I would recommend Naomi‘s services to anyone who needs help being clearly understood in English. She delivers services that change people’s lives by improving their communication skills, not just their accent.
Naomi worked with two members of my clergy team, one Vietnamese and the other Mexican; both had different communication issues. Naomi carefully and skillfully tailored her services to fit their needs, and I was privileged to see their growth and improvement over the months of hard work. Seeing my two teammates become more accepted and self-confident in the dominant, English speaking culture has been a great thing to witness and the whole church noticed their growth.
– Director of a Prominent City Church, Philadelphia, PA
I wish I’d started 15 years ago! After working with Naomi for a number of months, I already feel a big difference. People don’t ask me to repeat myself as much, and I’ve learned how to listen to my own voice and self-correct. My colleagues commented on my progress and I feel so much more confident!
Recently, I created a presentation for work, and realized how much the tools I’ve received from AccentAccurate have helped me. I told Naomi, "This is so helpful! I love it – and I’ll never let you go!"
– Market Development Director at a medical device company, Branford, MA, native Spanish speaker
Naomi and Accent Accurate did a great job helping me with my accent! Learning a second language is hard, and they gave me a lot of help.
– Student, Decatur, GA, native Portuguese speaker
Naomi is super professional and knows exactly what to work on when trying to get rid of that pesky American accent. She has a great attitude and provides a comfortable working environment. Although I'm still a novice, and I wouldn't say that I'm speaking with an Israeli accent, but I have been able to reduce the things that call me out as an American (I'll get you soon ר). She applies Speech Therapy / Language principles to go about everything in a scientific way. I highly recommend!
– IT Specialist/Programmer, Herzliya, Israel
Book your sessions now! You won't regret it. Naomi is an amazing language coach and a lovely person to talk to. She is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the content of every lesson as well as the teaching process. You will be provided with abundant course material, numerous ways to practice and improve. I feel so lucky to have had Naomi as my coach. The improvement has been obvious to people around me, and I look forward to continuing the learning journey with her!
– Graduate Student, Yale University, native Chinese Speaker
Naomi is simply wonderful! She helped me not only with the physical details of accurate pronunciation, but also helped me learn and understand the cultural differences that affect peoples' perception of my speech. Yesterday I gave a ten minute presentation and asked a friend to record it so that I could hear myself talking, and the difference between yesterday and a talk I gave 6 months ago (and also have on video) is amazing! I highly recommend working with Naomi if you feel like communication is an important part of your work or even if you feel the need for clearer communication in your day to day life.
-Practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Beer Sheva, Israel
“Working together on my accent with Naomi was a wonderful and constructive experience. Excellent results. I recommended 100 %”
- CEO, New Haven, native Spanish speaker
"Naomi is an excellent instructor. She pays attention to small details. It was a pleasure to work with her. Highly recommended."
- Physician, New Haven, native Bengali speaker
“This is a really helpful course. Naomi is definitely an expert in the field. She has helped me improve my pronunciation (vowels and consonants), fluent speaking (linking and intonation), and more. She is also an expert with interview preparation and helped me prepare for my job interview. I really appreciate it. I've already completed two 12-session packages, and I'm hoping to complete one more 12-session package. Really helpful!”
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, native Chinese speaker
"I was fortunate to find AccentAccurate to tackle my non-native Hebrew accent. Naomi Shiloh applies her professional Speech and Language training to the task of accent repair and is a pioneer in the Hebrew accent arena. She has a profound understanding of the various components that comprise what we lay people refer to as "accent" which is much more than simply pronouncing vowels and consonants in the correct way. I find her broad analysis on the many components of my fluent Hebrew to be very valuable; we work on cadence and intonation as well as diction and pronunciation. Naomi's background growing up truly bilingual from the earliest age provides her with a superior ear for accents and errors. If you are serious about improving your Hebrew accent, I cannot recommend Ms. Shiloh's company highly enough."
- College Professor, USA, native English Speaker
"Naomi has been a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven for the past three years. Naomi is professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to the cause of Literacy Volunteers. Her lessons are well planned and include a variety of activities to help non-native speakers improve their English language skills. As an accent specialist, Naomi also incorporates accent and pronunciation activities into her lessons. Our students frequently express their appreciation to Naomi for all she teaches them. As the ESL coordinator, I too appreciate all Naomi does for her students and for our organization."
- ESL Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers at Gateway, New Haven, CT
"I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience working with Naomi. Naomi prepared my son, and daughter for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Prior to meeting with Naomi, neither spoke any Hebrew. This was a tall task, but with a lot of hard work, my kids read from the Torah with perfection! Naomi was very patient, kind and compassionate throughout the process. Naomi sets high, but not unreasonable standards and gives the tools to succeed. She was able to motivate, as well as customize lessons. Naomi clearly has a passion for teaching, and any student of hers is in the best of hands!"
- Hebrew student/parent, Beverly, MA
"Naomi has worked closely with my daughter for over a year in preparation for her bat mitzvah. As a parent, I have greatly appreciated Naomi's professionalism, flexibility, clear communication and feedback, reliability, kindness, follow-up, and—importantly—her general demeanor. It is obvious that Naomi loves her work and is eminently qualified to do it. My daughter's progress with Naomi—in both technical Hebrew and general confidence with the language—cannot be overstated. She has felt guided and encouraged throughout the relationship. Perhaps most tellingly, she has asked to continue her work with Naomi after the bat mitzvah. I am not certain that higher praise exists."
- Hebrew student/parent, Ipswich, MA
“Naomi presented a workshop on American English Accent and Pronunciation last spring. It was a good introduction to accent reduction and phonetics. The presentation was well attended and well received. We are looking forward to Naomi's next workshop, and to working with her again!”
- Adult Literacy Services Coordinator, New Haven Public Library