SPEECH ACTIVE TRAINING FOR YOUR STAFF

English PRONUNCIATION TRAINING FOR YOUR STAFF

Information for EMPLOYERS & TRAINING ORGANISATIONS

Do you have staff who would benefit from speaking English more clearly? English pronunciation is a very difficult area for many people from non-English speaking backgrounds. Difficulties with being easily understood can negatively affect performance and confidence. 

If you are wondering how to support your valued employee with speaking clearer English we can help you. We would be delighted to assist your staff member with improving their clarity in English and speaking confidence. 

Speech Active is the chosen provider of English Pronunciation training for global and local brands and services companies and leading Australian Universities.

We offer professionals a unique combination of online and phone training. This provides flexibility and the right level of support to keep your staff member progressing, motivated and achieving. 

We have worked with groups of 1 – 45 from companies and groups of over 300 International students. Our training can be provided to anywhere in the world.  Your staff can log in anytime to complete their online lessons and we offer flexible hours for phone sessions to allow for the time differences. 

Our courses have been created especially for busy professionals. A combination of video and audio training, that is accessible on any computer or hand held device makes training easy to access so they can dip in and dip out of their training around their busy schedules.

Some employers like to be kept in the loop with their employees training and progress. We can provide regular updates and reporting as required. 

What makes our English Pronunciation Training for Professionals so unique?

o    training is tailored to the language background of your staff member
o    combination of online video, audio training and phone / skype training
o    extensive practice with casual and professional conversations for the English speaking workplace 
o    detailed audio and written feedback for English Pronunciation Assessments
o    weekly emails to check in with your staff member and keep them on track
o    an active discussion forum for answering questions and sharing tips and resources 

 With over 15 years of experience, our staff approach work with a high level of care and a high regard for privacy and professionalism. 

Speech Active Courses are a fantastic addition to the professional development options you offer your team. Adding Speech Active courses to a suite of PD options to your staff means that staff can opt in to the course when they feel they are ready and motivated to work on this area. Many of our clients prefer their study for English improvement to be kept confidential. Our program allows them to study in the privacy of their own home.  

Our clients have generally put a lot of time and effort into developing their English skills. They are frustrated by problems with pronunciation and generally they welcome support to improve this area. 

 Before offering English Pronunciation Training to your staff members, we recommend you read our article on How to Raise The Topic of English Pronunciation Training with Staff. 

A Speech Active Course will help your staff member: 

o    improve their English Pronunciation skills 
o    communicate more clearly at work with colleagues, clients, patients  
o    improve listening skills, conversation skills & expression 
o    speak with greater confidence 

Issues with confidence can mean a staff member holds back from contributing to group discussions. It can mean they opt for emails when a phone call or face to face discussion would be more appropriate. Supporting a staff member with improving their speech clarity can be a life changing thing to do. After all, the way we speak affects every interaction we have. 

Clear communication is critical in all parts of business and essential services. Effective spoken communication has significant financial benefits and in all workplaces, and for some such as civil engineering and medical professionals- safety benefits as well. We have extensive experience assisting doctors, nurses, IT professionals, engineers and people working in the business and finance industry. 

Our courses provide the structure that professionals need. Many professionals want to improve pronunciation and spoken English skills but they don’t know where to start. Our courses help professionals speak clear English and they focus on developing clear pronunciation of vowels and consonants, word stress and emphasis, sentence stress, rate of speaking, volume, general mouth position, use and pronunciation of past tense endings and other key areas affecting clarity. Each course is different because speakers from different backgrounds have different training needs.

Our courses do not teach a specific accent. The focus of our training is on speaking clear English, regardless of accent. Accents are a wonderful part of someone’s identity. We do not working to reduce or eliminate someone’s accent. A person can have a strong accent and still be clear to listeners. Only some parts of accent and speech affect how clear you are to listeners and this is what we focus on.  Our focus is on changing the required parts of a persons pronunciation to ensure their message is clear and easily received by listeners.

It is our belief that terms like ‘accent reduction training’ and ‘accent modification training’ should not be used. Let’s shift the focus away from accent and focus only on what’s require for clear English that is easily understood by listeners. For more on this please read our article on How to Raise The Topic of English Pronunciation Training with Staff.  

