Accents can be beautiful and your own personal identity; however, when the accent is so strong that you are not understood, you have a problem with pronunciation. I can help you become understood while retaining your mother tongue identity.
The short term visitor is usually here under 1 year and needs specific language for functioning. The language of getting around, reading a menu, finding food, money, hotel/housing, help, etc… Some people need specific language that pertains to WHY they are here, such as understanding the Mayo clinic signs to get to appointments on time. The language to make communication repairs, explain problems, and understand the answers, are common language needs for a short-term visitor.
Similar to the Short-term visitor, newcomers need practical, functional language, NOW. However, a newcomer often arrive with NO English. How do you choose what to learn first when you need everything? You get help! As I learn about you, I can help prioritize vocabulary and learning needs to match your life situation.
Some advanced English speakers need business or professional language to improve a oral presentation, while others, find the social language confusing and have difficulty building quality relationships. Idioms, figurative language, and humor can be missed or confusing. Colloquial language, Minnesota-isms, and complex grammar remain difficult, even when a person has good vocabulary and grammatical skills. Whether your needs are social or professional, or other specific skill, even the advanced English speaker will benefit from lessons that are targeted towards his needs.
Sometimes, a person is in the United States a long time, but English hasn’t been used much, and now it is time to improve their English skills! This situation can occur in a professional lab or a home situation, where all colleagues or family members, speak the same foreign language. Wherever you are on your language learning journey, you are already at the best place to start learning more!