As an adjunct instructor at MIIS, I have taught Standard American English (Accent Reduction) and Public Speaking for interpreters since 1996. A professional actor for over thirty years with a Master's degree in Performance with emphasis on voice and diction, I also teach theatre for Monterey Peninsula College and am Actor-In-Residence for the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel. I have authored Speak Like an American, a program for rapid learning and comprehension of the Standard American English dialect and use it in my classes.
Dialects, voice, and diction
MA, Performance, California State University, San Jose; BA, Theater Arts, Whitman College
Courses offered in the past four years.
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TIAG 8501 - Public Speaking ▹
Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS
TIAG 8592 - Standrd Amer Eng(Accent Reduc)
This course is designed to give the student a program of rapid learning and understanding of the Standard American English dialect. Homework consists of practicing the vocal exercises and the weeks’ text work. Students will be required to speak in class each week portions of the text and asked to practice all of the text on their own.
Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS