LANS Recommendations

What former graduates have to say about the power of the LANS accent correction method!

I took Sandra’s LANS Pronounce and Speak Fluently Course where I learned English pronunciation patterns that I couldn’t learn in Japan. She persistently corrected my incorrect pronunciation accent during our class and now I use proper English pronunciation.
Moreover, I corrected my English intonation and accent through practice reading. The medical practice reading was essential to my successful presentation at an International Medical Conference.
Thank-you very much.

Dr. Hiroaki Nakashima

Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon, Cervical Spine Research Society 2014 Award for Spinal Cord Research,, NeuroScience Research Fellow Toronto Western Hospital

Her teaching methodology for physical mouth movements, spelling patterns, and reading tips, are so structured that you can easily understand and memorize them. Because she knows challenges that various non-native speakers are facing, she can focus on your problems effectively and efficiently. Not only have I improved my pronunciation to date, but I’ve also acquired useful tools to continue self-training going forward. Time and money spent for her course was one of the most fruitful investments I ever made.

Akira Mizoguchi

Senior Manager | Financial Advisory, Deloitte

I’m a Registered Nurse in Japan, and I’ve lived in Canada for 3 and half years. Since I took Sandra’s lesson, I have confidence speaking English. Before, I used to shy away from speaking with people but now I’m not afraid to talk to people.
Nursing is my life, so I’d like to work as a nurse in Canada. Therefore, I’ve studied nursing at college. However, when I went to work as a student nurse (clinical practice) at the hospitals, I was shocked because many elderly patients and other staff could not understand my English. I found Sandra’s school, and took her lessons. She taught me a totally different tongue and lip movement than what I learned in Japan. Her techniques show us how to easily pronounce English correctly…… At the rehearsal, four group members complimented me on my clear English. Also two Canadian members advised two other foreign students that they could not understand their English……Sandra helped to improve my speaking, and we got 28/30 on the presentation.

Yukari Steponaitis

Registered Nurse

I would like to thank you for the help you gave me for the IELTS exam.
I took the exam and I got a great result.
Thank you very much Sandra!

Ayaka Praturion

Pet Groomer

I have taken the LANS course for 5 months. Thanks to Sandra, I improved my TOEFL score and corrected my English pronunciation and grammar a lot! I really appreciate it and in the future, I would like to take a class again!
Thank-you so much Sandra!

Dr. Satoshi Matsunaga

I’ve been working on vehicle design and Sandra’s English Classes were very helpful especially in describing my design idea with my expertise.
It is essential in the design field to convince our suppliers/members in the team I belong to move forward development projects with clearing concerns.
Thanks to my English pronunciation and ability to describe actions with prepositions have been improved by her classes, I have been able to express my idea with
high efficiency and enhancing persuasiveness.

Satoshi Obata

Engineer, Toyota Canada Inc.

I strongly recommend that you take LANS lessons if you really want to improve your English.
There are three reasons for this:
(1) Strategy: she has her own strategies to improve English skills. Especially, her pronunciation method is excellent. Different from many ESL teachers….
(2) Responsibility: she is a professional teacher and feels responsible for the improvement of her students…always tries to understand the status of her students’ English and thinks about how to solve problems effectively.
(3) Friendly: she is a very friendly and interesting person. … I guarantee that you will enjoy your time talking with her.

Kazuhiko Kobashi

Engineer and Consultant, McKinsey & Company

I got the maximum score on the listening part of the TOEIC test because I studied pronunciation with you!!
It really helped a lot.
I could understand much more easily what they said in English and that was amazing! I’m so happy to get this score:)
Thank you so much, Sandra!!

Kei Ito

I was awakened to the truth at my first lesson, I had a lot of misunderstandings about English pronunciation, even though I had learned English for 25 years in Japan. LANS lessons present us our common weak points and provides proper solutions …is well organized, necessary and sufficient. This is an important point for a busy business person. My English pronunciation was dramatically improved in a short period of time, I strongly recommend taking her lesson.

Dr. Hideki Tsubota

Cardiac Surgeon Research Fellow, Sunnybrook Health Science Center

I am on a Working Holiday Visa in a Canadian coffee shop. After taking the LANS Pronunciation course, it has been easier to communicate in English than before. I can talk with customers more easily and now enjoy my work much more. I think the reason is because I have more confidence in my pronunciation.

Shiori Sekine

Nurse

When I was working and I said “exchange or return” the customers didn’t understand me but now after studying the LANS course, the customers totally understand what I say so I am happy and think my pronunciation has improved, especially the R sound after only 7 hours studying with Sandra. I was surprised how fast I improved!
Thank-you Sandra.

Shoko Kawamoto

Retail Associate and Ballet Instructor

Thank you so much. When I came to Toronto, I noticed that I did not have much opportunity to improve my speaking skill in English Language Program in UofT. Before I met you my speaking score in esl school was very bad. Then I met you and took the LANS course. You really helped me to improve my speaking skill, especially pronunciation. I got an A at school in speaking! I became able to say my name in English with confidence, tell my opinion to friends appropriately and ask questions to strangers on the road without hesitation. I think I can seize more opportunities than before! I think you really changed my life!
Thank you so much.

