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
Atlas Speech is Your Path to Better Pronunciation

Accent Reduction: Improve Your Accent to Improve Your Credibility

No matter how knowledgeable or experienced you are, a heavy accent will undermine your credibility. According to research from the University of Chicago, (S. Lev-Ari and B. Keysar. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 2010) the harder a listener has to work to understand a non-native English speaker, the less truthful they perceive the speaker’s […]

Accent Reduction ProTips: Pronouncing Compound Nouns is Stressful

Speaking standard American English is full of compound nouns. Learning how to correctly identify and stress the appropriate syllable will help you sound more fluent, and the meaning of the word you are pronouncing will be more clearly understood. A compound noun is a noun that has at least two words but considered a […]

Learning to Improve American English Pronunciation as an Adult

All of my clients learned English as adults. Unfortunately, your childhood is when your ability to process a new language and speak new sounds occurs most easily. Your peak language learning years are probably long past, however, together with my expertise, you can develop new pronunciation skills to help reduce your accent and improve […]

Better Pronunciation is a Hole in One

Let’s use a sports analogy to help describe speech coaching. If you’ve ever played golf, then the first time you swung a club it certainly felt awkward, but after a few rounds swinging a club starts to feel more comfortable, natural, and even fun. Once you have a general sense of how to tee […]

Accent Reduction ProTips: Your Path to Better Pronunciation

As I work with scientists, engineers, physicians and software developers from around the world, regardless of their native language, clearly communicating numbers in English is a common problem that can have life or death consequences. Let’s review a pronunciation quick tip that will have dramatic results in how you articulate numbers with your professional […]

Accent Reduction: Let’s make your distinct voice a personal strength and valuable asset.

Regardless of your native language everyone has an accent when speaking English as a second language. People move from state to state and from country to country in today’s global economy seeking new professional opportunities and improved social lifestyle. As they move, they take their accent with them. An accent is a natural part […]

Atlas Speech Coaching is the most effective accent reduction program.

Atlas Speech Coaching uses the Compton P-ESL (Pronunciation of English as a Second Language) training program to help individuals around the world improve their pronunciation of American English. The Institute of Language and Phonology in San Francisco, CA developed this program in 1978 and is recognized as the most effective accent modification program available […]

How does Atlas Speech differ from conventional English language programs?

Atlas Speech Coaching uses the most effective, results driven, accent modification method available. Most conventional programs teaching English as a second language, only focus on learning vocabulary and grammar rules and do not provide adequate pronunciation skills. As a result, new English speakers are able to apply what they’ve learned in their written English […]

Three Steps on the Path to Better Pronunciation

As a Certified Accent Modification Specialist, I use a personalized approach to identify specific areas of accented speech to improve overall pronunciation, clarity and understanding. Then I work with my clients, regardless of their native language, through three steps on our path to better pronunciation.

In the first step you will learn to hear key […]

Atlas Speech Coaching Introduction

Welcome to Atlas Speech Coaching. The purpose of Atlas Speech Coaching is to help you improve the pronunciation of your spoken English. I am a Certified Accent Modification Specialist from the Institute of Language and Phonology and help individuals from around the world, regardless of their native language, reduce their accent and improve the […]

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