We're excited to announce our newest online course, The Sounds of American English! Check it out, and get the special sale price as we create this course!
What Does Your Accent Mean to you?
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
-Martin Luther King Jr.
American Accent Mini-Class
Join me for a 45-minute class on American English Pronunciation and American Accent. We'll cover a topic to help you improve, share free resources and answer your questions.
Sunday, November 1st, 11:00 am PST, 2:00 pm EST
Meeting link will be emailed to you when you have purchased your ticket to class.
Cost: $4.99 (includes 1 month free access to any online course! a $4.95 value)
Register here: American Accent Mini Class, Tuesday Oct. 6 11:00 am PST 2:00 pm EST
What is Zoom Fatigue?
Have you been suffering from "zoom fatigue?" With the recent increase in working from home, combined with socializing being conducted via video calling, a new buzz word has emerged: Zoom fatigue. It describes the exhaustion that comes from participating in too many video meetings. It can result from a number of different factors, including the strain of trying to interpret meaning with reduced visual information, overstimulation from visual input, and a cognitive dissonance from signals that tell us we are communicating in person and also not.
Use the video above to help you pronounce this new phrase correctly.
Read more about Zoom Fatigue in this BBC article: www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200421-why-zoom-video-chats-are-so-exhausting
Get some tips to avoid Zoom Fatigue in this Harvard Business Review article: hbr.org/2020/04/how-to-combat-zoom-fatigue
Speech Modification on Univision
Our recent free workshop in Bellevue was featured on Univision Seattle. For more information on upcoming group classes in Bellevue, check out this post.
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