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Find Out Exactly How to Progress your English Pronunciation So You Can Communicate Comfortably & Confidently.

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Face the facts. Does correct English pronunciation seem impossible to achieve on your own? It’s so difficult right? The spelling is confusing. Nothing like your first language where the letters actually make sense and link to a sound. Also, why is it so hard to hear the difference between how you’re saying a word and what native speakers actually say? What are you actually doing wrong? And then there is speaking at work to your colleagues, clients or managers… When work is super busy, how can you stop your pronunciation getting in the way and distracting your listener so that you can start feeling comfortable when speaking English?  You just want to engage in conversations more confidently so your pronunciation is no longer a barrier to your career.

Ever want an entire roadmap to pronunciation success?

Hola!

I’m Sarah,

Speech Pathologist.

Opera Singer.

Here to Help.

As a speech pathologist and opera singer I know there is both a science and art to pronouncing languages correctly.

In opera, the expectation is that you sing Italian, Russian, French, German and many other languages like a native, so I’ve done a lot of heavy lifting there.

Then speech pathology gives me the tools to analyse sound waves and write phonetics all the while understanding how to structure pronunciation goals for my clients so that they stick and can finally communicate with confidence and comfort. 

After training English pronunciation with 1000’s of clients from all over the world, Voice Science, my clinic, has reached a point where I’m only personally available to help X number of people a week.

But I know conclusively that there are so many people needing support in this area.

I see that daily.

Over 6 years I’ve developed a tested and systematic method to audit your pronunciation and in so doing pin point the exact bottleneck you’re facing in your speaking.

Previously, the only way to get feedback on your speaking pronunciation was by coming to my private practice in Melbourne, which tends to book out. But now you can do it right where you are. Yes, right there, in the comfort of your own home or even office wherever you are, anywhere in the world! 

And I want to share that with you.

No matter where you are.

So that you know where you stand and have a game plan to progress your English communication.

If you want to improve your English pronunciation, you need to know this:

There are 6 basic bottlenecks that can hold you back from clear and confident English.  You need to learn what your #1 bottleneck is before you can fix it.

Solving this problem for clients from many language backgrounds is what my team do all day, every day…

When it comes to your English speaking, there is no one size fits all answer. This is why I have developed Your Personalised Pronunciation Audit to prescribe exactly what your English pronunciation needs right now.

What is Included?

 

 

  • A tailored and comprehensive audit into every single sound of English so you know precisely which sounds you need to work on.

 

  • Assessment of speech intonation factors: pitch, tone, word stress, emphasis.

 

  • Investigation of your English speaking fluency features so you can learn how well your English speaking flows and what you need to incorporate to sound more natural.

 

  • Screening of your voice, delivery, vocabulary, grammar & workplace needs so that you get the bigger picture of what your communication needs.

 

  • Complete your audit online so that you can fit it into your busy schedule and time zone no matter where you live. Submit your recordings within 48 hours ready for your session with Sarah.

 

  • Video based assessment online in conversational format led by Sarah so that you speak as you normally would, in order for us to get a true picture of your English pronunciation.

 

  • Access to the Pronunciation Success Digital BluePrint so that you can have a guide to the key features of clear and confident English Communication – Valued at $110.

 

  • 30-minute Pronunciation Feedback Session with Sarah so you can learn exactly what your English speaking needs and get your questions answered – Valued at $220.

Our Guarantee to You

Voice Science sessions are engaging, stimulating and a first-class experience for your communication. Since extensive planning and detail go into tailoring sessions for you, we do not extend any refunds on any of our services. We provide a top-tier service, if you are dissatisfied with anything we’ll work to make it right because we are committed to advocating for your communication comfort.

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How Many Sessions Will I need?

Do not worry about this step and which option is for you until your audit is completed. Our team will give you a solid & honest recommendation on the suitable program once we have met and assessed you.

When your audit is completed you can proceed direct into your chosen pronunciation training program with our team.

Accent reduction is a detailed process, especially since English has a lot of features to cover. It takes time to learn how to practise your English speaking. We train you with a research approach based on motor learning and therapy principles that does not fit a single session approach.

Muscle Memory matters.

In the early stages of training at Voice Science we apply scientific methods to strenthen learning.  We show you how to to practise & produce accurate sounds.

If you’ve got questions about our programs, get in touch.

Case Study

Take for example Mimi. When I first met her she was really finding it hard to speak up at work in her high powered job as an accountant.  Why? Well she knew that her English pronunciation could be so much better. She had always been a conscientious person and after 10 years working at her English she couldn’t figure out how to change her accent. Although proud about her first language and identity, Mimi really wanted to speak English properly because there’s no harm in that, right?

Mimi felt that when she spoke, her pronunciation was “getting in the way.” Although her colleagues were super supportive, she perceived they could not focus in enough on what she was saying because her pronunciation was distracting them. 

Mimi purchased her Personalised Pronunciation Audit and hasn’t looked back since. Not only did she learn that her consonants were very accurate, so she could feel comfortable about her strengths in English, she also got perspective on what she needed to work towards- her vowels. See, Mimi’s first language only has 5 vowels and English has a sum total of 20 (depending on the accent). From her audit Mimi finally learned that the best approach to correcting her English speaking was to learn the 15 missing vowels so that she had all the sounds English requires. This was really reassuring for her because in the past she could never pinpoint what it was that her speaking needed. Mimi then went on to work with our team in tailored sessions and achieved an amazing outcome with increased precision and confidence. She even got herself a promotion for her work. If Mimi could get the outcome she dreamed of while working a full time job for a large accounting firm, doing her CPA and looking after her small family, you can too!

