American

Accent Coach

Improve your accent and speak with 
confidence!

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What do I teach?


I provide ESL & pronunciation training for all levels.

  • ESL Services: Reading, writing, grammar, listening, public speaking, conversation and cultural competence

  • Pronunciation / accent reduction training for non-native English speakers who would like to speak English more clearly & excel in their careers

  • English for specific careers:  Individualized ESL programs for law, business or other purposes

  • Individualized Testing:  Pronunciation, speaking, grammar, & writing evaluation to customize your lessons
     

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Live instruction teaches you exactly what you need to know and  provides you with instant feedback.

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Online courses offer an effective and efficient way for cost conscious students to improve upon their skills.

Introduction to Smooth English  

Introduction to Smooth English  

At Smooth English, you will receive...

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At Smooth English, you will receive...

Complete American pronunciation coaching

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Specific sound articulation
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Word stress rules
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Rhythm and flow 
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Intonation and sentence stress
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Speech delivery habits, breath support and resonance

Convenient online or 
in-person training options

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Save time by learning from your home or office.
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Meet Sheila at your office, a coffee shop or your local library.
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Schedule lessons before work, during your breaks, over lunch, or anytime that's convenient for you.
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Choose 30-60 minute lessons on Zoom, as often as you'd like.

A knowledgeable Trainer

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Native speaker of American English from the accent-neutral Midwest
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20 years of experience teaching accent reduction in industry and ESL schools
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Master's degree in teaching ESL from the University of Illinois
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Background in business, law, theater, singing & public speaking


Organized Learning Materials

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Personalized textbook recommendations to suit your needs
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Instructor-made course supplements, including audio recordings, videos and apps
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Customized supplements, as needed
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Online self-learning courses

Commitment Flexibility

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Pay per lesson.
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Pay for a package at a discounted price.

Group Lessons / Seminars

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Group lessons available 
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1-2 hour accent reduction workshops
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Diction seminars for acting groups.  

Reviews

I have been taking accent reduction and grammar lessons with Sheila for over a year. Sheila is a fantastic teacher. She has a methodical teaching curriculum and techniques to lead me through the lessons. She is very knowledgeable about  English grammar and pronunciation rules and is able to apply the knowledge in our lessons. She is patient, professional, and always on time.  We have had  lessons in person and on skype.  Because meeting on Skype is more convenient, we did most of our lessons using skype.

    
Laoda Y.


Mountain View, CA

Contact me & 
Let's get started!

Email   sheila@smooth-english.com
Phone number   408-674-0584

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