NW SOAR delivers custom designed accent modification classes at your workplace or home in Clark County and the Portland Metro Area. We also hold group and individual pronunciation classes at our training center in Vancouver, Washington.
NW SOAR is owned by Nicole Kaup. Ms. Kaup is a professional ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor with 16 years experience teaching adults from all over the world. She has taught students at colleges, language schools and universities, as well as professionals in private companies and individuals and small groups. She has degrees in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Spanish and business, in addition to advanced training in American English pronunciation, accent reduction techniques and teaching methodologies. Ms. Kaup recently spent two years working in China, teaching at a teachers' college, training in-service teachers and conducting pronunciation and teaching workshops throughout China and Mongolia. In addition, she speaks Spanish fluently and has a working knowledge of Portuguese, German and Mandarin Chinese.