What we're about

Hi! I'm a speech/voice and communications trainer here in NYC. This meetup is for people who want to improve their English speaking skills-- for their jobs, for their personal lives, for themselves. All are welcome.

Each meetup will focus on a different topic, based on what members tell me they want greater understanding or more practice in. The topics will be geared for people who speak English as a second language, but many of the classes will address issues related to all speaking. Issues such as mastering a sound--like [r] may be covered, or gaining greater understanding and practice with American English intonation... or advice and practice for communicating more effectively in meetings, or issues related to public speaking, or making better small talk... YOU tell me what you want to work on, and I will plan and curate the class.

It is a welcoming, no-pressure environment where you can experiment sounding new ways, gain valuable feedback, practice with real people--real nice people, too;), and gain greater confidence in your communication skills.

I try to make the classes accessible to everyone. Most are free; for some, there is a small charge. I also offer reduced price group classes for people who are really serious about improving their English communication skills. Workshops for groups and companies, as well as 1:1 programs are also available; reach out to me to learn more about those!

I am ALWAYS open to hear your suggestions for a meetup topic, so... let me hear them!:)

Look forward to meeting you!


If you want to receive my newsletter that includes information on new classes and workshops--free or reduced price, helpful tips on improving your communication skills, and my take on various speech/voice/language issues, sign up at: https://www.accentjweinman.com/contact/ The newsletter and my website provide much more information than the meetup site.


Also, if you'd like to connect online, you can find me here: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/judith-weinman-2625ab5b/) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/accentonspeech). I'm also on Instagram and Twitter...

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Group Class Starting September 9th!

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*This class has a fee. After reading the description below, please contact me, if you're interested! I will get right back to you.


Looking for a breakthrough in your English fluency and greater confidence with communication, in general?

Feel like you're stagnating a bit? This is a great opportunity to invest in yourself, professionally and personally.

Having excellent communication skills is imperative when competing in a tough economy. Why waste time being a lesser version of yourself, when you have the capacity to change it?

I'll help you address the subtle or not so subtle issues that may be keeping you back or preventing you from going after and getting what you want and deserve. It's an accent, yes, but there's more to it...

This class is for speakers of English as second language who wish to:

Address speech sound, intonation and mindset issues that can transform your speech

Experience a greater comfort and freedom in speaking English

Increase confidence in both social and professional speech settings

Limited to four or five people.

Classes will meet 8 times (Tuesdays and Thursdays, once or twice a week**) 9/9, 9/14, 9/21, 9/23, 9/30, 10/5, 10/7, 10/14.

8 90-minute sessions (12 hours) 6:15-7:45 pm EST. **Note: If you need to miss a class--don't worry! I will record it and send it to you right after the class has ended. I'll also send you the exercises and provide feedback on your practice recordings for the skills addressed during that session. Any notes or other recordings will also be provided. Also, with such a small group, re-scheduling of sessions is possible!

Classes will take place online, via Zoom meeting.

Group classes address the sounds and issues that are most relevant to the participants in the group. Consonant, vowel, and stress and intonation issues are a part of every group class. Included:

--Audio and print materials, as well as personalized MP3s that address each group member's difficult sounds, issues, and words.
--Weekly feedback (between sessions) to make sure you are on the right track.
--An opportunity to practice new skills through engaging activities, like reading aloud, conversation, and role play.
--An opportunity to interact and practice with real human beings, which is what you want!
--A supportive environment that encourages your individual growth and self-development.
--An improved sense of confidence in your speaking abilities after completion!
--You can't predict all the ways that your life may improve when you have greater understanding, control, and joy in your self-expression.

The fee for the class is $920 or $820 if you register before August 16.

**Prior to the class beginning, each participant will take a free screener, which will provide me with your basic speech patterns, needs and goals for the class. You may also opt to take a more in-depth evaluation, which there is a fee for, but may prove very beneficial to you. An initial consultation session is the first step... So, what are you waiting for?


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