While working to developing pronunciation skills, our students also develop listening skills, their understanding of English idioms and expressions that are commonly used in the workplace and conversational English too. Lessons are themed on such areas as English for Networking, English for Meetings, English for Interviews, English for conference calls and phone calls and small talk and more. 

We have been providing online pronunciation services to small, medium and large businesses for the last 15 years. Our training has helped staff achieve substantial career and personal gains – as well as leading to much happier job satisfaction.

Please Get In Touch for More on our English Pronunciation Training for Professionals / Staff 

Please call us to discuss the needs of your staff member. 

Call Georgie on 0411 295 828 or email at: [email protected]

You Can Enrol Your Staff Online Today

If you are ready to enrol your staff you can enrol them right now with a credit card or paypal account. To enrol your staff member/s in our Business Package click here and select the “Speech Active Business” Option at the bottom of the page. You will need to know their first language (ie the language that they grew up speaking at home). The details entered at the check out will be the card holder details. 
After enrolling your staff member/s, please email us at [email protected] with their first name, last name, email address and best contact phone number.  

 See These Comments on English Pronunciation Training from Professionals 

These comments from previous clients give you an idea of how the course helped them with their English pronunciation and confidence. 

This is the best online course I’ve ever completed. I wish I knew about this course few years ago. Your resources are practical, easy to understand and practice. I believe your carefully chosen practices topics are really relevant for job seekers and some one new to Australian business environment. Thank you very much for your support throughout the course.

Wahida R, Bengali speaker
State Government
Sydney Australia.

I feel this course is a stepping stone for a successful future; it built my confidence in speaking English. It was very helpful, now I feel so happy when I speak english with good rate, I use to speak english very fast and never paid attention to the rate or syllable stress. This course build confedence and help students in making functional relationship with their friends.

Rasmieh A
Engineer
Arabic Speaker

had problems with my pronunciation almost of the time and I don’t know how to fix it. I found myself have no confidence when speaking English. This course gives me ideas how to speak English correctly and pointed out my weakness in speaking English. The lessons cover every skill I need to practice. Now, I’m more confident with sounds that I make. My English pronunciation is getting better every week by learning from this course and now I can speak English with more confident as I ever had!

Kamonwan K.
Thai speaker,
Sydney Australia.

I think I’m a “real nurse” now as I can better communicate with my patients and also enjoy all the fun at work, thank you very much!

Matthias, French speaker, Melbourne, Australia

I find this course a great milestone in my career that helped me in building a clear path to speak like a native English Speaker. This helped me in my professional field as well as everyday communication. I recommend every non-native speakers give this course a try and utilise the benefit for the rest of life.

Tanjeeb H, Bengali speaker, uni student. Sydney, Australia.

My advice as a career manager is, “Never underestimate the power of your speech”. What you say and how you articulate it can be the difference between winning and losing. If you are looking to improve your speech to a higher standard, I recommend THIS COURSE.”

Shelia Allen, Noted Careers.  

 

We are easily able to tailor group training programs for organisations. We have worked with global, engineering, finance, tech and manufacturing companies to help staff achieve better spoken English. To find out more please contact Georgie on +61 411 295 828 or at [email protected] or use our chat widget or form below.

Here are some of the great features that will help your staff learn.

o   Fully tailored course based on the language background of the client
o   Highest quality videos and audio files 
o   Interactive quizzes & exercises 
o   Progress check recording tools in every module
o   Assessment report & audio feedback from a Speech Active Speech Pathologist 
o   Phone and Skype training  
o   Interesting, relevant & essential content for every English speaking workplace
o   Weekly progress reminders

In our humble opinion – our courses are the most effective on the planet. Here are some of the great features that will help your staff learn.

o   Fully tailored course based on the language background of the client
o   Highest quality videos and audio files 
o   Interactive quizzes & exercises 
o   Progress check recording tools in every module
o   Assessment report & audio feedback from a Speech Active Speech Pathologist 
o   Phone and Skype training  
o   Interesting, relevant & essential content for every English speaking workplace
o   Weekly progress reminders

HOW TO GET STARTED NOW:

To enrol your staff member in our Business Package click below and choose the “Speech Active Business” Option at the bottom of the page. You will need to know their first language. 
The details entered at the check out will be the card holder details. 
After enrolling your staff member, please email us with their first name, last name, email address and best contact phone number.