English as a Foreign Language (EFL) services
Speech-Language Pathologists also offer services
to those who do not
have disorders, but would like to improve their communication skills,
specifically when one wishes to increase his or her Standard American
English pronunciation (Accent
Group or individual training is offered to improve articulation,
intonation, and nonverbal communication skills. Additionally,
assistance with presentation style and other
professional communication skills is offered. Individual lessons
and small groups allow the teacher and student(s) to identify specific
goals of the individual and then work toward those goals in an
intensive and focused environment.
Areas typically addressed in Accent modification and EFL include
intonation, production of problematic vowels and consonants, and use of
important individual vocabulary pronunciation. These goals are
briefly at the one word level and then quickly progress to phrases,
sentences, and paragraphs.
An evaluation is necessary in order to identify strengths and areas of
concern and to set appropriate goals which guide the lesson objectives.
Services are also available for groups of younger children whose
parents would like to introduce them to the English language. Small
groups or pairs of English experiences (e.g. activities, circle time,
games) can be provided. Please contact Elizabeth for more information
Tutoring is also available to those who are learning English in school.
This can be offered on a short-term (to prepare for exams) or long-term
basis. Please contact Elizabeth for individual inquiries.