MOUTH!

IT'S LIKE HAVING A

...FOR YOUR

PERSONAL

TRAINER

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A COACH YOU CAN

BRAG ABOUT

TEACHER WHO’S BEEN THROUGH IT 

I started from scratch and have probably made all the mistakes you have and then some. That not only gives me a ton of patience, but helps me understand exactly what you’re struggling with and exactly how I can help you improve. And I'm only getting better.

A PROVEN PATH TO SUCCESS 

Once we identify which speech patterns need work, I let you know how to change them. I make this super easy through a unique system where we effectively use the phonology of your native language to help you sound native in Brazilian Portuguese.

FEEDBACK THAT WORKS 

While kids pick up accents easily, adults need clear and thoughtful feedback to improve their pronunciation. I'll show you where your tongue goes, how to think about producing the sound, and everything else you need to master your new accent.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Ruben's got it all. You can tell he knows his stuff. He has fun and engaging methods of getting you to think about pronunciation in new and dynamic ways. I liked the videos he sent me to imitate (and his feedback on my imitation of them), the insight he gave me into certain pronunciation patterns, and the feedback he gave me on my vocabulary choice. All of these things are practices and feedback that I am carrying with me now that my course is over. Ruben is also overall patient with progress and provides feedback in ways that are both encouraging and confidence-building.

—  Brian M.

OUR PROCESS

IDENTIFY

What's the difference between accents? What stands out? I'll give you answers before our first session so we can start off with a solid plan 

INDULGE

Let yourself try out new sounds that don't exist in your native language. Consider every sound in this new accent slightly different. You may find what sounds silly to you sounds extremely natural to native speakers

IMITATE

Try to pronounce the word with your 'old' accent and your 'new' one.

We're not forgetting or removing old pronunciation; we're holding them up next to each other and hearing the unique differences.

Hollywood here we come!

INVITE

You won't only get consistent feedback from me, my personal word lists and practice guides. We'll also utilize a combination of sites that will save you hours. Add to that verifying your pronunciations with all the special people in your life and we got ourselves a party!

IMPLEMENT

Once we can confidently replicate these new variations of sounds, rhythmic patterns, and intonations, you'll be ready to take this new accent out for a spin. The goal isn't to be thinking hard in conversation. We rely on our weeks of training and let the muscle memory take over.

SOUNDING NATURAL IS SIMPLER THAN YOU THOUGHT: 

1.

Record your voice to receive initial feedback on your accent and where to focus our attention first

2.

Meet your coach every week to improve the sounds and features that stand out most

3.

Start getting compliments about how much better you sound 😎

Get Started
 
READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL?
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If you're serious about going deeper and building confidence through your accent, but not sure which path is best, fill out the application to work directly with your dialect coach.

If you're a good fit, you'll be contacted to schedule a free 60-min language consultation where we will decide together on a personalized plan of action for your speaking needs. 

Click the button below, and we’ll get you rolling!