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Real Lives. Real Change.

People just like you, have found real results and success with Pronunciation Workshop®. We would like you to meet some of our grateful clients who are eager to share their story with you. Click through our client photos, hear what they have to say, and then get our pronunciation and accent training for yourself and live your own success story.

Change your Life by Changing the way you speak.

We are very proud to say that we have NEVER had ONE client tell us that they were disappointed after taking our Pronunciation Workshop® American English course! We have heard countless times that the benefits our clients receive far outweigh their minimal investment and that Pronunciation Workshop® far surpassed their expectation in quality and content, producing amazing results in speaking American English confidently. In fact, they tell us how their ability to speak American English correctly and clearly made a huge impact on their lives and in their careers.

Get your own amazing results and get ready for the world to hear you, as you would like to be heard.

Begin to see improvement in your pronunciation during the first week!

  • Receive compliments on how great you speak
  • Sound as if American English is your first language
  • Experience the feeling of confidence

We are fortunate to have taken advantage of Paul Gruber's Pronunciation Workshop Video Training Course. Before the workshop, there were instances where clients did not understand what we said. After just one month of the workshop, there were obvious changes in our accent, and a dramatic decrease in the instances when clients would ask us to repeat ourselves.

We enjoyed the program greatly, and the one-on-one online personal training is so much fun too! We are very grateful for the opportunity to improve ourselves. This training has significantly boosted our confidence in English. Thank you!!!

Ian, Dawn and John, RNs

Medcor Injury Triage, Inc.

Thank you very much for the wonderful training today. I spoke with some of my native speaker friends, gave them some examples of how you fixed my pronunciation and they were very impressed (especially with the word "Where"!!).

I would also like to say that I find your enthusiasm for your job very inspiring, as repeating the same things and correcting similar mistakes, hour after hour, day after day...year after year, as if it is your first time! You make the person in front of you feel very special and the center of your attention - it seems to be something very difficult to achieve and maintain. You really Rock!!! (with a strong "r" sound)!!!  No wonder why everybody has strong positive comments for your work!

I am looking forward to our next session!

Zehra Sahin, Physician - Harvard Medical School, Turkey

Paul Gruber’s Pronunciation Workshop Training has been the heart of our ESL program at the PEACE Center in Lake Forest, California. Many people have been helped by changing their pronunciation habits and facial movements and have become better communicators in English.

We like the materials because Paul uses real sentences and patterns from everyday life… even when he is making a pronunciation point, the words make sense and can be used in everyday interactions. 

Ilene Bradberry, Professor, Concordia University, United States

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Dear ESL Teachers, Directors, and Coordinators of Adult Education:

Paul Gruber’s Pronunciation Workshop video series is the best, most energizing series of its kind.  In fact, it is, to the best of my knowledge, the only one of its kind.  Paul himself is one of a kind when it comes to getting down to the essential problems new English speakers encounter as they continue their American journey. He presents the sessions in such a way as to connect, attract, and correct. They are both fun and challenging for the ESL students.

As an adult coordinator for the largest adult learning center in the state of Oklahoma, serving over 2,500 ESL students last fiscal year, I can speak from personal experience when I say that this series has both energized and fine-tuned our students’ English-speaking abilities. It has both lifted their spirits and challenged them by speaking directly to their most commonly-committed pronunciation errors.

Put simply, Gruber’s course is nothing short of terrific. It has been an integral part of our ESL classes and our teachers’ lesson-planning for over two years now.  We at the OCCC Adult Learning Center have found Pronunciation Workshop to also be a great retention tool for our ESL students who don’t want to miss even one class.  I notice that students look forward to the weekly sessions in the classroom, plus they have grown in self-confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in their lives outside the classroom. 

If you are looking for a video series that is worth the money and will have a tremendous impact on your students and faculty, I can assure you that Paul Gruber’s Pronunciation Workshop will be your Best Investment!

Linda Dudek, Coordinator of the Oklahoma City Community College, USA

What can I say about Mr. Gruber? He is my teacher and is so important in my life because of all that I have learned from him. My pronunciation used to be poor and now it has really improved. Now I understand words better and he encourages me to continue speaking in English. According to me, when new students begin to learn English they should definitely take the Pronunciation Workshop Program.

