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5 Accent Errors of Spanish Speakers

One of the steps in reducing your accent is becoming aware of your problem areas. People  use the speaking patterns and style of communication from their native language when speaking in a second. This is called first language transfer. These … Continue reading

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NEW Accent Reduction Series

Our Partner Axiom Learning Solutions is  spreading the good news about our new Accent Reduction Series! Unlike multi-week classes, these workshops function singularly, so you can chose to attend one, a few, or all sessions. You don’t need to take … Continue reading

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Tri-State CACS 2016 Symposium

Are you attending the Tri-State Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) 2016 Symposium this Saturday, June 18th at Rutgers University? Come to my presentation “Polishing your Speaking Skills with Accent Reduction” and learn tips and tricks for accent reduction! Hope to … Continue reading

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SAPA 2016 Career Development Workshop

Come join our workshop! Enhancing Cultural Fluency and Becoming a Better Communicator Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Rutgers University, 675 Hoes Lane, West Piscataway, NJ 08854 This session will help students, employees, and managers communicate appropriately and deal effectively with … Continue reading

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The challenge of consonant clusters

Changed. Desks. World. Boxed. These words are tongue twisters for many English language learners, because they end in consonant clusters. What Are Consonant Clusters? In English, pronunciation goes by sounds, and not by spelling. Clusters are made of two or … Continue reading

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Accent Errors of Speakers from South East Asia

South East Asia covers many cultures and many languages. This includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others. While each are unique, they also share common threads. Speakers of South East Asian languages often share common pronunciation errors when … Continue reading

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How to pronounce the letter L

L Correctly pronouncing /l/ is very difficult for many non-native speakers. /l/ is commonly confused with/r/ or /w/. If you don’t have /l/ in your language, you will have to retrain your muscle memory.  You must focus on proper placement … Continue reading

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What Makes You Awesome? Selling Yourself in the American Workplace

The ability to “sell yourself” with confidence is a key skill for success in American culture. American culture focuses on the individual. In interviews, performance reviews, meetings and presentations, people are are expected to “sell” themselves by stressing individual, quantifiable … Continue reading

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Top 3 cultural clashes for foreign medical graduates

I just completed working with an organization whose employees interact with every foreign medical graduate who wants to become licensed in the US, the majority of whom are non-native speakers of English. Our training focused on developing the cultural competence … Continue reading

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CAL Learning partners with Axiom Learning Solutions

CAL Learning is proud to announce our partnership with Axiom Learning Solutions as their intercultural and language training provider,  within their Learning Services. We continue our commitment to serving the pharma/biotech, technology, healthcare, and other industries  in developing the language … Continue reading

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