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Clarity • Confidence • Eloquence

Anlaşılırlık വ്യക്തത Sự rõ ràng 明瞭さ Wyrazistość وضوح ясность Claridad 条理清晰 Chiarezza מובן
ясность Claridad 条理清晰 Chiarezza מובן Anlaşılırlık വ്യക്തത Sự rõ ràng 明瞭さ Wyrazistość وضوح
Chiarezza מובן 明瞭さ Wyrazistość وضوح ясность Claridad 条理清晰 Anlaşılırlık വ്യക്തത Sự rõ ràng
Wyrazistość وضوح ясность Claridad 条理清晰 Chiarezza מובן Anlaşılırlık വ്യക്തത Sự rõ ràng 明瞭さ
ആത്മവിശ്വാസം Sự tự tin 自信 Pewność siebie خودباوری уверенность Seguridad en si mismo 自信 Sicurezza בטחון עצמי Özgüven
Seguridad en si mismo 自信 Sicurezza בטחון עצמי Özgüven ആത്മവിശ്വാസം Sự tự tin 自信 Pewność siebie خودباوری уверенность
בטחון עצמי Özgüven ആത്മവിശ്വാസം Sự tự tin 自信 Pewność siebie خودباوری уверенность Seguridad en si mismo 自信 Sicurezza
خودباوری уверенность Seguridad en si mismo 自信 Sicurezza בטחון עצמי Özgüven ആത്മവിശ്വാസം Sự tự tin 自信 Pewność siebie
Sự khéo léo 雄弁さ Elokwencja شیوایی بیان техника речи Elocuencia 口才 Eloquenza רהוט Anlatım gücü വാഗ്‌ചാതുര്യം
口才 Eloquenza רהוט Anlatım gücü വാഗ്‌ചാതുര്യം Sự khéo léo 雄弁さ Elokwencja شیوایی بیان техника речи Elocuencia
Anlatım gücü വാഗ്‌ചാതുര്യം Sự khéo léo 雄弁さ Elokwencja شیوایی بیان техника речи Elocuencia 口才 Eloquenza רהוט
техника речи Elocuencia 口才 Eloquenza רהוט Anlatım gücü വാഗ്‌ചാതുര്യം Sự khéo léo 雄弁さ Elokwencja شیوایی بیان
Anlaşılırlık വ്യക്തത Sự rõ ràng 明瞭さ Wyrazistość وضوح ясность Claridad 条理清晰 Chiarezza מובן
ആത്മവിശ്വാസം Sự tự tin 自信 Pewność siebie خودباوری уверенность Seguridad en si mismo 自信 Sicurezza בטחון עצמי Özgüven
Sự khéo léo 雄弁さ Elokwencja شیوایی بیان техника речи Elocuencia 口才 Eloquenza רהוט Anlatım gücü വാഗ്‌ചാതുര്യം

Clarity

Confidence

Eloquence

We have been offering flexible and dynamic one-on-one communication and accent training in Melbourne since 2002. Our breadth of experience is unmatched in Australia. (Overview of services)

Our clients appreciate our knowledge of language systems, serious accent modification and real-life spoken English communication, and our friendly, honest, no-nonsense approach. (Our clients' reviews)

Covid-19 pandemic: Face-to-face training has been suspended again until (approx) late September

 

Our essential advantage is that we can help you with one issue, or across many areas, including elocution lessons or other communication skills for better English as a first- or second-language speaker.

Enhance your language skills and build confidence, knowing that people will understand you better and will listen to what you have to say.

Let us be your language mentor.

New from July 2020: We've developed a unique online accent reduction course to help your English if you live outside Melbourne.

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We are the experts

No hype. No nonsense. Fact.
Dr Duncan Markham
Dr Duncan Markham
  • 10 years studying linguistics and phonetics
  • 11 years doing academic research in phonetics and language learning
  • 6 years teaching university linguistics and phonetics
  • 3 years providing forensic phonetic analysis to police/law
  • 5 years doing translation and editing
  • 4 years helping young international graduates do better in job interviews
  • 18 years providing one-on-one communication training
 
Dr Debbie Loakes
Dr Debbie Loakes
Dr Debbie Loakes
Dr Debbie Loakes
  • 7 years studying linguistics and phonetics
  • 17 years doing academic research in phonetics and Australian English
  • 12 years teaching university linguistics and phonetics
  • 5 years providing forensic phonetic analysis to police/law
  • 4 years helping young international graduates do better in job interviews
  • 11 years providing one-on-one communication training
  • Secretary of the Australian Speech Science and Technology Association

Our philosophy

Honesty, fairness, skill
Honest advice, expert guidance, warm encouragement, realistic feedback. And a few laughs.
 
We try to keep our fees at or below market average, so more people can get our help.
 
We use our specialist skills to help make people's lives better. Better communication. Greater confidence.

Communication is complex. We have the full perspective.

Effective training

One-on-one. Face-to-face. Intense.
Relevant, continuous assessment and feedback. Training is adapted to your progress, strengths, and weaknesses.
 
Our training materials have all been developed by us for you. (No cut-and-paste from textbooks and websites.)
 
We're focused on serious outcomes. From Day One. For you.

Advanced accent reduction

From the first time we meet, you will:
Fix accent problems that have been annoying you
 
Help people understand you the first time you say something
 
Start making accent changes in real conversation

Australian English dialect

When feeling “local” matters...
Learn how to speak with an Australian English accent
 
Understand different styles of local English more easily
 
Use up-to-date characteristics of Australian English

Communicating insincerely: “We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Elocution and language

Communicate clearly and confidently in any context
Improve fluency and confidence when speaking with others
 
Understand and build good conversation skills
 
Broaden your vocabulary and choose better words

Specialised communication

Interactions, answers, jargon, terminology...
From app to xerophthalmia... Occupation-related pronunciation correction
 
Job interview and oral exam preparation
 
Pronouncing foreign words, professional communication, and more...

Dishonest messaging: “We encourage you to seek external development opportunities.”

Medical communication

Doctor-patient interactions or the torment of OSCEs?
Smoothing out accent issues that cause confusion at critical moments
 
Unique skills in assisting medical professionals to pronounce complex technical vocabulary
 
Correct articulation of crucial messages for different audiences

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