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I participated in an evaluation workshop with Polyglot Accents at my workplace, because I was aware that my accent needs to be improved. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but following the evaluation I felt confident. I would definitely recommend Polyglot Accents.
- M.F., Menlo Park
I started looking for accent modification so that I could be understood better and taken more seriously at work. I liked the webpage and the reviews. I felt Kyle was trustworthy. I researched quite a bit and checked out the different webpages for several months before decided. I felt that I choose right after the first email conversation. I feel super happy that I finally started the accent coaching. I waited for a long time, too long time, to start the training. It immediately gave results.
-L.L., Mountain View
Kyle has been coaching me for a couple months now. She gave me an initial assessment to see where my English speaking ability was. The assessment was spot on. We have been working pronunciations letter by letter. She gives homework weekly and takes feedback from the homework.
I also have mild stuttering, the taught me a few tricks and almost immediately improved my stuttering! I can finally order coffee at Starbucks now :)
-L.Y., San Jose
I just completed a series of 10 sessions with Kyle and I am delighted by the service she provided and the progress I have made.
Kyle started our engagement by a detailed assessment that she used to focus our sessions on specific elements of American English prononciation. After each session she provided a detailed written report of what we had worked one and recordings I could use to practice while commuting.
Overall, a very enjoyable and productive experience and a great value for money.
I've been impressed with the scientific and data-driven process that is tailored to my specific needs. I have seen noticeable improvements in my accent since I started lessons. Highly recommend taking these classes.
-A.S., Mountain View
Sometimes people don’t understand what I’m saying. Before seeking accent modification services, I wasn’t sure if they would work or what to expect. I interviewed three coaches; one was too busy, and one was not professional enough. I liked Polyglot Accents because Kyle was professional and seemed to care about others. I enjoy our sessions: I feel like I learn something every session, make progress, and have more confidence. I also feel hopeful that I’m communicating better with others. I found the most helpful part of services to be the evaluation, where we identified what I need to work on. I would recommend Polyglot Accents to a friend!
-S.X., Palo Alto
Kyle is a nice teacher! I took her class for two years, I learned a lot! At first, my accent was heavy, and she helped me correct my accent and improve my speaking. I also become much more confident from talking with her. Although my pronunciation and grammar were bad, she listened to me patiently. Then she told me how to pronounce the words I don't know and the words that were more appropriate to use in the sentence. The classes are worthy!!!
-C.D., San Jose
I worked with Kyle on accent corrections for 5 sessions in addition to the initial assessment. In the initial assessment, she went through the details of my background, speaking tests, conversations and returned with a very detailed report. Based on the report, she recommended 5 sessions. Over these 5 sessions, we worked on various issues of my English accents. She provides homework for me to practice after the meeting. In the class, she shares various types of practices as well.
Honestly it's hard to expect drastic changes over 5 sessions, but improvements have shown and I am also a lot more aware of the issues in my daily life outside of sessions.
-H.J., San Francisco
Kyle is the best teacher I have known since I came to the United States. She is very professional and responsible. She will assign every student the most appropriate teaching content based on the first test. She gives a summary immediately after each lesson, leaving plenty of feedback and practice. At the same time, she will also recommend me some suitable reading materials and television, which will enhance my interest in the learning process. I am an international student. Kyle's class not only made me localize pronunciation and accent but also taught me a lot of vocabulary and sentence patterns used in American English, which made me more natural in communicating with others or doing the presentation in school. Kyle was very patient with students. She would guide me to talk, like daily life or my plan, and then she will correct my mistakes in grammar or other problems so that I could imitate the way she talk, words in conversations and become more fluent and confident. Kyle always encourages me. She is gentle and humorous. Attending her class is very helpful to me and I really appreciate her.
-R.W., Santa Clara