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Achieving Communication Excellence

Client Testimonials

 

“I have been searching for a highly proficient accent coach or institution. There are many online courses but I was not sure the courses until I found the Accent & Corporate English Training Classes, offered by Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center. Carrie is an excellent Speech trainer and she customized the communication training course. It was extremely well designed. I really enjoyed this Accent and Communication training and it has given me a new confidence in dealing with my work situation and my personal confidence. All things about the course were excellent and extremely helpful. I enjoyed it very much."
(MOOG Inc. Employee)
(Native Language: Korean)

“I have attended several pronunciation classes. Carrie  is the best instructor. I have been in USA for 16 years. I improved my English pronunciation under her instruction. She gave me confidence to speak and listen English.”
(New York State Licensed Medical Physicist)
(Native Language: Mandarin)

“The instructor is very professional and knowledgeable. The program is organized in a very effective way. It’s very helpful when the professional points out the mistakes you didn’t realize before.”
(University of Buffalo Graduate Student-Finance)
(Native Language: Mandarin)


“I can't tell you how wonderful these last past nine weeks have been. Although it was only nine hours of training, the contribution of your time and effort has been life-changing. Being a minister in a doctoral program for theology, with little formal training at the art of speaking, I must say I have benefited tremendously from your feedback. I think this is a part of your life calling you are a natural at proliferating as well as modifying one's natural abilities. You have made my day, and you are an exceptional person!”
All the best,
Rev. Dave

“I always have the problem to pronounce ‘th’ sound. I knew the differences between the voiced and voiceless ‘th’, but I could not pronounce them correctly. The instructor introduced a website to help us distinguish different sounds. I think it is very helpful. The instructor even asked me to look at the mirror when I said the words. She tried many ways to teach and improve our pronunciation. Very good program and very good instructor.”
(Graduate Student)
(Native Language: Mandarin)

How Does the ACE Approach Work?

Achieving Communication Excellence

Ace Approach

If you wish to be an effective and confident communicator when using the English language,  ACE Solutions can help!

Our programs address the areas of Spoken English and Listening Comprehension through improved pronunciation, clarity and confidence of speech.  We target the personal or professional goals that will help you succeed at the converational level.  

Programs are designed to increase your intelligibility when using the English language. An in-depth assessment of sound, word and sentence level abilities allows us to determine which elements of the English language you need to improve upon to make your Spoken English understandable to the listener.

At ACE, it is our belief that in order to pronounce the sounds of the English language correctly, you must FIRST be able to HEAR the sound correctly. In other words, if you are not hearing a sound or sound pattern correctly, you must train your ears before your mouth.

Researchers agree that once you can successfully identify (hear) the sound with at least 50% accuracy, you may then begin to train your mouth to correctly produce that sound.

ACE uses an auditory, visual and kinesthetic approach to English language learning.

 We know that the simple “Listen and repeat after me” approach will not result in measureable or long lasting changes to one’s speech patterns.  Our training is done with a specific result in mind. This can be a personal or professional goal-or both. Every class is aimed at meeting or exceeding those goals. We will not focus on uninteresting topics or features of the English language that are unnecessary for you to be successful.

Areas of pronunciation and comprehension are addressed systematically and efficiency using lessons and practice materials designed to promote carryover and generalization into real-world speaking situations.

Depending on your needs, your trainer will assist you with pronunciation, intonation, rate of speaking and/or voice projection. By learning the basic sounds and principles of North American English, you will have the tools needed to master even the most specialized, technical or scientific vocabulary.

To change the way you hear and speak the English language, takes hard work and dedication. Research and past comparisons have shown that clients who attend all instructional classes and practice consistently can expect to experience at least a 50% improvement in their foreign accent or regional dialect.

Such modifications cannot be done in the traditional classroom alone or by reading a textbook.

Language is interactive.

At ACE, we believe that language training sessions and language learning tools must be interactive too.