On my way to sucess

TOTAL ENGLISH IMMERSION – Skype and in-Person Lessons 

Do you feel you need help with just about everything? Maybe starting with speaking skills and pronunciation, and going from there? Or starting with other skills and eventually covering a few skills?


In this course, James will correct you and guide you (as necessary) in just about every aspect of the English language. All of James’ courses are individualized, even in small groups. In addition, James does not work from a curriculum. Each class depends on your needs. Although James strives to be organized, he is a creative and dynamic teacher, sometimes creating new exercises and techniques in the moment.


Students will have ample opportunity to speak and receive corrections. Questions are always welcome in James’ classes. This course presents students with the option to cover almost everything and anything English, depending on the duration of the course.


Skills that can be selected and covered in this course:

- Speaking and Conversation                                                               - Presentations and Speeches
- Pronunciation and Accent Reduction                                                - Fluency Expressions and Idioms
- Listening Comprehension                                                                  - Writing
- Business Fluency                                                                                 - Grammar (including prepositions)
- American Culture                                                                                - American Cultural Training
- Note-Taking


Sessions: 10 weeks + one free*

Length of class: 2 hours

Investment: $ 1,200.00

*Free 11th class for 10 sessions completed in 12 weeks

JUST ACCENT REDUCTION – Skype and in-Person Lessons

While everyone wants to overcome challenges and correct specific pronunciation problems, some people would like to speak English with a smoother, more native-sounding accent.  Many of them are incredibly successful people. For whatever reason, they have not gotten their pronunciation and accent to a level that is comfortable for them, not to mention the impact they sense it has on co-workers and other people around them. In some cases, the pronunciation is good, but students would like to achieve near-native fluency.

Both of the above situations bring great challenges while requiring patience, along with a commitment to practicing at home outside of class. In some cases, this can be a long-term process, lasting a year or longer.

James Kyrouz has created a unique system and a way of teaching that does not simply teach sounds and ways of moving the mouth. Among other things, James creates his own individual word configurations to deal with problem words and teaches students unique ways to use some vowel sounds to imitate speakers of American English. The teaching goes beyond these, however, and shows students a new way of looking at English that gives a feeling for and deeper understanding of how English really sounds. Beginning to implement and experience this “new way” in their own speaking for many people is unlike anything they have ever experienced in English before.


Some methodologies involved: Speaking, reading aloud, and repetition, along with specific techniques that can be practiced during the daily business of life. The international alphabet is not used.


These exciting courses are recommended for those who enjoy a more spontaneous but sustained approach that focuses on needs of the individual student(s) while in most cases bringing much better than expected results over time.

Sessions: 10 weeks + one free*

Length of class: 2 hours

Investment: $ 1,200.00

*Free 11th class for 10 sessions completed in 12 weeks

ADVANCED ENGLISH – Skype and in-Person Lessons

Have you been at English a long time and yet still feel that you can’t quite bring yourself to a higher level, hard as you try? Are you confused about what that next level is and how to get there? There is no need to go it alone.


James can help. His specialty is targeting the needs of professionals and students like you and finding solutions.


In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore fluency at the highest levels -- from finding the exact words and expressions you will need to express your ideas to making your pronunciation more relaxed and Americanized, from urgent grammar corrections to writing that you will make you confident.


An advanced listening program is also available as part of this program. It will largely be based on work outside of class.


James has considerable experience working successfully with advanced-level students, including business executives, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals. He enjoys challenging students and being challenged, answering all kinds of questions, almost always spontaneously.


Sessions: 10 weeks + one free*

Length of class: 2 hours

Investment: $ 1,200.00

*Free 11th class for 10 sessions completed in 12 weeks


1 hour or more ($100/hour)* -- Minimum $100 charge

NOTE:  This service is only available when James is not teaching and is free to work with others on short-term notice.


When James is not working with his regular students, he makes himself available to others on an “as-needed, as-available” basis. Here are some ways he can help:

  • Answering questions about grammar, pronunciation, and other aspects of English

  • Working with you to write or correct e-mails or other forms of quick writing.

  • Helping to edit speeches or talks, presentations, slides, brochures, etc.

  • Assisting with presentation preparation and delivery

  • Creating with you a listening enhancement program (to improve comprehension) for you to follow on your own


Feel free to inquire about other possibilities or to let James know what your needs are.