About Our Clients

Linguistic Profiles of Triangle Speech Services’ Clients:

  • They began learning to understand, read and write English in elementary or middle school.
  • They had native-born teachers who spoke accented English.
  • Most did not have to speak conversational English until they arrived in the USA.
  • Many have doctorate degrees; some were earned from universities in the USA.
  • Some with severe accents have been here for a few months; some for 18-20 years.

ALL of our clients reported experiencing frequent “communication breakdowns” in which their spoken messages were not understood.

I’m now more confident. There are now fewer situations where an American asks me to repeat what I’ve just tried to tell him.

Cristina Armas Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar who conducted research in biology at Duke University from 2005 to 2007: Spain, Spanish

FEW of our clients had ever received helpful feedback or corrections of their errors in pronunciation, intonation or grammar.

For over 18 years I (have) lived in the United States and nobody corrected my English pronunciation like Ms. Bergman did. My English speaking has improved tremendously just within three and a half months.

Financial Analyst: China, Mandarin

NOT A SINGLE ONE of our clients had ever previously had a systematic analysis or a written report which clearly explained the elements creating his or her foreign accent!!

Our clients are a cross section of the foreign-born professionals living or studying in the Triangle.

  • College professors, a post-doctoral fellow in biology, an MBA candidate, biochemists,  biomedical graduate research fellows, chemical engineers, statisticians, a geneticist, electrical engineers, mechanical  and industrial engineers
  • Corporate and credit union managers, IT managers, software developers and testers
  • Physicians, nurses, nurse educators, a clinical pharmacist, a medical technologist, a dental hygienist
  • Market researchers,  statisticians
  • A journalist, ESL, “Outward Bound” and preschool teachers
  • An administrative assistan

Our clients’ native languages include:

  • Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Malay
  • Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi (languages of India), Nepali
  • Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Hebrew
  • Bosnian, Russian, Norwegian, French, Italian, Turkish
  • Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Dangme, Ga, Ibo, Ikwerre, Twi, Swahili, Kikuyu, Kisii, Kirundi, Geabo, Amharic (languages of Africa)

Corporate sponsors of accent reduction training with Triangle Speech Services include:

  • Advanced Energy
  • Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc.
  • Altec Industries, Inc.
  • Atex Technologies, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • C-Bridge Corporation
  • Center for Community Self-Help
  • Child Care Network (“More At Four” Preschools)
  • D. Miller & Associates PA
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Duke Hospital
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glenaire Retirement Community
  • IBM
  • iContact
  • John Deere Company
  • Kirby and Holt LLP
  • Lord Corporation
  • Pepsi Bottling Ventures
  • Piedmont Biofuels
  • Quanta Technology
  • Radix, Inc.
  • Red Hat
  • Reichhold Inc.
  • Symyx Technologies
  • Triangle Orthopaedic Associates P.A.
  • Urogenix
  • Verde-Wood International

“I want to thank you for all you have done for [our employee] and us. It is obvious that you care tremendously and because of that, the value you provide is far beyond any amount of monetary compensation we could afford. His ability to overcome his accent has been remarkable. His confidence and communication performance have improved significantly. He occasionally slips back when he is excited, nervous or not thinking.” [When we remind him] “…he demonstrates that he has the ability by speaking clearly, concisely and accurately.”

A Senior VP and Manager

Our clients are a talented and linguistically gifted group. Many speak three or more languages fluently. It is our great pleasure to assist them in enhancing their professional careers by improving their oral communication skills in English.