|Accent Reduction Lessons
What My Students Say:
"Charles is an amazing teacher, a wonderful person, and a great thinker. Charles is an expert at teaching pronunciation, listening to his students' specific needs and developing the appropriate training to help them overcome their weaknesses. You get a full package that will make your spoken English effective and responsive. You'll gain confidence, improve your conversational skills and discover parts of American culture that you may have otherwise missed. Each class is a fun and unique opportunity to grow your skills through a very kind and human experience. Charles, thank you, you rock!"- Anne- Lise Bighinatti
Marketing Project Manager
"As an actress, my German accent was always a big issue. I had tried a lot of speech coaches before working with Charles Becker - only Charles helped me to get better. He is the absolute best! Charles really loves his job! He always comes up with a variety of new and interesting lessons so it never got boring. He is very patient and he gives you the time you need to get something right! The greatest thing is that he motivated and inspired me, even when faced with something challenging! I left our lessons believing in myself. I think that was important for me because other people in film and T.V started to believe in me as well. I have since found an agent, booked jobs and I've been on auditions where the casting agents thought I was American- a native speaker of English! I sadly can't take his classes anymore because I've moved to L.A.. Finding a teacher as good as Charles has been impossible!"
"I hired Charles to be my speech coach after trying so many others and being disappointed. Charles taught me that losing an accent is possible by
"Charles is an excellent teacher who engaged me throughout the entire training process. His classes were fun and easy to follow. He is a very patient guy and helped me practice again and again until I got it. For example, before taking his classes, I had hard time pronouncing "l" and it affected my communication both on a personal and professional level, Charles was able to study my pronunciation, from the shape of the mouth, to the position of the tongue and correct it successfully. In addition, he has a pair of professionally trained ears that were able to distinguish very subtle sound differences which make him a perfect teacher for pronunciation and accent reduction. Charles-Thank you again for all your help!"-Cecillia Chen
Human Resources Director- KPMG
" Charles is a great teacher. He designs an individual program for every client to tackle their specific problems. Exercises are very diverse, effective and fun to do! Charles has an amazing understanding of the English language in all its aspects. His explanations are very clear. He helps you to practice until you get it. I learned how pronounce every sound correctly, and I am not afraid of the English language anymore. I recommended him to all my “accent-challenged” friends! "
- Irina _
"I have taken pronunciation classes from quite a few instructors. Charles Becker is the best. From the first lesson, I could tell that he knew what he was doing. He has an outstanding understanding of the English sound system and the movements needed. Most importantly, Charles has the ability to clearly explain to a student how to correctly produce the sounds of English.
" After the first class with Charles, I already knew that I wanted to continue learning from him. He is an outstanding instructor in many ways. He clearly explains how to pronounce each vowel, consonant and the intonation of English in order to sound American and he also finds a specific way for YOU to do it. He created exercises specifically for my needs and together we figured out what works and what doesn't. He made working on my speech a fun experience, I enjoyed going home and working on what I just learned. After only four months, I am very confident with my American accent, which is a lifesaver as an actor. Charles opened the most important door for me: to be able to play American roles and to find representation. If you want to learn how to reduce or eliminate your accent, Charles is the perfect choice. Thanks Charles for everything! !"
-Martin Schoendorfer- (Maxxie Tayson) "Before studying with Charles, I had been taking speech and accent reduction classes in a famous acting studio and privately with a couple of very well known voice teachers in New York. While my wallet got progressively thinner, all that I gained was a limited understanding of what it takes to form an American accent.
"Before studying with Charles, I had been taking speech and accent reduction classes in a famous acting studio and privately with a couple of very well known voice teachers in New York. While my wallet got progressively thinner, all that I gained was a limited understanding of what it takes to form an American accent.
"As a Columbia University doctoral student, I had to make presentations and
- Lisa Chwae
"I studied with Charles for 3 months.
I learned a lot about pronunciation from him, and my pronunciation improved a lot.
Before I met him, I didn't know the rules of English pronunciation .
His class was easy to understand,
and his pronunciation and explanations were so clear.
- Mi-kyung Kim
Charles has an in-depth understanding of English pronunciation. He clearly pointed out my problems and provided me with effective solutions to correct my accent. In addition to accent reduction, Charles also helped me to solve all my problems in English such as formal English writing, idioms and slang in American speech. With his help, I finally landed an ideal job in finance.
Charles, thanks so much. You inspired me and taught me the native way to speak English. I highly recommend Charles to anyone who wants to learn an accurate American accent and authentic American English."
- Te-Yi Chen
Graduate student, Columbia University Business School