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Learning Partners

Our affiliates help us create and deliver customized English improvement courses.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

National Registry of CPE Sponsors

Our programs are registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417.

Web site: www.nasba.org

Accent Reduction and English Pronunciation Software Development

Menlo Innovations

Menlo Innovations, founded in 2001, is a software design and development firm whose Menlo Software Factory is in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Menlo's clients come to them with ideas for software products that Menlo designs and then builds. Menlo's designers use their trademarked High-tech Anthropology process to ensure that the delivered software will be widely adopted and used by the target end-user audience.

Menlo's unique design and development approach is so compelling that over 10% of its annual revenues come from clients who learn the Menlo Software Factory process in formal classes taught by Menlo staff. In the eight years since Menlo's founding, its President has been featured on the cover of Forbes, the facility has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, its process has been the subject of two books and Menlo has won numerous business achievement awards.

In 2005, Menlo Innovations' parent company, Menlo Associates, acquired English Communications Services, founded by Judy Ravin, and formed the Accent Reduction Institute, with Ravin as its President. Using the software design and development services of Menlo Innovations, the Accent Reduction Institute uses cutting edge software technology to bring the Ravin Method® for rapid language acquisition to non-native English speakers the world over. The result of this online training is enhanced careers, happier employees, better relationships with co-workers and stronger ties to clients and customers.

Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry helps the world's leading organizations unleash the capacity of their employees. They provide an enhanced suite of services around Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Optimization, and Market Optimization.

It's all in the delivery

Korn Ferry helps individuals and organizations improve the vital communications skills they use every day - and gives leaders and teams the tools to send clear, compelling messages. We believe that an individual's natural self is his or her best asset and that everyone can benefit from guided practice and coaching.

Our approach to Communication:

  • Supports and enhances employees' communications effectiveness at all stages of career growth
  • Helps employees identify and develop their own natural communication style
  • Helps organizations plan key communication initiatives and establish feedback mechanisms to drive continuous performance improvement

Publishing Books and CDs for Accent Reduction and English Pronunciation Training

Language Success Press

Language Success Press is a premier publisher of English language books and multimedia materials. The publishing house offers a range of popular books and CDs to help achieve career success through mastery of conversational American English. Language Success Press is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a city rich in cultural diversity that is also home to the University of Michigan and the Accent Reduction Institute.

Language Success Press offers the popular Lose Your Accent in 28 Days, a highly effective system for minimizing foreign accents. This system, written by accent reduction specialist and Accent Reduction Institute President Judy Ravin, combines audio, video and helpful written instruction in a user-friendly format.

Also from Language Success Press is Speak Business English Like an American, a book and audio CD that Midwest Book Review calls "the ultimate instructive guide to the hundreds of expressions and idioms heard at the workplace". Speak English Like an American, another popular title from Language Success Press, teaches over 300 of today's most common idioms and expressions. It's now available in versions for native Russian, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese speakers in addition to a version for speakers of any native language.

These products and more ESL learning tools are available from the Language Success Press website.

From Our Clients

"This training was not only for improving my accent and making it understandable for others, but it was to eliminate/minimize the inferiority complex I had, before this course.

I must appreciate that you are extremely knowledgeable on the subject (I remember you demonstrating different accents and I could hear the difference and the way I was sounding before). I must also say that you are a thorough professional, even after the long duration of the course you kept us motivated all the time and managed the session timings impeccably and gave equal opportunity to all of us.

Thanks once again for everything."

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