Dulkadir Gul, Student, Turkey

I am happy to say that I am rating Pronunciation Workshop's training course as the ABSOLUTE BEST OUT THERE to help with Standard American English Pronunciation. As a Speech Language Pathologist professional, I have tried pronunciation programs that were complicated and difficult to use when working with accent reduction clients. However, Paul has developed an EXCELLENT and EASY WAY to assist those, with accented speech, to experience success. TRY IT!! You will be glad you did!! 

Sandy Good, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, United States

I even bought the course as a gift for my friend because it helped me to improve my accent a lot. I really enjoyed all that I learned with Paul’s course. I'm an international student in college and I was always afraid to read aloud in class or to talk to new people because of my accent. This system really worked for me and for another friend at my college as well. Thanks Paul! You are incredible!

Jaime Ortiz-Bau, College Student, Spain

I am writing to say that the Pronunciation Workshop is the most helpful for Chinese speakers. Paul Gruber clearly shows us the correct positions of our mouth to make all of the sounds in English. He also reminds us when we make the wrong sounds. I thank you so much!

Dr. Dennis (Tianxi) Zhang, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Integrated Energy Colorado Mountain College, United States

Paul really has a lot to teach me, and to think that I thought I almost knew it all! I'm enjoying your program tremendously! 

Ma. Carmela Lagasca-Bernardez, English/Tagalog Teacher and Tutor, Philippines

You have vanished my fears in terms of speaking English and teaching it to my ESL students here in New York. Indeed, the Pronunciation Workshop has boosted my self-confidence. A million thanks!

Lucio Parado, ESL Teacher, Philippines

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In 15 entertaining and challenging video episodes, Paul gives a Complete Course in pronunciation which can be enjoyed by all students of English, from beginners to advanced speakers. For many years, Pronunciation Workshop has continued to be a tremendous asset to my ESL Classes and that of all my colleagues who use it at our school. Paul Gruber has done a superb job and is filling a yearning in our students that has up until now remained unsatisfied.

These videos have energized our classes, and have created a new confidence in our students, both in and outside of the classroom. The Pronunciation Workshop Program has also helped our Adult Education Program with a boost in student retention.

Paul Gruber has done something that none of the plethora of pronunciation resources which we’ve used in the past has been able to do: provide the teacher with a fun, engaging, and focused series which can be neatly presented as a one or two-semester course.

Even more surprising to me is that the students aren’t the only ones learning; I, as both an English speaker and teacher continue to enjoy learning, along with my students, the ‘Speech Rules of American English’ from this gifted speech expert and masterful teacher.

Anthony P. Tyrrell, ESL Instructor, Oklahoma City Community College, United States

As an ESL/EFL teacher and a Director of Studies working in South-East Asia and China for many years, I’ve found that your Pronunciation Workshop Training Course is the most valuable and effective training program among those available in the market. Your methods and lessons have really helped many non-native English speakers from Asia not only quickly fix many of their long lasting English pronunciation problems, but also significantly improve their English speaking skills.

 The end result is that after a couple of months diligently working with your American Accent training techniques, many of my ESL/EFL students have drastically improved their spoken English with a higher level of clarity and accuracy with reference to their pronunciation of English consonants, vowels and word and syllable stress. Your training has helped my students communicate in English clearly with confidence.

What is very interesting is that for those students who did not necessarily want to reduce or get rid of their accent, they are at last now, able to speak English correctly even though they still have retained their Asian accent thanks to your lessons! For them your course has worked like a charm!

Needless to say, I will recommend your courses to both English learners as well as “non-native” local English teachers in all my current and future ESL/EFL training projects in Asia.

Richard Lam, Director for Asia-Pacific International Learning Center (ICAL), Vietnam

In my English class, we come from different countries and we have a great diversity of pronunciations and accents. I’m very thankful to Mr. Paul Gruber for his pronunciation and American accent course. We find it hard to pronounce words like Americans, but with Paul’s video course we learn how to say words correctly, how to pronounce vowels and sounds, how to move our lips, and much, much more!

Mariana Gomez, Student, Mexico

Paul, you are a great teacher, who just transformed me into another great teacher! Yes, with the newly acquired American Accent, now I have many more students waiting to attend my next session. I am an English teacher here in India and thanks to you I have hiked my fees for the English Course I offer, and the demand only keeps going up. The credit goes all to you and your outstanding training! Thank you!

