Students can work one-to-one with professional speech consultants in private, personalized tutorial sessions throughout the semester. All of our speech consultants have professional training in speech phonetics, applied linguistics, TESOL, or a related field, and many of them teach in the top higher-education institutions in New York City.
One-to-one sessions focus on the individual needs of each student. Rather than work to eliminate your accent completely, our consultants will work with you to make your speech more intelligible and comprehensible to native English speakers. In your sessions, you will discuss various aspects of your speech such as mouth placement, muscle movement, fluency, intonation, single-sound production, and more. They will also recommend a personalized semester plan for you to stay on track and get the most out of TfCS. Students are urged to make an appointment early in the semester as a diagnostic for further, regular instruction. Though one-to-one sessions are a terrific way to improve speech clarity, true improvement comes with a steady utilization of all TfCS services.
Speech consultants can also introduce students to helpful pronunciation exercises, software programs and tutorial websites featured in the ESL Speech Lab.
One-to-one pronunciation tutorials for students are offered in 30 or 60 minute sessions, by appointment only, and can be booked up to one week in advance.
Students are allowed 60 minutes per week (Mon – Sat), and up to 60 minutes per day.