to fix them. She knows a lot (and I mean a lot) about pronunciation techniques, different types of accents, sounds, and speech practices. The class is funny, entertaining, focused on your goals, and easy enough for you to make progress quickly. Don’t get me wrong, although the class is easy, you do have to put an effort in it and practice your sounds and pronunciation. Something that I learned was that your age does not matter (I was the youngest student, according to Haya) as long as you are committed to make a little effort, accept Haya’s advice, and concentrate on your goal of not having to stare at other people’s confused face whenever you speak. I have noticed a lot of improvement in the way I talk. I highly recommend this class!
It was a great decision to enroll in this course. My instructor did an outstanding job in understanding my difficulties and helping me, while at the same time making me comfortable with my accent. I highly recommend this program!
Samanmalie, Sri Lanka
Overall, I would definitely recommend this course.
I recommend this course to anyone who needs to improve their pronunciation and overall spoken English.
At the end of the program, my accent and the level of comprehension of my speech have increased dramatically. The level of my confidence in communicating with my team, peers and leadership has gone through the roof. Today “full word production” and “voice projection” are my best friends. Thank you Gabriele and [SIG] for a job well done.
Ethiel, Puerto Rico
At the end of each session, I received a customized assignment and an audio file with exercises focused on my problem areas. It was wonderful to take this course. I enjoyed it very much and I would definitely recommend Haya for anyone who wants to reduce their accent and who wants to speak English more clearly.