Accent Reduction Head Trainer
Lisa Mojsin is the author of the book, “Mastering the American Accent,” and the creator of “The American Accent Course” DVDs. Ms. Mojsin has over 20 years of experience teaching accent reduction and communication skills to professionals from a variety of cultural backgrounds both in the US and overseas. She speaks five languages and holds a Master Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has also studied in France and Germany. She taught at Santa Monica College for fifteen years. She has also been a professor at UCLA-Extension, Loyola Marymount University, West Los Angeles College, and Otis College of Art and Design. Her bachelor’s degree is from UCLA where she majored in French language and literature with a minor in German. She also holds a post baccalaureate from UCLA.
She specializes in working with clients in the entertainment industry such as actors, newscasters and announcers, where accurate pronunciation of English is a must. Her typical non-entertainment industry clients in the LA area are foreign born physicians, lawyers, software engineers and corporate professionals.
In addition to accent reduction teaching, Ms. Mojsin has extensive experience teaching college courses such as: English Writing and Grammar, Intercultural Communication, Business English, Academic Writing, TOEFL Preparation and Oral Communication. She believes that accent reduction and correct usage of the English language go hand in hand. Ms. Mojsin custom designs lessons to correct both the language skills such as grammar/sentence structure and the sound of her clients’ speech. Lisa is also passionate about teaching English grammar and is currently writing an advanced grammar book. She loves talking about English grammar, so feel free to ask her difficult grammar questions!
She has also taught the French language and has worked as an interpreter and translator. She has worked in Germany, China, New Zealand and France. Accurate communication has been the overriding goal of her professional career.
She is the founder of Accurate English and she personally trains the Accurate English instructors in the methods that she as developed.
She is an amateur photographer and can often be found at Venice Beach, which is near her office in Los Angeles, taking photos of the beach sunset.
Lisa Mojsin is one of the best accent reduction coaches out there!!! I used to have a heavy accent, and almost everyone in the Hollywood entertainment industry asked me where I was from. After having attended an acting conservatory and taking accent reduction group classes for two years, I improved a lot, but I still had traces of an accent and some industry professionals still asked me where I was from. With just FOUR one-on-one sessions with Lisa, she was able to pinpoint the exact areas that needed improvement: I practiced on my own afterwards and now I hardly ever get told that I have an accent (much, much improved!!!). I couldn’t have done it without Lisa’s specificity, attention to detail, crystal clear explanation of the American accent and, needless to say, her incredibly sweet and professional demeanor. At times she even demonstrated how I pronounced in my native tongue accent — very accurate — and how an American would sound, which helped tremendously! It takes patience and time, but it’s well worth it. Thank you, Lisa!
Jordann Kimley – actor (Jordannkimley.com)
Lisa Mojsin is such a perfectionist. After working for nearly a decade with professional speech pathologists and various accent reduction teachers, I have found Lisa to be the most effective. I am now getting work as an actor because I no longer have an accent. She’s straight to the point and wastes no time. I have recommended her to so many people!
Jeanne Di Silvo (Research Scientist)
Nobody had ever been able to tell me what exactly was wrong with my speech until I took the Accurate English accent reduction course. There was a noticeable difference in my speech after only a few lessons. I see this course as an investment in my future. I learned how to strengthen my “Chinese tongue” to create the sounds of good American English.
Laura Tian, China
Lisa is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. She identified and pinpointed my problems during my first several classes. She then corrected patiently one problem at one time. I now feel more confident in speaking. Some of my friends told me that I speak English just like a native English speaker. I still have a bit of an accent, but my accent has been dramatically reduced by Lisa’s help.
Dr. Daniel Barrio, (clinical laboratory director, Specialty Laboratories)
The Accurate English accent reduction courses should be a “must” for all professionals whose foreign accent gets in the way of clear communication.Taking the courses has greatly improved my pronunciation of American English sounds and made a big difference in my speech. My presentations at work are much better. I speak with more confidence and authority.
Sabina B. – (actress, Los Angeles, CA)
I feel more confident going after the acting roles that I really want. As an actress in Hollywood, I used to get upset about people always asking me where I was from. She’s more than just a great instructor – she’s a great motivational coach!
Dr. Shoji Maruyama, (Senior Vice President, Specialty Laboratories)
I was invited by an American firm to lead a major project in the U.S. I began working with Ms. Mojsin a few weeks after my arrival in the U.S. The accent reduction program was exactly what I needed. I was very impressed with her linguistic talent, professionalism and experience.
Mikano Fukaya, Actress, Japan
I am so glad that I came down from Seattle to attend your intensive course. Your instructions were precise, accurate and full of revelations. I got exactly what I needed.
I cannot believe that I have lived in the U.S. for so long and didn’t take a course like this until now. I would recommend it any non-native speaker of English who is serious about moving ahead in the business world. These accent reduction courses get results.
|UCLA Medical Center||Microsoft||UCLA External Affairs Department|
|Northrop Grumman||The Brazilian Consulate|
|International Olympic Committee||Lucent Technologies||Specialty Laboratories|
|The Los Angeles Times||Accenture||Directv – AT&T|
|Veteran’s Hospital – West Los Angeles||Ernst and Young||Kaiser Permanente|
|Samsung||Loyola Marymount University||Otis College of Art and Design|
|Raytheon Missile Systems||Southern California Edison||Santa Monica College|
|Exponent||Westside Extension||USC Law School|
|Fonterra, New Zealand||J.D. Power and Associates||USC Business School|
|Amgen||Univision – Spanish television||David Taussig and Associates|
|Hewlett- Packard||Fed-Ex||Yahoo Inc.|
|Cisco Systems||Nestle||El Pollo Loco Inc.|
|Sheppard Mullin Law Firm||WWCOT Architecture||Sigue Corporation|
|HBO||Canadian Consulate||M Chemical Corp|
|Imperial Capital Bank||International Rectifier||UCLA Extension|
|Southern California Edison||Cal Trans||Neutrogena|
|99 Cent Only Stores (corporate offices)||LA County Dept of Parks and Recreation||Numerous Actors in the Los Angeles Area|
|Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital||Continental Data Graphics||Nestle|
|ZS Associates||Barcode Specialties||McKinsey and Company Consulting|
|Logitech||Belkin Electronics||Country Villa Health Services|
|Navcom Technologies||Latham & Watkins Law Firm||St. John’s Seminary
|Alcon Labs||NERA Economic Consulting||Johnson & Johnson|
|Analytic Investors||Citibank||San Gabriel Valley Medical Center|
|Karl Storz -(medical devices)||TV and film sets||ARUP Engineering|