Saji Abraham, English Teacher/ Politician, India

Please publish my photo and comments because it is absolutely the very least thing that I could possibly do! I am sending you this email to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have to tell you that your course is not just material to improve English, but it is a ‘piece of art’ that was made to stay and inspire people worldwide. It is amazing!

Despite the fact that I knew English ever since I opened my eyes to this world, your course has helped me tremendously in correcting my pronunciation errors.  Thanks to you, I am now easily understood, and my confidence level has skyrocketed!

Paul, you have no idea how much respect I have for you and you’re heartily produced work. You are an Angel living on earth. Even if I didn't have the chance to meet you in person, just seeing you through your videos is simply enough to show the kind of person you are inside.

 I wish you always the very best of health and wealth and May God be always with you.

Ahmed Khalaf, Teaching Consultant, Al-Ezdihar Language Institute Saudi Arabia, Germany/Jordan

I just want to say thank you for your Pronunciation Workshop course. I am very glad I purchased such a terrific program! It has helped me to significantly improve my English pronunciation.

Thank you Paul Gruber and your team!

Noe Somo, Biologist, Cameroon

Paul, there`s no other like you or your program! After studying with your course for almost two years, I`m still fascinated and amazed by it. It is so hard, being an American and not speaking the language correctly and perfectly. I studied English in Puerto Rico during my high school days. When I came back to New York, my accent was a mess. But I found your marvelous program which came to my rescue, saving me and my family many embarrassing situations. I am now teaching English as a second language and studying English literature at the same time. Paul thanks a lot!

Julio (Jay) Montano, ESL Teacher, Puerto Rico

Thank you for you for providing such a great tool for learning that has the potential to change lives! One can learn to read, speak and understand English, but one needs to be understandable in English as well. You emphasize that point clearly!

I am an ESL instructor and we teach over 100 highly-motivated students at our school.  During each 2 hour class, a portion of the time is set aside to view the Pronunciation Workshop videos. There are over 70 languages represented at our school. English is our common denominator, the way we communicate with each other. Because the nations of origin are many, and our students’ pronunciations of words are so diverse, I’m particularly impressed with the way Paul identifies specific pronunciation pitfalls which are quite different for someone from Germany or Russia than for someone from one of the Asian countries. I also love the way he emphasizes and has “us” practice the tongue and lip positions, the voiced and unvoiced sounds that make understandable English possible. For some, it’s quite a steep learning curve, but as he demonstrates, and we follow his instructions and examples, I can quickly see and hear the changes in the way our students speak. It is a joy to see this diverse group of immigrants from nations all over the world, watching and listening with rapt attention to these videos, then pronouncing the sounds, words and sentences with you. We have students from Russia, Argentina, China, Korea, Mexico, Iran...and many other countries.

One of my students said, “I want to speak like an American.” And that’s exactly what this course helps him to do. Though I’ve volunteered in several ESL programs over the years, none of them offered this essential component.  Understandable English is essential! 

Carolyn Cobb, ESL Instructor, Peace Center, United States

In less than two months, there has been an incredible change and improvement in my speaking skills, and my friends cannot believe it. They all want to know the secret.

Your program is extremely useful and has really helped me to improve my English. I started with Paul, one of the best teachers I’ve ever had, about three months ago. At that time, I couldn’t speak English well and I was feeling frustrated and nervous when I spoke English. Surely, I told them all about Pronunciation Workshop... I say to anyone who wants to learn perfect English “Don’t hesitate, start now and sign up for the Pronunciation Workshop Course". Thanks so much to everyone who contributed in this wonderful effort.

Dr. Ahmad Alrawashdeh, Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Jordan

I am writing this and tears are coming out of my eyes because I found my confidence and I have more success in my life than I thought was possible, thanks to your wonderful program. This is an awesome feeling - to be confident. Thank you a million times! I am still enjoying the results I received from Paul's course. I continue to improve every day and I keep getting compliments from the Americans who in most cases can't believe I wasn't born in the US! Thanks to the program I was actually able to take a big step and continue my career in teaching English as a second language! This once again confirms the fact that the course was life-changing for me.

