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Why ACI?

  • We are the best in this business

    We understand the language barriers non-native English speakers face and the challenge of uncovering the many idiosyncrasies of American culture. At American Cultural Immersion, we strive to aid those who need to improve their speaking, pronunciation, and English language skills. We have certified instructors versed in assisting people from many different cultures from all around the globe.

  • We provide customized solutions specially designed for you

    Every language has its own sounds, rhythms, and peculiarities, and it can be difficult to adapt to an entirely new set of rules and sounds involved in learning a new language. At ACI, we customize a program to fit your specific needs. Whether you are fluent in English and could use elocution coaching, or new to the language and seek proficiency, we can help you.

  • We are certified professionals

    ACI's teachers are trained business and communication consultants with a Bachelors or Masters. All of our instructors hold TEFL certifications or are Licensed Speech Pathologists from an accredited University.

Our Services

The American Cultural Immersion (ACI) is an in person and virtual English language coaching business servicing local and international individuals seeking to improve their knowledge of the English language and of American culture. Based out of Hartford, CT, ACI strives to help our student’s build confidence in their pronunciation, American accent, writing, interpersonal communication, and cultural awareness in business and social settings.

Testimonials

I am an international student from UConn. After I started working with Jessica, I became more confident with my speaking and she really helped me find some jobs and different activities to attend. I have met a lot of new English speaking friends. It has really changed my life after I came to the USA. In the past, I never wanted to speak to native speakers and Jessica helped me to get out of my comfort zone and start having conversations with people.

Caroline Liu

Jessica helped me to prepare my job interviews during 6 hours of one-to-one lessons. She corrected my pronounciation, she taught me business key-expressions and told me how to speak more concisely. Finally I got the job! I surely will meet her again because I am confident she can help me to improve faster my English level in my new professional environment. I am so grateful for her help.

Anne Guerquin

I worked with Adam Kee and he was great. He takes his time to walk you through the basics which helps make the student learn faster in a fun way. Highly recommend.

Kwame Obeng Sika

I have been doing this program for the last three (3) months, and it is a great program to reduce accent, improve pronunciation, and work on grammar. I have been working with Jessica, she is amazing. She does an excellent job correcting my pronunciation. What I really like about the program is that is one on one attention, so you can definitely learn more. I would highly recommend this program to anyone whose English is his/her second language to work on accent reduction, English pronunciation, or grammar.

Sara Orozco

Ms Howard is an excellent coach! She customized a support program for my daughter. Because of her support , my daughter was able to complete her last college course needed for her degree. This would never have happened if Ms Howard was not there every step of the way providing encouragement and guidance. Jessica shows compassion and concern for her clients. In this situation , Jessica went above and beyond the norm to help my daughter succeed. I am forever grateful for her sincere concern and interest in my child.

Helene baker

Ms Howard is an excellent coach! She customized a support program for my daughter. Because of her support , my daughter was able to complete her last college course needed for her degree. This would never have happened if Ms Howard was not there every step of the way providing encouragement and guidance. Jessica shows compassion and concern for her clients. In this situation , Jessica went above and beyond the norm to help my daughter succeed. I am forever grateful for her sincere concern and interest in my child.

Nand Kumar

Highly Recommend. I've been working with Jessica for approximately six or seven months, and I have no words to describe how efficient she is. Excellent professionalism and a fantastic person. She was a life changer for my career.

JP Teixeira

I found out about this program from one of my other friends in med school. I worked with Jessica initially to pinpoint the problems and work on the Accent then due to scheduling was placed with Pat for grammar and conversation who was awesome!! I am a very fluent speaker but was not confident with my speech and grammar and sick of being asked to repeat myself during phone conversations. I am a current med school student and really wanted to correct my speech and feel more confident with my conversations in english. Jessica took a long time to analyze my speech and grammar and pinpointed everything that needed to be corrected. Her approach is very intensive has helped me overcome a lot of issues. I feel ACI is well thought out program and I am beyond amazed with how much I have improved and the quality of the teachers. They both worked really hard to help me out and I am very grateful for all their help. I will definitely recommend this program to more people :)

Manasi Suryavanshi

I loved my classes. Most of my classes were online. I learned a lot from my teacher and was greatful that she was able to teach me a lot so quickly. I am thankful and appreciative for the learning experience. It was a fun and productive atmosphere.

Madhuri Tuguti

Jessica is very professional in using every minute of the class productively, and also pin point the problem areas very quickly and correcting them.

Ramana Mandava

I have worked with jessica and she is awesome! I highly recommend everyone to join the great curriculum.

Bryan Roper

Great company and programs highly recommend it.

Jeff Phillips

Professional, focused, wonderful service and reasonable prices.

Hisham Khider

Ms. Howard has been helping me improve my English skills and their class is designed for my problematic areas. Thus, I am able to work on my weaknesses intensively. I have improved my accent, grammar and email writings and think the best part of this program is their integrated, tailored and flexible classes and Accent reduction program.

Saeko Chichibu

I went to 3 schools in DC area before attending ACI for Accent Reduction. I did not feel comfortable in the other programs. The teacher I had was very friendly and gave lots of feedback. She was also interesting and I love my speech now.

Miyung Jahng

This was a wonderful course. The classes were fun, and very easy to understand. We were given tons of resources to help better our understanding and reduce the accent as well as improve our cultural understanding. I will recommend this course to all future colleagues and friends.

Mai Akamine

They were flexible with pricing, knowing that I had a budget and couldn’t spend tomuch, worked with me from day one. I started with their accent class but now working on speech and writing.My coach Linda is so knowledgeable, recommend her!

Mi-hi Kim

ACI has helped me improve my accent tremendously. I feel more confident when I speak and when I pronounce even the most difficult English words. They also taught me a lot about American business culture which has helped me to retain my employees and customers which has helped my business substantially. I also think going out in DC and learning American culture in a ‘hands-on’ way gave me a much a better grasp of American culture and business practices.

Ophelia Zhao

I really enjoyed every session that I had with my coach, she really helped me to learn something new. They also showed me how to be more confident in American Culture. When I first arrived in the US my speech and accent was horrible. I now feel much more comfortable with the new environment. I also have a lot of American friends now and can talk without having to be nervous of my speech. Jessica is the best American Teacher!

Avatar Kumar

The training program was exactly what we had wanted. Our coach did an excellent job and really understood Spanish culture. Each session was full of new information and helped us to understand our own cultural differences as well as provided us with useful tools to help us be more effective at work and with other Americans.

Sofia Gonzalez

My husband and I have worked with Jessica for a little while now. Jessica Howard is always on time and reliable. She has helped our son improve his English in ways we did not think imaginable. He doesn’t get confused when speaking Spanish and English anymore. The method Jessica used to teach him was extremely beneficial. He enjoyed every second of it. We will be continuing to use Jessica for her knowledge. She has also helped us maintain our family values and culture which was a problem we were having before she came.

Kemal Hagia

I am an international student from UConn. After I started working with Jessica, I became more confident with my speaking and she really helped me find some jobs and different activities to attend. I have met a lot of new English speaking friends. It has really changed my life after I came to the USA. In the past, I never wanted to speak to native speakers and Jessica helped me to get out of my comfort zone and start having conversations with people.

Caroline Liu

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Phone: 866-589-9043

Email: Jessica@dcaci.com

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