Ms. Pronunciation has been developed to equip students of all ages to succeed in a competitive era. Existing courses target some but not all of the principles that are practiced in these lessons. They use one or two methods, not four, to teach oral language skills. Therefore learning is slower and bad habits are more difficult to reprogram. This often leaves students disheartened and over or underwhelmed. Ms. Pronunciation reinforces learning by four, to provide greater opportunity to comprehend, store and retrieve information.
With the dawn of professional and social demands for world class English, an edge in communication knowledge is a real advantage. The curriculum addresses oral language gaps to develop speaking skills that are unrefined by mainstream education and natural acquisition. This is achieved by critically and dynamically teaching the art of speaking with the use of four major disciplines in the pursuit of English speaking mastery, fluency and effectiveness. The aim is to instil good communication habits to provide students with more 'wings' and more opportunities.
GOOD COMMUNICATION HABITS
- mindful body language
- communication etiquette
- articulate pronunciation
- correct use of language styles
- appropriate use of language
- oral social skills
- expressive language exchange
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Louise Crossley has developed the Ms. Pronunciation curriculum and methodology by combining her many years of English writing, researching, teaching, leading and learning into one effective framework.
Louise has been teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for 11 years and was a TESOL department Coordinator for 6 of those years. She has taught an Oral Language program at a Catholic Primary school (in collaboration with a speech pathologist) for 4 years. She worked as an English tutor for prep to year 12 for 2 years. She has taught English to refugee children (as part of the Horn of Africa Saturday School Program) for 4 years, and she is a published author of 6 books.
Louise has a Master in Secondary Education, a Master in TESOL Education, and a Degree in Professional Writing. She has completed courses in Voice Training, Cued Articulation, Sound Therapy, Integration Support, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT). She has also completed several course with The Great Courses - 'The Western Literary Canon in Context', 'Language Families of the World', 'Language A to Z', 'From Plato to Post-Modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author', and '36 Books that Changed the World', among others. Louise has also presented on these subjects for Colombia University, Monash University, OMEGA Christian Writers, World Writer's Collective, and at the World Language Teacher's Summit. This makes Louise both qualified and experienced in all areas of the Ms. Pronunciation four wings framework.