San Diego Voice And Accent

San Diego Voice And Accent

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About this pro

Hi! I specialize in English pronunciation and accent reduction, public speaking, and professional voice coaching. My sessions are fun and interactive, and I like to use many different types of methods and modalities in my sessions so that you can learn the most during the accent course (videos, audio tracks, documents, What'sApp, Zoom, etc.). We'll collaborate together on the goals of the program, as each course is completely customized to your needs, and I offer many different accent course options that can fit any budget. 

All sessions are completed online through Zoom, and you have the option of recording each session so you can review past sessions whenever you'd like.

I know that your time is precious, so I am constantly improving my courses and materials so that I can give you the most bang for your buck! I'm very hands-on when it comes to working with clients, and I'm available to help my clients whenver they need it. 

One of the ways that I help you to achieve your speech goals is by providing you with detailed feedback on your home practice. I encourage every client to record their practice sessions (either audio or video) so we can listen to your practice together, and I can give you detailed feedback about what I hear.

I offer many different course options to fit your timeline. You can pay per session (no commitment to any number of sessions), or purchase packages of 10 sessions for a 10% discount. I offer a full speech and accent evaluation, instruction sessions, and follow-up "maintenance" sessions. 

I also offer a variety of online courses on the American accent and English pronunciation, professional voice, public speaking, and presentation skills. I invite you to check out my premium course offerings here: https://courses.sandiegovoiceandaccent.com/.

Accent reduction and public speaking/professional voice training is personally very rewarding! It's great to be able to spend my time with people from all around the world and learn about their stories. I love discussing topics that have to do with accents, pronunciation, speaking, and voice, and I love when my clients are also excited about these things! 

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San Diego, CA 92121
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9 Reviews

5.0

  • Hong Yu

    Julie provided key information on American English pronunciation. Before I attended her 4-week seminar, I thougt my pronumciation was pretty good. After the first class, I realized that there are still many things I can improve on. She provided information and feedback on how I can improve my pronunciatio skills. I liked very much her practices in the class. The information I learned in her classes helped me to hear and understand better what others are saying. And with practive, I can feel others can understand me better as well.

  • Sunit Verma

    Working with Julie was awesome! She helped customize the syllabus as per the feedback from my initial performance review which helped me focus on my weak areas such as understanding intonation, consonants, and american English pronunciation. The course gave me a jump start on becoming of a better story teller.

  • Aline Barros

    Helpful resource to improve English pronunciation, voice and speech. Helps us to speak clearly and confidently. The video exercises are quite clear and easy to follow.

  • Juan Velandia

    I recently finished a 10 sessions program with Julie and I am completely satisfied with the results. Since the first class, it was clear that she was an expert on the subject and created a safe space to practice and ask. The program is completely structured to your needs and based on an initial feedback on your English level, which is probably affected by your mother tongue. It was quite helpful to know the aspects that I needed to improve, but at the same time to be versatile enough to focus on the points you feel less confident. Julie is very organized, so you are aware beforehand of how the class will be, together with feedback of your assignments. I totally recommend Julie if you are looking for a coach that helps you improve those details of your accent that limit your communication or make you feel less confident. My best piece of advice is take the leap to reach your English goals!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Clients can contact me by phone, text, email, or my website. If they have additional questions, we can schedule a free 30-minute Zoom consultation to talk about their concerns, and I can give them more information about my accent/voice course. 

My contact information is here:

Phone: 530-713-3211

email: [email protected]

website: https://sandiegovoiceandaccent.com/

Schedule a free New Client Consultation here: https://go.oncehub.com/SanDiegoVoiceAndAccent


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm a licensed speech-language pathologist (licensed in California), and I've been providing accent reduction and public speaking/professional voice coaching since 2007. I'm the owner and president of San Diego Voice and Accent, a company that specializes in accent reduction, English pronunciation, and public speaking/professional voice coaching.

I've completed specialized training in accent reduction and English pronunciation. I'm a certified Compton PESL instructor (Pronouncing English as a Second Language), and a Preferred Trainer by LDS & Associates (a leading accent reduction training company based in Southern California). 

I also serve on the executive board of CORSPAN (the Corporate Speech-Pathology Network) as the president elect. CORSPAN is an international organization of speech-language pathologists who specialize in communication assessment and training for businesses and professionals.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Comprehensive Speech and Accent Evaluation (optional): $200. The evaluation measures all areas of speech and pronunciation, including pronunciation of the American English vowels/consonants, syllable and word stress, sentence level stress, intonation patterns, grammar and vocabulary, conversational English skills, and voice projection.

60-minute instruction sessions: $150 per hour, with the option of a 10% discount on packages of 10 sessions. You can learn more about what is included in my customized training courses here: https://sandiegovoiceandaccent.com/pricing.


How did you get started teaching?

I lived in Prague, Czech Republic from 2007-2008 and Switzerland in 2008 and 2009, and while I lived there I worked as an English teacher. I absolutely loved my experiences teaching and living abroad, and I wanted to find a way to do something similar once I returned to the United States. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with clients from all over the world - France, China, Spain, Mexico, India, Brazil, Vietnam, Japan, Ukraine (and more) - and they have been from all walks of life: from engineers, scientists in the pharmaceutical industry, physicians, politicians, and university students, to stay-at-home parents who wanted to improve their communication with their children's teacher.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Try to make your goals specific, if you can. Rather than saying, "I want to improve my American accent" or "I want to sound clear when I speak", try to think of something more specific, like: "I want to improve my pronunciation of the medical vocabulary that I use when I give presentations" or "I want my voice to sound more confident when I speak on the phone to my colleagues". 

Start making a list of the words and phrases that are the most challenging for you to pronounce, and you can use them in your accent course.

If you find that you speak better in one environment versus another - like maybe your voice sounds fine when you speak with your friends, but when you speak to your boss your voice starts to shake - write this down so you can track how your speech and voice change throughout the day.


Lessons offered

Accent Reduction Classes Specialized Language Training Speaking Voice Training Public Speaking Classes Speaking Coaches