生徒さんの声

 "Eric helped me for my off-Broadway show, "I and Me & You and I" in the fall of 2007 at 45 Bleecker's Theater, not only to teach the lines but also give me much advice as an actor and a director. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

 - 山村美知さん (女優、アナウンサー)

"彼の指導は、徹底的です。60分なら60分のレッスンの間中、全力を傾けて、生徒が、英語を話すネイティブスピーカーの口の中で、いったいなにが起きているのかを具体的に知り、体得できるように、指導してくれます。時には、口の中までじっくり見るように、すすめられます。レッスンを録音して持ち帰ることも奨励されます。なんどもなんども、繰り返し、accurateな英語の発話ができるまで、熱心にコーチしてくれます。自分にとって不確かな音、発話に自信が持てない英語を口にするときの不安は、英語のネイティブ・スピーカーでなければ、誰もが経験し、常に抱えていることだと思いますが、Thal氏とのレッスンにおいて、自分の、不確かな音をそのまま受け止めてもらい、ひとつひとつ丁寧に修正を加えて、みっちり熱のこもった指導を受けた、その時間の積み重ねが、普段の日常生活で、ネイティブ・スピーカーを相手に英語で会話する時間に、大きな安心感や余裕をもたらしてくれます。たとえうまく音を生み出せなかったとしてもです。それは、自分の頭の中で、「かくあるべき」という音がすでに理解されているからです。このことは、テレビや映画や、どなたかの講演を聞いたり、人と会話したりするときの、すべての聞き取り能力をも、格段に確かなものにしてくれます。" 

- R.T.さん

 

"When I had the lessons with Eric, I really saw the light. Since his teaching method was a theoretical ( logical ) approach and systematic, the lessons were very enjoyable and I could improve my English speaking capability in a short time."

- Emiko Kanisawaさん

 

"Eric is a very patient and flexible teacher and cares about his student’s improvement. Now I am more conscious about movement of the mouth. What I like about him is that he tries to correct my Japanese accent but he also respects individualities to save some good part of me.  His background as an actor in film/theater is one of his strengths to teach me how to speak in front of people.  Thank you very much, Eric." 

 - Yukieさん

 

"Eric Thal is a very sincere and dedicated teacher. He helped me a lot within a short time."

 - Hirokoさん

 

"Eric is a great teacher who is detail oriented and really serious about improving my accent.  I think this is crucial because for an intermediate English speaker, the difference between an American accent and his own accent is sometimes subtle.  However, I now feel that this subtle difference makes a great improvement in sounding like an American."

- Hiroyuki Fukudaさん

 

"I'm convinced my English has become much better thanks to Eric. Before I met him I was wondering why sometimes I couldn't make myself understood even though I thought I used grammatically correct English. But Eric helped me to solve the problem. It was just because my English wasn't pronounced correctly. Those mistakes in an accent are too subtle to realize for someone like me whose first language is not English, But as I took his lesson, I became aware of the sound difference in my speech.He has a lot of knowledge not only about accents. Sometimes he pointed out mistakes I made in conversation, and it was also helpful for me to improve my skill. He is so serious and professional, and the lesson was so fun and effective that I was always motivated." 

- M. Hさん