As a non-native Spanish speaker currently living in Spain, I empathize with my clients over the challenges of communicating with a foreign accent.
The fear of speaking loudly in a restaurant to ask for the check is one example of what makes me appreciate the sensitivities involved when speaking with a non-native accent. It can be difficult (even embarrassing) when strangers, or even peers, don't understand my pronunciation and ask me to repeat what I say.
As your accent coach, my goal is to help you improve your American English accent so that you are understood the first time you speak and that you feel confident when doing so. I believe your message deserves to be heard and that together, we can reduce the possibilities for embarrassment when speaking.
The best time to improve your accent is now. - Lilly Lichaa
LILLY LICHAA, M.S., CCC-SLP
Accent Modification Coach, Speech-Language Pathologist
Meet Your Coach
As a speech-language pathologist, I have been uniquely qualified to instruct people on how to pronounce sounds since 2007. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, I worked in public schools and in private practices for nine years before moving to Spain in 2016.
Teaching American English pronunciation is my passion. It combines my extensive knowledge of speech therapy with teaching English - two areas of my training that I deeply enjoy.
As an accent modification coach and English teacher (I earned a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate in 2016), I have supported my clients with their language development, work-related pronunciation, and overall skills as an English speaker.
Seeing my clients' enthusiasm over their pronunciation improvements and watching them become confident speakers in their personal and professional lives is a great reward.