Eric Maki

About Eric Maki

Eric Maki is an American Accent Modification specialist certified by The Institute of Language & Phonology. Using a structured, personalized and systematic approach called the Compton P-ESL Accent Modification method, I work with clients both locally in Bend, OR and globally to improve their American pronunciation at www.atlasspeech.com.
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How to improve your North American English Pronunciation and Accent

Learning to speak another language is a valuable accomplishment. When you are an adult learning to speak American English as a second language (ESL), the resulting accent you have when you speak is affected by the sounds and intonation of your native language. This is amplified when you learn English from a non-native English […]

What is Accent Modification and Speech Coaching all about?

Here are some frequently asked questions from perspective clients that I hope will help you get a better idea of how I can help you achieve your speech pronunciation goals.

How does your service stand out?

Atlas Speech Coaching accent reduction services are personalized, structured and focused. Using the Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language […]

Accent Reduction ProTips: Difference Between Prepositions Of and From

Understanding how to use the two most common prepositions, of and from, correctly in spoken English helps my clients improve their overall fluency. A preposition is a word in a sentence typically used before a noun or a pronoun to express the relationship to yet another word in the sentence. Prepositions and prepositional phrases […]

Accent Reduction and the Effect on the Customer Service Experience

“What is the impact of an accent on a customer’s service experience?” is the question that researchers at the University of Adelaide set out to answer in a study that was recently published: The Effect of Service Employees’ Accent on Customer Reactions. With many corporations off-shoring their customer service operations, it is becoming common […]

The Importance of Accent Modification

Personalized accent modification coaching from a certified specialist is important to any non-native English speaker who wants to neutralize distracting speech patterns in their everyday conversations. Progressing both professionally and socially is a challenge to overcome for anyone who learned to speak English as a second language, especially if their teacher was a non-native […]

The Top 3 Misconceptions of Why You Have an Accent

As a certified accent modification specialist, I work with individuals from around the world to help them improve their pronunciation and neutralize their accented speech. Regardless of their native language and culture, I found that each of my clients had similar misconceptions they had to overcome before choosing the path to better pronunciation.

The first […]

Accent Reduction ProTips: Using Articles Correctly

Speaking English fluently involves not only pronouncing sounds correctly, but also using the correct rhythm and intonation. The articles THE and A or AN are used to connect parts of sentences and modify nouns. Articles help with the flow of the language and act like simple adjectives. While they may seem innocuous and are […]

How to improve your English pronunciation by watching American movies

The weekend is here and one thing a lot of Americans enjoy doing on the weekend is watch a movie. This got me thinking about how my clients can improve their pronunciation by watching American movies. Well not just watching movies, but using some of the mimicking skills we work on during our personal […]

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Atlas Speech Coaching Referral Bonus

Here is a great way to earn $25 and help your friends, family members and colleagues improve their accent and English pronunciation with personalized speech coaching. If you know someone who could benefit from modifying their accent and you could use some extra money, then we are a perfect match! Atlas Speech Coaching offers […]

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Accent Reduction ProTips: Improving Chinese Pronunciation

Today is the Chinese Lunar New, so I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the Top 3 most important Accent Reduction ProTips for native Chinese speakers of North American English.

There are more international students from China than any other country. Last year 275,000 Chinese students studied at U.S. Universities, up 17% from 2013. […]

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