Testimonials from Happy Clients
“Before I took my classes with Nicole, I was unable to pronounce certain words because of my accent. This affected my progress at work. After 12 classes and a lot of practice, I was much more confident with my speech and pronunciation. Nicole was very professional and knew exactly how to help me improve. She was very flexible when it came to scheduling our online classes. I would definitely recommend Nicole. She is a great person and an even better teacher.”
Registered Nurse from Kazakhstan
Architect from Malaysia
E-commerce Sales Manager from Japan
“I have lived in the USA for about 20 years and couldn’t recognize the pronunciation mistakes I made on my conversations. All I knew was that conference calls at work were moments of suffering and anxiety for me. Nicole helped me to understand and correct my mispronunciation. She is an amazing and dedicated teacher with an incredible amount of patience. After the completion of our classes, I received a promotion at work and I attribute it in part to the improvements I made on my speech. Thanks to Nicole, I’m not uneasy any more about conference calls 🙂 I highly recommend her!”
Mechanical Engineer from Cuba
“The reason I looked for accent reduction training was I wanted to improve on my English and people understand my accent better. Our trainings were really helpful. When I started the training, I thought I just needed accent lesson, but during the process, I realized I needed the help for grammar, writing, vocabulary etc. I felt my lesson was comprehensive English not just limited accent lesson. I liked you to record my accent and listened together. I didn’t like to hear my voice and accent, but it was great reality check. I also liked the motivation and encouragement from you. Your honesty was really helpful too. The
favorite part was having good conversation with you. I recommend Nicole because she can detect our problem and really familiar with the problem of Asian accent. She prepares the lesson well and customize our needs. She will set the goal for you, so it is easy to follow. If you are not sure, I want you to take a test and go over with her. It would be the eye opening.”
Dentist from South Korea
Data Scientist from Poland
Sr. Product Manager at Amazon from France
“Many thanks to you, Nicole, for your coach in last 6 months. My pronouncing is much cleaner and more understandable. The result has been reflecting on my daily communication at work. My coworkers can understand my expression easier. For this accent reduction program, I really like the way your plan the training program which bases on the carefully analyzing my weaknesses. Since my limitations were
known, you focused on improving them directly. As example, you found what sounds were difficult for me and constantly looked for many different ways till I can successfully pronoun these sounds. I have been very happy to have your help and highly recommend this class to anyone who looks for accent reduction class.”
Electrical Engineer from Vietnam
“I experienced problems with native speakers always asking me to repeat what I’ve said before I started to attend Nicole’s course. I’ve learned British English at school, so I’m used to their pronunciation more.
Sometimes, I was feeling really bad about my pronunciation, so that’s why I decided to attend Nicole’s pronunciation course. Also, it was also very difficult to understand native speakers when they talk very quickly.
I think my pronunciation has improved. People ask me to repeat less often. Also, I’ve learned a little more about small talks. And when I watch movies (still with subtitles sometimes) I can hear and
recognize very clear some patterns from Nicole’s lectures. And I also try to use them myself.
I liked that during the week we had some homework to practice every day, which might take no longer than 20-30 minutes a day. And the tasks were not difficult at all – sing a song (you can choose your favorite), watch a short video and listen-and-repeat practice. Also, I liked that Nicole specified my particular problems in my speech on which I need to work on. The atmosphere in the class was very friendly, it’s a good place to practice your English and don’t worry about the mistakes you can make.
I’d definitely recommend it! Nicole is a great teacher and it was always a pleasure to attend her class.
Also, as for me, it disciplined me a lot that I knew that I need to do this, this and this today. I’m sure I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t attend the course.
Thank you for all your effort during the course! It was a pleasure to attend!”
QA Engineer from Ukraine
“Nicole’s classes are very professional. I learned a lot and I improved my accent in many words and phrases.”
Salesperson from Colombia
“The classes modules are very well structured, and in a very effective manner that will help students
progress in a short period of time, of course, provided that students are willing to put in the efforts and
time required to be successful in the course. Also, Nicole Kaup has a good grasp of students strength and
weaknesses after the first lesson, and are able to highlight to students key areas to focus on.”
Architect from Malaysia
“This class is the best class to learn an American accent. I really appreciated NW SOAR. I took the class before and my pronunciation became good. I can pronounce some sentences as like an American. Nicole is the best teacher ever!”
Businesswoman from Japan
“Before I started working with Nicole, it was difficult to feel confident when speaking in English because there were some words that I didn’t really know how to pronounce. Besides this, I never realized the
difference when pronouncing “sit” or “seat”, for example, so, many times people looked at me like trying to understand my sentences. As a result of our coaching sessions, I understand in an easier way
some rules words have in English or that there are many silent letters that I always used to pronounce like the “l” in “half”. I got a lot of tips on how to do it better.
The course was really fun because we could talk about free topics instead of just reading a grammar or spelling book. Of course, we had a little of that but we had a good balance. Homeworks were easy and
focused on each specific problem. Nicole is so supportive talking about time, schedule and having me and my husband at the same time dealing with different problems.
I highly recommend Nicole. We got the chance to know a little bit more about her and she has traveled to several places and this is something very important trying to teach pronunciation/spelling as she can
understand why we do things wrong. Also, she is very patient and she always tries to explain in different ways how to make the sound.”
Project Manager from Mexico
“I decided to take the accent reduction mastercourse because I wanted to improve my English skill, especially speaking. I think that pronunciation is very important to talk to. As a result of the course, I could know a lot of rules about pronunciation. Actually, my English is still beginner, but I could
pronounce some words correctly. In class, I enjoyed talking other people and asking questions. It’s really good lesson. If you take this course, your English pronunciation improve.”
University of Washington Global business student from Japan
“Before I started accent training with Nicole, it didn’t feel natural for me to speak in English. I wanted to get more spontaneous and fluent, and give more expressiveness and intonation to sentences. As a result of our coaching sessions, I’ve become aware of aspects of speaking that I didn’t know even to exist, such as word stress and sentence stress, linkings and various sounds which weren’t taught during my study but are extremely useful to know. I got familiar with multiple techniques and resources I can now use if I want to keep improving. I take much more pleasure now in speaking English, and I even feel more integrated in the American culture. Three things I like most about the training were the audio practice files, the professionalism of the coach and the flexible schedule. I recommend Nicole’s coaching, because it makes you discover things you didn’t know to exist, and because speaking is so important, therefore feeling confident and taking pleasure when speaking can make a lot of difference”
Applied Scientist at Amazon