Dzina Lappo, ESL Tutor, Belarus

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There simply is no better English training than this program. A sure sign that your foreign accent is fading away is when you notice that fewer people ask you "Where do you come from?” Your whole training course is an amazing resource that gives real results.

I've been struggling with trying to tone down my Polish accent ever since I arrived in this country many years ago. I bought and went through many different accent reduction programs. But I found that your Pronunciation Workshop is excellent, has well organization material, and you offer a very good and engaging presentation. With the mid-western accent from Illinois, you offer your training in the most desirable accent in America, the one most often heard on the news, and the one closest to standard General American that film and theater schools recommend for actors. The parts of the course I most often return to are vowels. Your course finally taught me how to pronounce some of those vowels in American English that are not present in Polish.

The Pronunciation Workshop also helped me with acquiring the American “R” sound. There may be other parts of the course useful to others because they address different areas than mine. The part of the course on tongue twisters and on pronunciation of all American states is very entertaining.

I am using it now in the mode that you may not have envisioned: I go over the course and over and over again! Why? Because I want to hear and see you pronounce the words in context and I want to mimic you by speaking simultaneously. In a nutshell, I want to learn your pronunciation and accent style and patterns. Great job!

Dr. Zbigniew J. Kabala, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Duke University, Poland

I have tried different programs and techniques, but they did not make much difference, and my speech remained heavily accented. The Pronunciation Workshop opened my eyes to my mistakes! I have been living in the United States for 18 years, but no matter how hard I tried, my accent did not improve. I purchased your product last year and have been using it consistently. What a wonderful program! I wanted Paul to know that his product is excellent and I absolutely love it!

By watching Paul Gruber making sounds correctly, I was able to understand what I have been doing wrong all these years! The program is well-structured; each lesson addresses one or two common speech problems in an easy-to-learn and fun way! Thank you very much for your wonderful product!

Svetlana Overbaugh, College Professor of Economics, Russia

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I want to let you know that I’ve passed all my English proficiency exams. The professor was always asking me to show the other international students the correct pronunciations of words and how to adjust their pronunciation like me!

Your videos definitely were a great contributor to my success in completing my Master’s Degree. I could not have done it without your help. You’ve always kept the topics interesting, taught me how to improve efficiently, and taught me what areas to focus on so that my pronunciation is clear and correct.

Today, I feel more comfortable when speaking with Americans and I am able to recognize any pronunciation mistakes when I hear them. Thank you so much for all your time and help!

Mazen A. Shehadeh, Ernst & Young, Jordan

The single act of buying Paul's course literally changed my life forever. At the end of each session, you really feel that you are becoming more fluent and confident. This will be the best course you’ve ever taken and I speak from experience. I have been teaching for 13 years and written 6 books while back in Brazil. 

As a professor, I believe that teaching is not about how much knowledge we share with others; it is about how much of what we teach is actually being learned. Unfortunately, many of us know first-hand that a heavy foreign accent can mercilessly convert great educators into average lecturers, just like that. Paul, it has been 8 years since I first bought your training course and because of you I am giving my students the best of myself by providing them the ability to completely understand what I have to teach them. The confidence I now have in the way I speak and the certainty that my students are learning is so gratifying. You may not realize this, but you have made a tremendous impact in education and we owe you a debt of gratitude.

Melina Johnson, College Professor, Brazil

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Your method is staggering; I saw improvement very quickly by following your simple pieces of advice. I cannot express how valuable this training was. As you know, I used your Pronunciation Workshop program to improve my accent and English skills before joining Harvard Business School. I had tried numerous books and audio materials but they were complicated and lacked the immediate feedback I was looking for. Paul, with your help, I was able to focus only on the essentials. My Live Training via Skype was much fun and very convenient. The sessions were very flexible and delivered the tricks I needed to get an American accent quickly. Thanks to you, I feel so much more confident now!

Gonzague M., Business Major, Harvard Business School, France

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‘Wow, Mom! You sound great!’ Oh, what a compliment… and that after only a few weeks! I should have done this years ago! I want to thank you for your time and effort to help me. You have lots of patients and I admire you. We had great fun during the Live Session last night. After the Training Session with you, I rejoined my family and we spoke English for awhile. They can’t believe how fast I have improved. This course is an investment and a real confidence builder. Thank you once again.

Dr. Erna Oliver, Ph.D. University of South Africa, South Africa

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