You want to improve how you sound and communicate confidently in English.
I can help.
When you work with me, we'll focus on the real-life, native-level communication skills you really need to connect in conversations in English.
We'll work on key communication strategies and professional language so that you can express your ideas and opinions more effectively and interact confidently with native speakers.
We'll also fine-tune your accent, improve your intonation, and work on stress, rhythm, and connected speech so that you speak more clearly and are more easily understood.
Want to reduce your accent and improve how you sound when speaking?
Work with me to improve your pronunciation, stress, and intonation so that your message is clearly understood. Learn how to use your voice and breath to convey your meaning and create the natural rhythm of spoken English.
If you want to know exactly what you should do to improve your pronunciation and reduce your accent, I can guide you.
You'll record a short video of yourself responding to conversation questions I provide.
I'll send you a video assessment with specific steps you can take immediately to speak more clearly and sound more natural.
To speak English clearly and effectively, you need to understand how to consistently stress words.
In this self-guided 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 less choppy and more fluid and your meaning is completely clear.
In this program, you'll discover the conversational uses of 30 common words, phrases, and expressions.
You’ll learn key intonation patterns in English and how to stress words and change your tone.
You’ll find out how how to control your intonation to express different emotions and attitudes so that native English speakers understand your meaning.
Want clear guidance on how to communicate more like a native speaker?
Learn core communication skills and understand the flow of conversations in English, including how to make small talk in a variety of situations.
Then go deeper and find out how to participate actively and contribute even more to the conversation.
You’ll learn the culture behind communication techniques as well as the language and intonation you need to express yourself more like a native English speaker.
I want personalized guidance and coaching. How can I get your feedback?
If you'd like to work one-on-one with me, consider these options:
- Send me an audio or video recording and get an accent assessment.
- Consider joining the Stress Simplified program and getting my feedback through voice recording. Learn more here.
- I offer one-to-one coaching for highly motivated people who want to transform how they sound more quickly. Contact me with your request.
What People Are Saying
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)
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)
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!
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'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.
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)
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!
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.
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!