Welcome to Linguistic Consulting
Dr. Caroline Latterman is an Ivy-League graduate and holds a PhD in Linguistics, a Masters of Education with a specialization in Intercultural Communication, and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Languages (French, Spanish).
She applies sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic methodology with schools, individuals, and businesses in a variety of meaningful ways:
Research-based Professional Development that directly leads to higher student achievement and increased test scores. Teachers’ negative attitudes towards non-standard language varieties adversely affect student achievement, yet educating teachers about the varieties and giving them strategies to facilitate students’ acquisition of linguistic skills positively increases student performance. Dr. Latterman’s work interweaves several bodies of research and the results show that her methodology powerfully improves student achievement.
Non-native speakers are taught to modify their accents so that Americans are better able to understand them. This often leads to promotions, raises, and career advancement. Dr. Latterman has worked with speakers from a variety of language backgrounds, including India, Russia, Japan, Brazil, France, Ecuador, Korea, Argentina, Venezuela, the United States, and more.
Businesses lose considerable amounts of money due to miscommunication, and promoting from within is much more cost effective than hiring externally. Linguistic Consulting offers one-on-one and group sessions to help native English speaking and non-native employees communicate more effectively. We offer Accent Reduction lessons that enable non-native speakers to speak English more clearly, and this in turn lessens miscommunication, increases trust among clients, and gives your employees more confidence when speaking and working. Happier and more confident employees benefit businesses in numerous ways, and Accent Reduction lessons impact employees’ sense of self and productivity. Additionally, we offer communication and presentation skills lessons to native English speakers, and we solve communication issues that may be keeping some employees from advancing.