Karen Van Hook, Ph.D.

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New Workshop for Japanese Speakers (click here to read more…)

I’m excited to announce that on October 15, 2017, I will be holding an intensive workshop on English pronunciation. Participants will learn “secrets” of English pronunciation that they have never heard from any other English teacher, including information about how English speakers use the muscles in the throat to create the voice.


Schedule a Free Consultation Now

Schedule a free half-hour meeting online or in my office. We will evaluate your pronunciation and talk about your goals. No obligation.

When is a Foreign Accent an Asset?

Some speakers of English as a foreign language want to retain aspects of their own accents, and there are good reasons for them to do so. The key is knowing when and how a foreign accent becomes an advantage.

American Accent Setting: Foundation for an excellent accent.

Some accent reduction programs focus only on correcting individual sounds. Why a more comprehensive, integrated approach gets you better results.

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