Riko Tabuchi

Pharmacology Major

I looked forward to taking your class all the time. Your teaching was efficient. Before taking your
class, I had a lot of problems in speaking and I didn’t know how to pronounce every word. But I
understand it now! Thank-you for being patient and I will never forget the great time I had taking
the LANS Pronunciation Fluency class.

Rumi Ogata

Travel Agent

When I started working at a café in Toronto, I had difficulty with pronunciation so the customers couldn’t understand my English but soon after I started taking Sandra’s class, I didn’t need to repeat myself and customers told me my English improved a lot. I was surprised how quickly I improved!
I strongly recommend taking the LANS Pronunciation course if you don’t have confidence with your pronunciation. I loved taking this class!

Yukiko Ono

Café Server in Toronto (working holiday visa)

I was working in a Canadian hotel and after I took the LANS Pronunciation course my Canadian coworkers said my English improved a lot. Now I know how to correct my pronunciation by myself if I make a mistake!

Yuki Kawasumi

Business Management

I was very lucky to have had an opportunity to take Sandra’s lesson. I wanted to improve my English pronunciation as well as conversation. I tried some textbooks issued in Japan for English pronunciation.
However, nothing worked for me. They were too complicated and difficult to understand. Since I have taken Sandra’s lesson, I have received a lot of compliments on my pronunciation.
Her way of teaching was easy to understand for me and she told me how to work on it. She really knows Japanese students’ weak points and doesn’t give up until we get it. I learned not only pronunciation but also conversation and grammar. I needed someone to correct my errors in English which I am not aware of.
After I came back to Japan, I tried to find someone like her, but I didn’t find the right person. It is very difficult to find a teacher who can point out and correct our weak points like her.
I really recommend taking her lesson while you are in Toronto. She is also a kind of person who we can talk on many kinds of topic and a great person to be around too.

Emi Kano

Hi.  My name is Eun Sook from Korea.   Sandra has knowledge of the difference in pronunciation between Korean and English.  Furthermore, she has her own teaching system and explains easily how to pronounce English sounds…After studying with her I could pronounce the sounds I couldn’t before and my listening skill improved.

Eun Sook

I took the course with Sandra in 2014. I wanted to speak clear, improve my pronunciation. I work in the business environment and I wanted people to focus on my knowledge and experience not on my language and accent. What an amazing experience I had with Sandra. She identified my problems quickly, she knows the differences between languages. At the end of each class I was driving home happy, with more confidence, and practicing new for me sounds. She was very patient and we had lots of fun, as I was learning new tongue positions and sounds. I received so many compliments since I started this journey… I don’t speak perfect, I still work on my pronunciation, but I know for sure, that I sound better now. I am confident and I can correct myself if needed. I recommend Sandra’s classes, book and DVD with her lessons to anyone, who feels in need for improvement or to start learning English from the beginning. Speak like a Native Speaker.

Alexandra Berezovskaya

Real Estate Salesperson

Sandra helped me to fix my pronunciation and improve my speaking. Her explanations are always clear and easy to understand. After I studied with Sandra, I had confidence in my pronunciation and became able to speak more. Also, the speaking lesson with a movie helped me to speak and explain situations using reported speech and long sentences.I took an interpretation and translation course at one school after taking Sandra’s lesson. The contents and level of that course were quite difficult and high. If I hadn’t taken Sandra’s lesson, I couldn’t have kept up with that interpretation class.If you have a motivation in which you really want to improve your pronunciation and speaking and also if you review many times what you learned from Sandra, she absolutely will help you to improve them. She is a great teacher! I really appreciate her.

Tomomi Yano

My name is Yuka and I am from Japan.  I took Sandra’s class for around one and a half months and I have been here for 5 months.  I was very satisfied with her lessons.

First, her pronunciation theory is original and accurate and her method worked effectively for me.  For example, I discovered the difference between R and L which I hadn’t been able to distinguish since I came to Canada despite studying ESL at a language school.  She showed me how to move my mouth and I could feel  how English sounds work.

Second,  she has a strong ability with her ears.  She could hear the pronunciation mistakes I made whenever I talked and she corrected me.  I didn’t realize my mistake when I spoke, but after her explanation I understood everything.

Third, she is straight forward.  She doesn’t hesitate to point out errors.  I think this is very important to improve my English.  In my daily life, most of my Canadian acquaintances don’t correct me and even some of my English teachers.  That is an important skill for a teacher to have.

In addition, I like her personality.  I hope you will also enjoy talking about movies and various topics with her.

Yuka Ishii

I would like to say Thank-you Sandra!!!  You helped me so much.  I became more confident in speaking.  Your explanations were so comprehensible.  I’ve  started to use more words.  You taught me to choose the correct expression faster.  I felt so comfortable studying with you.  I was not afraid to say something in the wrong way because I knew you would correct me very softly.  Even if I repeated some mistakes several  times, you were so patient.  Your intelligence is so amazing.  It was very interesting to speak with you about any topic.
I’ve never had such a remarkable teacher!!!
Thank-you again.

Tatiana Vtany

Accountant

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