North American English Accent Training
• Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics and Italian.
• Certified in Compton PESL (Pronunciation of English as a Second Language).
• 2.5 years of experience as an Accent Reduction trainer.
o Worked with native speakers of: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mandarin, Bamileke (Cameroonian dialect).
• From 2011 to 2012 I worked with Google to transcribe the standard pronunciation of words and phrases for their speech technology department.
Experience: 3 years
Hi! My name's Stephen, and I'm here to help YOU speak clearer and more understandable English.
Do you speak English almost fluently, but find that many people still have a hard time understanding you? The problem is probably your accent, and not your grammar. I have the techniques and tools to help you "speak American."
I grew up in Upstate New York and speak standard North American English. I have also lived on Long Island, NY, Washington, D.C., Florence, Italy, Split, Croatia, and currently live in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Along with English, I speak nearly fluent Italian, limited French, and have just started learning Serbo-Croatian.
I have been working as a North American English accent trainer since September of 2012 and I love it! It gives me the opportunity to work one-on-one with many different people from around the world and help them become more confident overall through their speaking abilities.
In order to increase your speaking comprehension, I will focus on all aspects (individual sounds, stress, intonation, etc.) of your speech. We will look at documents and articles specific to your profession and daily life so that you learn only what is necessary for you!