Who we are
SpeakEasy! PROnunciation at Conversation Café LLC, is your partner for effective communication in the global town hall. A best practices source for elective, instructor-led professional development in accent management training. Ideal for professionals with a high degree of fluency in English and a mild to a profound difference in their American accent, making it difficult for listeners to understand them consistently. SpeakEasy! is dedicated to building cultural relationships by removing accent communication barriers in scientific, business, military/government, medical, legal, academic, or social exchanges for maximum benefits of bilingual and multilingual talents.
We empower linguistically talented ELL professionals & their employers, replacing accent barriers to enable the pivot to a clear American accent for:
★recruitment worldwide, broadening perspectives in new markets & collaboration of innovative ideas
★retention in job positions
★advancement of job performance for a career path growth
★Accent Modification We deliver an extensive depth of elective assessment & training, focusing on the most urgent problems impacting pronunciation. My core competency is over 35 years of curating strategic combinations of evidence-based pronunciation training methods, aligned with the Learner’s needs. All trainers are M.A. educated standard American English speakers. Best practices accelerate the learning of concepts that support a learner’s shift in awareness & consciousness to unique speech sound differences, the path to sustained speech change.
SpeakEasy! virtual program is technologically robust for engagement & customizable. We are proud to meet the benchmarks as sam.gov verified as a DoD contractor. The Discover 7 course includes:
★A pre-course, Personal Speech Analysis & 90-min consultation completed by me, Cindy Jansen MA CCC-SLP, and post-course evidencing measurable change and gains further insight.
★Learner engages in +40 hrs of direct service & +80 hrs of guided practice in a 3-month term.
★A total of 6, 60 min 1:1 consultations in the virtual PROnunciation Café.
★SpeakEasy! Academy, on-demand modules for guided independent study & Group Engagement. Accessible by computer & App
★Trainers monitor recorded practice & reply with audible coaching e-mails.