English Clarification Coaching

We all speak with an accent!  

One accent is no better than another!

Yet, many, who are required to speak in public, to committees, to clients, to an audience, are asked to or encouraged to either :

1.  gently clarify their intonation/pronunciation in their own accented English

2.  or modify  to a more ‘GENERAL NORTH AMERICAN”  - “or “neutral” sound. 

As in any work situation, it is not about what is right or wrong, but what is appropriate for the particular work. 

Yet, one does NOT have to deny part of one’s identity while speaking in a “General North American” sound.  On the contrary, modifying only some aspects of rhythm, intonation and pronunciation can lead to more CLARITY OF THOUGHT AND SIMPLY ALLOW THE LISTENER TO UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW YOU -THE SPEAKER - WITH MORE EASE.


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Gad Elmaleh: This American Life

Radio Show  October 2016

English and Comedy Rhetoric Coach for Gad Elmaleh  Carnegie Hall Feb 2017

I do not teach ESL (English as a Second Language), meaning grammar, vocabulary, idiom.  Accuracy and fluency in the language of English is necessary to work towards English Clarification in accent. I have worked on English Clarification and Speech skills with many individuals in the corporate world and Francophone Theatres.


Some companies include:


GL group (Germanischer Lloyd AG)


CAE Montreal

Recochem Montreal


French Theatre Companies:                  French Actors in Film/TV/Theatre

TOUT A TRAC                                                                          Gad Elmaleh

 THEATRE DE LA PiRE-ESPECE                                           Remy Gerard

THEATRE DE L’OEIL                                                               Gerard Darmon

THEATRE 4Dart                                                                       Mitsou

JEUNESSES MUSICALES DU CANADA                                 Benedicte DeCary

ESPACE GO                                                                              Karine Vanasse

RIDEAU VERT                                                                    Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin

THEATRE LE GROS  MECANO                                                Yves Jacques

THEATRE DE LA PIRE-ESPECE                                               Toby Pelletier

                                                                                                   Jean Marchand

                                                                                                   Jean -Marc Genereux

                                                                                                   Stephane Demers

                                                                                                   Anne Marie Cadieux

On set with Mitsou Gelinas for MITSOU'S KITCHEN

“Wicked Old Songs”

‘La musique inquiétante’

Rideau Vert/The Segal Centre, Montreal

2009/2010 Best English Language Production

L’Association Quebecoise des Critiques de Theatre


Emile Proulx-Cloutier

English language and American Accent

Jean Marchard (at piano) Austrian accent