As a member, you will get your first one-hour session for free. After that, Alyson will offer you a competitive price.
A linguistic specialist in articulatory and acoustic phonetics, Alyson guides students in the self-awareness of speech, the implementation of systematic, evidence-based speech exercises, and setting and achieving goals using action planning. Alyson facilitates the transition of the accent by training the student to recognize and master the use of their speech anatomy and places and manners of articulating speech, the way a fitness coach trains an athlete to move their body.
Alyson Budd delivers supportive and empowering speech coaching and pronunciation lessons to adults who speak English as a second language. Alyson earned her bachelor's degree in speech science (linguistics and psychology) from the University of British Columbia in 2015. Following an NSERC-supported research grant, Alyson's team at the Interdisciplinary Speech Research Lab published peer-reviewed research on the phonetics of tongue bifurcation. When she's not researching phonetics and phonology, Alyson is also a road cyclist, musician, and lovingly tends a balcony vegetable garden. Alyson studies French as her second language. Adanac Accent Coaching is located in east Vancouver's Commercial Drive neighborhood, on Adanac Street.