Last updated:  May 30, 2015
Accent Reduction In English Speech
A-R-I-E-Speech
Is your accent holding you back?
Do people have a hard time
understanding you?

You can decrease your accent
50%-60% on average
in Accent Reduction classes
with Helene Spierman.
In person in the NYC area -
and ANYWHERE via Skype or the phone!
Helping ALL people speak English clearly.
Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent
Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent
Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent
Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent
Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent
Modify your foreign or regional accent
Modify your foreign or regional accent Modify your foreign or regional accent
Helene Spierman, speech coach
Helene R. Spierman is a teacher and clinician of many years experience working with students privately and
in group classes. She holds a BA in Speech/Drama from the City College of NY and a certificate in the
Compton P-ESL method from the Institute of Language and Phonology.
         A native English speaker, she is also fluent in Spanish, German and French, with singing knowledge of Russian, Italian, Latin, Hebrew, Yiddish, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Ladino, Dutch and Armenian as well. A classically trained singer, she has performed (as Helene Williams) on four continents, and has also acted in films and commercials and recorded new music on several labels.
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    Co-founder of The Bronx Opera Company, in 1998 she founded RegoSpeech, changing her business name to Accent Reduction In English Speech (A-R-I-E-Speech) when she moved to Valley Stream, New York in August, 1999.
    Currently, Helene is an adjunct at Baruch College, doing one-on-one tutoring for non-native English speakers in the student population through the Tools for Clear Speech program.  She was the sole Instructor of Accent Reduction at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY from 2001 to 2011, designing and teaching the accent reduction curriculum for the Office of Continuing Education.  In 2002, she and three of her Queensborough students were interviewed by a reporter from the Voice Of America, and the program was broadcast all over the world.   She worked with first-year resident doctors at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center from 2005 to 2009,  until those classes fell victim to NY State budget cuts.
Corporate Programs for your company's unique needs.
COMING SOON:
What happens in class?
Individual classes or small group sessions.
My studio or your location - or on the phone or Skype.
Testimonials -- What do former students think of our courses?  Click here to find out!
Location, Map
  & Driving Instructions
Voice of America Interview --  Click here to read the text.
Call 516-825-2939 for free consultation
or E-mail: helenespierman@gmail.com
Private Tutoring for specific presentations
and special occasions:
Guided self-study option using materials you already have.
- interviews
- speeches
- auditions