Want to find your voice in English and improve how you sound?
Let's improve your stress and intonation so that your message is clearly understood. You'll learn how to use your voice and breath to communicate your meaning and create the natural rhythm, melody, and music of spoken English.
To speak English clearly and effectively, you need to understand how to consistently stress words.
In this step-by-step program, you'll learn how to control your pitch, vary your volume, and lengthen key syllables.
You'll find out how to emphasize the right words so that you sound more natural and fluid and your meaning is completely clear.
In the Intonation Clinic, you'll learn how to create the melody and music of English with your voice.
Through detailed videos and tons of practice exercises, you'll start expressing the right emotions, attitude, and meaning through your tone of voice.
You'll sound more interesting, more engaging, and more expressive when you speak.
Want to join both Stress Simplified and Intonation Clinic? Consider the Intentional English Intensive bundle.
You'll get immediate access to both stress and intonation programs at a special price.
As a bonus, you'll also get 30 Days of Intonation, which is currently only available inside this bundle.
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What People Are Saying About Working With Me
After working with you, I feel more confident interacting with people. I feel more welcoming than I was before. I feel more confident with my intonation. I can now use my English to get into a deeper conversation, but I wasn’t able to do that before because I was constantly worried about my accent and my intonation. I’m not a perfectionist anymore, once I got rid of the idea of being a perfectionist, I’m actually one step closer to being more perfect.
-Nikki, Japan (living in the US)
Stress Simplified is exactly what I was looking for. It shows in detail how to apply stress in different situations (word, sentence, thought groups, etc). If, during the course, you have some questions or suggestions, you may contact Kim (via email or chat) and she replies carefully. I really recommend this course, especially to people that speak syllable-timed languages and want to be better understood when speaking English... and who have contact (in person or via phone) with Americans and/or other foreigners frequently, especially in the work environment.
Before taking Intonation Clinic, I was virtually tone-deaf. I never had the opportunity to examine the intonation aspect of speech at such a nuanced level. But now I'm able to spot these patterns whenever I listen to American English and that's something I didn't notice before. With this program, my ability to identify and develop pitch variation in speech has improved enormously.
Intonation is that final piece of the accent puzzle that will help any ESL student to put together a more engaging and responsive voice, and Intonation Clinic is that missing link that will help you connect your emotions to your voice.
Students who have already mastered the essentials and wish to work on the musical aspect of American English will find this resource indispensable. I don't think there's any comprehensive course in the market like this one that deals with intonation in such depth. I would highly endorse Intonation Clinic to anyone serious about advancing their fluency to the next level.
I'm so glad I took this language assessment! First of all, I'd like to congratulate you for the way you conduct your channel. You're so charismatic, informative, and devoted! Second, I am very impressed with the thoroughness and expertise you demonstrated in the accent assessment video and written response. I've been following your suggestions ever since and I've already seen improvements. Finally, not only you gave me invaluable suggestions and info to improve my speaking, but you also boosted my overall confidence.
-Toni, Brazil (living in the US)
Having lived in the United States for 10 years, I thought I had a fairly good accent already. I was blown away by the meticulous detail Kim has provided through the video assessment, along with the helpful articles. With just one assessment, I found out some of the biggest pronunciation mistakes I kept on making for years, and fixed them already!
She even pointed out that I had "Californian" intonation, and taught me how to improve that into more "standard" American English. Looking at how Kim moved her lips and tongue in the video was very helpful as well, since I could exactly see how to change my way of making these sounds. This was the best money I've spent in the last couple of months!
-Sung, South Korea (living in the US)
I love that you perfectly understand the details of non-native speakers' concerns (especially frustrations) about speaking English in the native speakers' way. Your approach to coaching as I see in your videos stands out from the rest. Thank you for your interest in helping out people like me. You sure are a great find in a sea of resources.
I came to lessons with you with clear goals, but through the course of working with you, I diagnosed and got to the root of my problems. I’ve learned that small nuances make a big impact on how people perceive, or receive, my message and that key messages are more important than sounding perfect. What I needed wasn’t perfection, but communication.
-Min Jeong, South Korea (living in the US)
In my humble opinion you are awesome... you didn't just provide us with the combination of words which we have to use... but you provide us also with the emotional part... with feelings... what to say in which occasion... that's absolutely fantastic for me!
Thank you for sending the assessment, it is very helpful. The concrete suggestions on what to change and what to change to was exactly I was looking for. Now I know what to practice on and where to start from.
-Raj, India (living in the US)
I'd love to share my thoughts of working with you! I see with instant clarity that helping people to communicate in natural English is definitely one of your greatest missions! Watching your videos, talking to your personally I always feel you are absolutely on “your place” on this planet! Your considerable experience in teaching English in various ways, living abroad, openness to the world and tolerance have lead you to your own style of work – efficient online coaching.
Being a non-native speaker English teacher I am so much happy to have you as a colleague! It's really fabulous that having provided my clients with the basic language skills I can offer them to gain and enrich conversational English directly with you! To my mind it's a reasonable solution of investing their time, money and energy! Besides I am excited to recommend you to anyone who needs professional and comfortable assistance in developing English and might be reading this message.
At this moment I'm studying for a degree in English, but unfortunately I don't feel like I'm learning enough to efficiently communicate in English. That is why I always look for more options on the internet to improve my speaking; and fortunately, I found you. I really thank you for allowing me to take your lessons, it means a lot to me. I feel that I've improved a lot in just a few weeks.
-Eveling, Nicaragua (living in Mexico)
I've been making use of the tips you shared in your 5 days videos and let me tell you they've brought AMAZING results to the way I sound when speaking in English. I always keep them in mind, but more importantly, adding them to my spoken English.
Since the beginning of my career (25 years ago), the English language has opened doors [for me] and it still does... but I only learnt the real meaning of "fluent English" by watching your videos!!! All your tips to sound more natural as a native English speaker are guiding to a new world and level of communication... I thank you a lot!! I'm fifty years old nowadays and just now I can say I'm really learning English!
Kim is a great coach and an amazing person. We worked together to improve my English so I could easily communicate with my grad school classmates and new friends in the US. It was very important to me to speak more naturally about business and just random topics and Kim helped me with that. I have to say that Kim’s creative approach to teaching and always positive attitude made a huge difference.
I became a really fluent speaker of English and it wasn't a problem anymore to keep the conversation going. Working with Kim gave me confidence and definitely improved the quality of my life in the US. As a professional and recent graduate I had to attend many workshops, networking events, and interviews, and I used a bunch of ice-breaking techniques and small talk topics from our classes. Thank you so much, Kim, you’re doing a great thing, your help is priceless.
-Lana, Russia (living in the US)
I believe that it would be almost impossible for me to improve my speaking English without your help! It is so surprising that we were able to refine my speaking despite the fact that we had had only two weeks! My goal was to pass the IELTS with an overall score no less than 6.5, which is a key requirement for applying to Master’s degree in most European universities. I had a lot of troubles “speeding up” my speech and extending vocabulary. Fortunately, I was referred to you, a marvelous speaking trainer, and you were not afraid to help me, despite the fact that we had only two weeks before the exam date! Thanks to you, I managed to improve my “Speaking” score from 6.0 to 7.0!
I have just come back from Ireland. I have been there for a week, with another teacher with 22 fifteen-year-old students from my school, in a linguistic immersion programme. It's been an awesome experience. I have been living with an Irish family, and we have been talking for hours! I'm telling you about this experience, because I think I have fitted in really well, and I realised that your advise, your lessons, have been so helpful for me! Thanks very much. I really appreciate everything you teach us...It really works for me.
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