Beginning in Fall 2015, the Baruch MFE Program is offering a Tools for Clear Speech Seminar to Baruch MFE students with professional speech consultants in a two students to one consultant setting, followed by one-on-one sessions in the Spring 2016 semester.
Based on its success, the seminar will continue to be offered to incoming cohorts of Baruch MFE students every year.
The seminar is structured around improving the following areas:
- Speak English more clearly
- Communicate more effectively with other English speakers
- Speak confidently in interviews
- Use American English more appropriately
The Tools for Clear Speech Seminar begins with an individual assessment of English speech and concludes with an exit assessment on the same skills. The average scores this year improved from an average of 6.6 (on a scale from 1-10, with 10 native speaker proficiency) to 7.3 by the end of the Fall semester.