What are muscle buttons? In the following video, pronunciation instructor, Adrian Underhill, talks of the key physical elements which we all need to be able to isolate in order to move from habitual mouth movements to adjusting these movements at will.
Pronunciation Skills: The […]
I often write about the connection between music and language skills. I believe that music plays a huge role in how we develop our communication skills. I have noticed that very few of my accent students have ever studied music which seems to indicate […]
Good news! Foreign accents in job interviews may not play as big a role as many of us had thought. As long as the speech is intelligible, the following study seems to suggest that it plays a small role in the deciding process.
Role of […]
A job search tool that is often overlooked is a Canadian government site called Canadian Company Capabilities. Read my colleague Nicole Darlaston’s post on how to make use of this extensive database of information.
Job Search Tool that Canadian Job Seekers and Newcomers Rarely Use
Words matter a lot! You may have heard that communication is 55% body language, 38% tone of voice and 7% actual words. Well, this myth has been debunked! While body language and tone of voice continue to be important elements of effective communication, we […]
Active listening is a skill I teach my clients regularly. For non-native speakers, it is an essential skill, particularly when it comes to clarifying and verifying. Too many clients have made costly mistakes at work due to misunderstanding instructions. Sometimes this resistance to clarify […]
I have written a number of posts in my blog about the power of music. Music and song can help us learn to speak a language more clearly, use native-like rhythm and learn how a culture expresses itself. While this video is not about […]