Rita Haber M.S. CCC-SLP, C-PESL
Contact: 217-979-1707 or email [email protected]
I am a nationally board certified speech language pathologist and I am also a certified pronouncing english as a second language provider. I received my master’s of Speech Pathology from Midwestern University and my bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My degree in speech pathology provides me with the technical skills relevant to understanding the anatomical production of sounds and the application of that knowledge to help clients achieve more natural sounding English. I have a keen ear for differences in pronunciation and ability to explain those differences as I have learned multiple foreign languages myself. I believe accent modification is the final key to perfecting an individual’s mastery of their second language, a powerful skill that is rarely addressed in any language courses.
I love helping people find more confidence in their personal and professional lives as they increase their English language abilities. From teaching ESL, to assisting individuals in perfecting their American English accent, I am here to help with whatever your needs are! I speak Spanish, French, and Portuguese too, for native language assistance.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
For Accent-Modification: Ask about goals, then have client complete english pronunication screening
For English-learners: ask about goals, then start with conversational practice or target grammatical explanation
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
-Compton P-ESL certified instructor
-Master of speech-language pathology
-Experience with teaching ESL online through open-english