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Minimize your accent and maximize your effectiveness as a communicator.

Focus on clarity, your unique pronunciation, speech rhythms and voice. Placement interviews are not required.

Required Text:

Speaking Clearly: Improving Voice & Diction – 6th Edition
by Jeffrey Hahner, Martin Sokoloff & Sandra Salisch
Publisher: McGraw Hill  ISBN: 007-239726-8
OR Waveland Press, Inc. ISBN: 1-4786-0094-2

Please note that topics are subject to change based on the needs of the class.

Private and semiprivate lessons are available for English as a Second Language. For more information, for rates and to arrange sessions, email.


Brief Bio

Susan Neri-Friedwald is proud to be teaching at the 92Y for 19 years, is an Adjunct Professor at City University of New York as well as Founder of the Language Exchange and the New Behavior Institute, and Co-Founder of the BLC School of Languages. Susan brings her many years’ experience and her extensive expertise to stimulate her students to self-correction and motivation in an atmosphere of spontaneity and fun.

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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

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To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.