October 2013: Judy Ravin interviewed by Phillips Media Relations in "Five Ways to Reduce a Heavy Accent."
April 2013: Judy Ravin presents, “Impactful Communication: Are your Leaders Ready for Globalization?” at the 2013 National Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity.
Jan 2013: Judy Ravin speaks at A2 ASTD, faclilitating the session "The ROI of Training and Leadersip Development."
Sept 2012: Judy Ravin presents “Removing Barriers to Training for Multinational Audiences” during the NATO Learning Forum, Allied Training Command, Suffolk, VA
June 2012: Barb Niemann discussed designing educational materials for non-native speakers at Torrance Learning's Download. Get more information.
September 2010: Judy Ravin, President of ARI, interviewed on CBS Radio.
September 2010: ARI's American accent training featured in USA Today.
May 2010: "Accent-comprehension training allows 'smart companies and smart organizations to take responsibility and work proactively to build their half of the bridge,'" says Tanya Mohn AOL DailyFinance article on ARI.
August 2009: Accent Reduction Institute's software language tools (PDF 2.3mb) featured in Military Training Technology pg. 4.
August 2009: ARI's methods for rapid language learning and accent training described in AnnArborChronicle.com.
June 2008: HR Marketer and Talent Management both feature The Accent Reduction Institute and their partner, Novations, in their June articles "Accent Reduction Training Gains Ground Among Employers".
April 2008: Crain's Detroit features Judy Ravin in their April 14th article: "Reporters Notebook: Helping New Immigrants"
December 2007: DiversityInc.com features Judy Ravin and the Accent Reduction Institute: "Will Your Accent Keep You From Getting Ahead?"
June 2007: See the Detroit News report on ARI. Watch the YouTube video on pronunciation training.
October 2007: Judy Ravin, President of the Accent Reduction Institute, interviewed on WXYT (97.1 FM Detroit) on Oct. 31st, 2007 7:30 am, EST.
October 2007: LA Times features the Accent Reduction Institute, Oct. 23, 2007
August 2007: Metromode.com, "What sets ARI apart from other accent reduction classes is the software developed and virtual classroom it creates. Students need nothing more than a webcam and an internet connection." Amy Whitesall, reporter. Read the Accent Reduction Institute feature
July 2007: Judy Ravin featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Immigrants take classes to learn U.S. accent: With thousands of distinct accents, no wonder Americans have trouble understanding each other. NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports on one woman's quest to help us all communicate.
June 2007: Judy Ravin, President of the Accent Reduction Institute, featured in The New York Times, "Her goal," Ravin said, "is to make people independent."
April 2007: GM Diversity: The Inside Scoop, "Already GM has seen how this service can help a team work effectively, and it also brings a team closer together."
December 2006: TheStreet.com, As our clients "participate in clear, effective communications and really express their professional expertise without being interrupted, their confidence skyrockets," explains Judy Ravin, president of the Accent Reduction Institute (ARI)
May 2006: Pronunciation For Professionals: Accentuate the Positive (PDF 200kb). Detroit Free Press.
February 2005: Small biz finds niche by helping others lose their accents, "Learning English pronunciation is critical because English is the common language of international business." Crain's Detroit Business.
2004: National Public Radio (NPR) Interview of Accent Reduction Specialist Judy Ravin (MP3 10.1mb), CEO of English Communication Services, LLC.
December 2003: Accentuating the Positive (PDF 187kb), Business Direct Weekly (BDW)
2003: Expert Makes Accents Less Pronounced (PDF 190kb), Detroit Free Press - Mike Wendland
Career: Biostatistical Engineer
Native Language: Mandarin Chinese
My performance appraisal consistently indicated the need for improved communication skills... After the training, I was able to self-correct mispronunciations... and my speech improvements have enabled successful working relationships with other business groups.
"(This) has been the best program I have ever attended. I can say that (a) good amount of research has gone into development of the program materials. Course structure is also very well designed, it starts with the basics and slowly builds-on to add complexity seamlessly."
- Participant from a Top 5 Consulting Firm