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Reducing an accent can create job opportunities

Written by on June 16th, 2014.      0 comments

Having an accent does not necessarily mean that there will be less job opportunities available to you or that you may miss out on a promotion at work.   Your ability to respond to the interviewers questions, and convey your knowledge and abilities clearly, is more important than the existence of an accent.   However, if you have a strong accent and the interviewer has difficulty understanding your responses, it may be time to explore your options.


Intercultural tips for communicating at work

Written by on July 12th, 2013.      0 comments

In today’s work environment many of us are finding ourselves working with different people from different cultures.   While this can enrich the working environment, intercultural communication can sometimes create a challenge for those who are unable to interpret and understand other people correctly.

Ten tips to improve English speaking skills

Written by on June 3rd, 2013.      0 comments

Read these 10 tips to help you to improve your English speaking skills and help you feel more confident when you talk.

Corporate language training

Written by on June 1st, 2013.      0 comments

Today, global corporate expansion is increasing and to be successful in an international market, a certain level of English language proficiency is essential for most management or senior positions.  Corporate language training can benefit employees who are transitioning into a new work and language environment.   Corporate language training is a strategic business imperative toward achieving success in the global workplace.

Communication – a key issue for overseas trained medical professionals (IMGs)

Written by on May 31st, 2013.      0 comments

Communication issues and misunderstandings can often occur in the clinical medical situation and this was revealed in a recent patient survey conducted of general medical practices in Western Australia.   The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Western Australia, revealed that 76% of patients felt that there were communication barriers between themselves and their overseas trained doctor.

IELTS Test Strategies

Written by on May 23rd, 2013.      0 comments

These ten useful strategies will help you to prepare to sit the IELTS test and improve your skills across the 4 areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

IELTS Test explained

Written by on May 21st, 2013.      0 comments

What is the IELTS test?  An explanation of the IELTS test and the four skill areas tested.

How to speak with an Australian accent

Written by on May 20th, 2013.      0 comments

Many people who move to Australia often ask, how do I speak with an Australian accent?   There are several things to think about when we refer to Australian accent, but the following are some great tips to help you speak just like an Australian.

Job Interview Tips

Written by on April 15th, 2013.      0 comments

he job interview is an opportunity for both the employer and the applicant to determine each other’s suitability for the advertised position.  To help you be more successful at your next interview, read these useful tips.

Doctors benefit from accent reduction coaching for medical professionals

Written by on April 11th, 2013.      0 comments

Communication is vital between doctors and patients to ensure effective patient care.  Many overseas trained doctors understand this and are now seeking accent reduction training to help them to improve their communication skills with patients and colleagues.  The results of accent training have shown to increase confidence, improve relationships with others and enhance the doctor / patient relationship.

How to improve English communication skills

Written by on April 11th, 2013.      0 comments

The ability to communicate clearly in English is essential for individuals and businesses who work in countries where English is the main language.  For the individual themselves, poor English communication skills can cause missed job opportunities, it may affect educational advancement and general everyday activities, not to mention cause a subsequent lack of confidence in the speaker. It is for these reasons that some people decide to modify or learn how to change their accent to improve their overall English communication skills.

How to lose an accent

Written by on April 10th, 2013.      0 comments

Speaking English with a strong accent can sometimes be a frustrating experience for even the most highly educated foreign language speakers.  Being misunderstood, or perhaps not being able to get your point across can make you lose confidence and may even make you avoid speaking.   So how can you lose your accent and improve your communication with other people?

How do accents affect communication?

Written by on April 9th, 2013.      0 comments

An accent is a reflection of the unique background of each individual and many people take pride in their individual accent and style.  However, having an accent may cause some difficulties in communicating with other native English speakers, both at work and in social situations.

How to choose an MBA program.

Written by on September 27th, 2012.      0 comments

Several of our clients either have completed an MBA or are looking at completing one.   A frequently asked question is "how do I choose an MBA program when there are so many available?"     With approximately 900 MBA programs offered throughout the world and around 80 in Australia, it makes it very difficult to choose the right MBA program that suits your personal needs and preferences.   Here are our thoughts about this question:-

10 Accent Reduction Hints to help you speak English more clearly

Written by on August 1st, 2012.      0 comments

These 10 Accent Reduction Hints will help you to speak English more clearly