Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) - For Employers

What do your employees need?  

Often, non-native speakers of English wish to communicate more clearly while speaking American English. They are frustrated by having to repeat themselves and may not feel confident when making presentations or talking on the phone.  They may feel their pronunciation is holding them back from promotions at work. They wish to communicate more clearly while speaking American English.  In some cases, the employee may not know that he or she is being misunderstood or is difficult to listen to after an extended period of time.

Why do your employees need help?

People cannot effectively change their second language pronunciation without assistance from a native speaker. Between the ages of six and nine, people lose the ability to distinguish sounds that are different from their native language. They have to develop new muscles to make new sounds through practice and repetition.  A certified instructor can help them change their habits and make sure they are making the sounds correctly when they practice.

How can G.E.T. English Training meet your needs as an employer?  

We help non-native speakers of English make a commitment to pronunciation training.  They take a course from certified professionals using materials designed for maximum impact.   Frequent supervised practice produces tremendous results.  G.E.T. English Training provides a mid-course and final report to management.  We guarantee your employee will experience a 50% reduction in problems areas from the pre-to post-assessments.

How do you approach an employee who would benefit from accent training?

Following is a suggested script that managers may use to present the idea of accent modification and reduction training to their employees:

Our organization values you as an employee, and we want to do all that we can to make sure that your career moves forward. We would like to eliminate any areas that may hold you back from working on a specific project, doing a specific job, or from moving into a management position.  Clear communication is essential in all of these areas. We have access to an accent modification class that can help you to achieve the goal of clearer communication, and help you attain your other career goals.

  • Clear communication is essential for moving forward in your career.
  • We know that company productivity is increased when everyone communicates clearly.  We would like to minimize frustrations due to unclear communication.
  • Accent modification may help you be better understood by your colleagues and thus improve your relationships with them.
  • Your job is not in jeopardy; we want to help you move forward in all areas, personal as well as technical.

Why should you choose G.E.T. English Training?

We use the renowned Compton P-ESL method and Linguistic Mimicry techniques (designed to teach imitation skills). G.E.T. English Training instructors hold master's degrees in linguistics/applied linguistics/ESL with special certification from the Institute of Language and Phonology to teach the Compton P-ESL Accent Reduction method.  All of our instructors have years of experience in corporate settings and academic institutions, working with individuals from many different countries, language backgrounds, and professions.

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G.E.T. English Training was created in 2006 to provide quality accent and English training to business and medical professionals. We currently train individuals from around the world on-site, in our offices and live internet training via WebEx™.