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Heather Chetwynd has worked for 30 years in the field of adult education and English as a Second Language (ESL). Holding a Masters degree specializing in voice and adult education, Heather has trained adult educators and developed educational materials for training non-native speakers. With her specialization in voice, she brings a unique approach to ESL issues such as accent reduction and pronunciation. Heather has taught extensively in business settings, community programs and university-college preparation courses. She has worked overseas in adult education and teacher training and, over the years, she has trained students from all over the world with a wide variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Concurrently with training at Voice to Word, she is also professor of Canadian Workplace Culture at Sheridan College in Mississauga. Heather has taken numerous additional courses and workshops including training in pronunciation and cross cultural communications, Neuro Linguistic Programming, alternative education, hypnosis, music and voice studies. She also learned Spanish as an adult, a process through which she developed an intuitive understanding of the complexity of second-language learning.

Happy New Year! Happy Rosh Hashanah!

By |September 10th, 2015|

It feels odd for me to wish Happy New Year in the fall. But this Sunday, September 13th, marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year. And there are actually many New Years, some of which I wrote about a while back (read […]

Canadian accent is shifting, changing how we pronounce words

By |August 18th, 2015|

I am always correcting my daughter’s pronunciation of MILK which always sounds like MELK. It is a losing battle since I realize that language changes and clearly the Canadian accent is shifting. I just hadn’t realized that MILK is one of those words. The […]

Vocal Fry – Popular, Cool and Very Bad for your Vocal Cords

By |July 29th, 2015|

Vocal fry refers to what happens when the voice drops back into the throat so it sounds rough and deep. A very common behaviour, it is copied between peers, mostly unconsciously, a bit like using up-talk and fillers, for example, ‘like.’  The problem? It […]

What do we hear when processing ethnicity and accents?

By |June 26th, 2015|

Here’s a very sad commentary on the relationship between what we see and what we perceive. Is it possible that just by looking at someone influences what we hear? Certainly our assumptions and stereotypes affect our perceptions but this article points to how just […]

Breath and Inspiration and Public Speaking

By |April 29th, 2015|

Breath and inspiration are related. The root of the word inspire is the Latin word spirare, which means to breathe. In English, we use the word respiration in reference to breathing and expiration in reference to death. But these terms are also related to […]

Age Discrimination? Or Maybe you Need to Evaluate what you are Communicating…

By |April 28th, 2015|

While I know there is certainly age discrimination, it is easy to fall into the excuse of discrimination (about anything) rather than looking at what else could be the concern. Being (well) over 40 myself, I can relate to those who feel discriminated against […]

How Accents and Language Change

By |April 27th, 2015|

Language changes whether we like it or not. I was forced to pronounce WHEN, WHICH and WHERE with air after the W, even though nobody I knew did it. But that was considered correct when I was young. And, as we know, what is […]