The Personalised Strategy Feedback Session is one of my favourite appointments to deliver.

I’ll identify for you the main bottleneck you face that is stopping your speaking from improving and recommend the ways we can partner with you to solve it.

Can’t wait to meet you!

xoxo!

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Sarah Lobegeiger De Rodriguez

Clinic Director, Operatic Soprano, Voice Science™

1. Who will assist me in my Online Accent Reduction & English Pronunciation training?
All sessions will be delivered by our certified practicing speech pathologists with extensive experience in accent modification and English pronunciation training.
2. If I reduce my accent will it affect my first language?
No! Sounds of your first language will remain distinct from any new language that you study.
3. I really want to use Voice Science for my English pronunciation training but I don’t live in Melbourne. What can I do?
This program is exactly for you if you are wanting to access premier online accent reduction with experts. We don’t want you to feel held back by your location or geography.

We know that it can be hard to find real specialists everywhere. This program has been developed so you can access the world’s best training for English pronunciation right where you are.

Voice Science assists clients all over the world to enhance their English communication. Your accent reduction training will be crafted to suit your needs and just as detailed and fun as our in house accent reduction training programs. Read more about how online pronunciation training works here.

4. Is it possible for my company or employer to cover payment of my English Pronunciation training?
Many employers assist in the payment of accent reduction training at Voice Science in order to develop their staff to better meet Key Performance Indicators, particularly in the areas of communication. Voice Science partners with companies to strengthen communication skills for their employees career success. We are able to provide information to your employer or recruiter about what types of accent and communication training we can implement to assist you in your career.
5. I'm worried about how to incorporate daily speech practice so that I can achieve my communication goals. How will I know how to practice?
We will write goals to improve your practice approach. Everyone comes from a different scholastic background. For most adults, the idea of daily practice can be very foreign. Sarah tries to share her knowledge about practice theory that she has obtained as a professional classical musician with all clients in  order to support their engagement with a practice schedule. It can take some time to develop motivation and routine with practice. This is something that we encourage you to discuss openly and frankly with your speech pathologist so we can assist you to incorporate speech and communication practice into your daily routine.
6. How Many Sessions Do I Need?
The initial diagnostic assessment will investigate and rate your current accent against your future target. This assessment protocol will identify your production of all the sounds required for the accent of English that you wish to master. The speech pathologist will record and analyse the accent features phonetically and determine the degree of variance between your current speech patterns and your overall goal. This information is then used to forecast the number of sessions required to address your communication needs. Your current accent will be rated as Mild, Moderate or Pronounced against your overall accent target.

We usually recommend 15 sessions if you want a thorough insight into speaking skills for English, 10 sessions if you want a solid insight and 5 sessions if you want to add in some basics.

7. Do I need to practice with audio samples? Does listening to the target accent help me create it?
In the early stages of training at Voice Science it is critical that a scientific method is applied to advance your learning. Listening to target sounds will not assist you in acquiring your target sounds so we do not allocate any audio material at the start of training. Home practice between your sessions will be designed with the core goal of you actively and carefully producing your target sounds. You will be instructed in the process of how to create your sound and monitor it’s accuracy as you produce it. Research shows that when a new sound is stabilised it is not beneficial for the participant to listen as it is easy to encounter a perception error. You will be more successful if you are shown how to produce a sound with the correct mechanics and actually sit and produce it rather than listen to it!

That being said, you will have access to a lot of audio samples in your Cadenza Practice Suite to keep you happy if you are the kind of person who likes listening to audio examples.

8. If I sign up for an online Accent Reduction or English Pronunciation Training Program at Voice Science, how long will it take for me to notice changes and progress in my communication?
Adjusting speech behaviours and patterns of speaking is a process. How long it takes for you to notice change in your accent or general communication depends on a few factors:

1) The degree of distance your current accent is from your final accent target (Standard Australian Accent, Neutral International Accent, General American Accent, Standard British accent).

2) Whether you create clear sounds in your first language. Some clients may present with a speech disorder or distortions in their first language. For these clients it can take more time for sounds to stabilise for their alternate languages.

3) Practice. One of the key predictors of speech change is how effectively and frequently you practice your accent and communication goals. At Voice Science, we will support you in developing a clear understanding of how to practice. This is one of our key interests for any client who commences training at Voice Science, especially since research evidence supports the impact of regular, drill based practice on speech change outcomes. We will create individual practice goals with you that are strategic.

9. How do online sessions work?
We have worked successfully online with many clients since we started business in 2013. If you are wondering how online sessions work, you should definitely read this article we have written just for you!
10. Are Practice Resources Included?
This is one of our favourite things at Voice Science- equipping our clients with incredible resources to take their goals forward. All accent program clients receive access to Cadenza- Your Personalised Pronunciation Practice Suite where you will find a massive amount of tools and tips to guide your daily practice.

Silver program clients get 5 weeks bonus access to the suite.

Gold program clients get 10 weeks bonus access to the suite.

Platinum program clients get 10 weeks bonus access to the suite.

Once your access expires you can easily move onto our monthly subscription program for $39 per month to stay connected to the suite.

11. Do You Offer Payment Plans?
Yes, we do! All programs have the option for payment plans.
12. Do You Have A Refund Policy?
Voice Science sessions are engaging, stimulating and a first-class experience for your communication. Since extensive planning and detail go into tailoring sessions for you, we do not extend any refunds on any of our services. We provide a top-tier service, if you are dissatisfied with anything we’ll work to make it right because we are committed to advocating for your communication comfort.

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