We recommend Susanne's magical classes if...
you want to master American English pronunciation at a rapid pace.
you don't like to feel small when English native speakers frequently don't understand your English.
you want to increase your professional productivity and efficiency by clearly conveying your messages in English at work.
you want you to reduce a thick foreign accent.
Why Susanne's American Pronunciation Master Program?
1:1 Personalized Class
Each and every person has his or her own issues in achieving perfect American English pronunciation. Susanne helps identify the specific issues you're facing and solves them for you.
Experienced Coaching by an American Pronunciation Specialist
For more than 20 years, Susanne has been helping foreign-born professionals and students master American English. As the result of her extensive experience, she's an expert in tongue and mouth positions for English consonants and vowels. She is also a trained musician, so her ears are extremely sensitive to sound; this allows her to pinpoint incorrect pronunciation and intonation in American English.
Flexible Scheduling with Susanne
We understand that you're busy. Therefore, we're using a user-friendly scheduling program with which you can easily and conveniently make a class appointment with Susanne with one link without sending a million emails back and forth. Yes, it's that easy!
How to Start Perfecting Your American English Pronunciation
1) Sign up for a free consultation to share your needs and get evaluated on your English pronunciation. Susanne also will explain different programs which are also listed below as well.
2) Select the program you want and sign up.
3) Based on the evaluation from your free consultation, Susanne will make a personalized lesson plan for you.
4) Susanne will email you the lesson plan, a scheduling link, and a Zoom (Video chat) link.
5) At the scheduled time, please go to the Zoom room that was given to you via email.
6) Now, enjoy your classes and get ready for drastic improvement!
* The curriculum may change depending on the client's needs.
Who is Susanne Katchko?
Start English Now's American Pronunciation Specialist
B.A. in English from Simmons College
The Yiddish League Teacher Training Course of Summer 2016.
20+ years of experience as Accent Reduction Coach
in Boston and New York and internationally online
Published writer and editor
Extensive teaching and counseling experience
Fluency in French, Spanish, Hebrew, and Yiddish; reading ability in Russian, Italian and German
What does Summer say about Susanne?
"I met Susanne when I went to an event in New York. I heard her introduction as an accent reduction coach, so I came up to her to talk to her. It was around time I had been planning to make American pronunciation YouTube lessons that are thorough and really helpful. Therefore, I had to talk to her. And we had a cup of coffee together in Soho.
While I was having a conversation with her, what I thought was, "Wow, her ears are so sensitive to sounds and she's amazing at correcting wrong pronunciation! I've never seen a person who's better at what she does." During the coffee meeting, she demonstrated her expertise greatly. For example, if I didn't put enough stress on a syllable, she caught it and corrected it, which most Americans can't - they might find something inaccurate but can't really point out what it is. If English is your mother tongue, you can pronounce English perfectly, but teaching perfect pronunciation requires trained skills and passion. I've lived in America for years, but I've never met someone like Susanne who has such an acute ear for English sound and who can correct wrong English pronunciation in such an effective way.
As an English teacher myself, I can't recommend Susanne enough as your English pronunciation teacher.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
A Parent of a Spanish-Speaking Adopted Son
Susanne is an outstanding accent reduction coach. We are so pleased with the improvement she has helped bring about in our son's accent. We engaged her services to help him improve his spoken English accent. Our son is a native Spanish speaker who came to the U.S. as a teenager. His English proficiency is quite good, however, his strong foreign accent has been an impediment to his career advancement.
Thanks to Susanne's motivating lessons, our son is on his way to a Gold Medal in both pronunciation and fluency in English.
I am a language professional myself (applied linguistics). In observing several of her lessons with our son (via internet), I have seen firsthand how powerful her teaching is. She is incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, and intuitive in her field. She consistently chooses the next pronunciation issue to address and finds creative and compelling ways to engage and inspire our young man.
Thanks to Susanne's expertise in her field and to her upbeat supportive approach, our son's pronunciation and intonation are much improved. This investment in our son will certainly help him in his career.
In conclusion, let me say again that I highly recommend Susanne Katchko as a coach for accent reduction.
Y.C., Chinese-Born Management Consultant
Getting to know Susanne was a very lucky coincidence. Working as a management consultant in New York, I often worried about my English: Although I can express my semantics with due diligence, my English was always less authentic and less elegant than that of my colleagues.
Communication is a fundamental skill for a consultant. At Columbia University, I learned about Susanne's teaching for the first time. I talked to Susanne one-on-one in a soundproofed classroom and she corrected specific syllables I pronounced the wrong way and accent habits. She not only helped point out the subtle deviations I had been unconsciously making for years but also corrected my pronunciation like a voice teacher (I was not surprised to find that she really had professional vocal experience. And through targeted homework, including recordings Susanne made, I was able to focus on practicing correct pronunciation. Just within two months, my colleagues were blown away by my progress.
I am really proud of my results, so I sincerely hope you will consider taking Susanne’s classes and seize the opportunity to excel in American pronunciation.