bianca havel : speech and accent reduction

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Areas of Specialism: speech clarity, accent reduction, pronunciation, pacing, pause, grammar and intercultural communication.

Bianca is a speech and accent reduction teacher. She pulls from her speech therapy background to work with native speakers on pacing, pause and emphasis, helping them to sound clearer, more succinct and convincing, especially under pressure. She draws from her ESL teaching background to work with non-native speakers of English who feel that their accent impedes their intelligibility, credibility or path to promotion. Bianca teaches both spoken and written communication and is a cross-cultural communication specialist.
Bianca has held executive trainings on pronunciation, grammar, and cross- cultural communication for ESL speakers in Europe, Asia, and South America.

She has worked extensively with executives from Fortune 500 companies such as Siemens, Bosch, & T-Online Germany to improve their communication skills and speech clarity. Bianca holds a certificate in the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (PESL) Accent Modification Method from The Institute of Language & Phonology (ILP) Academy and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Bianca Havel received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of California at Irvine and her Master’s in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center.