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Color Vowel® works.

Color Vowel® is a comprehensive answer to how spoken English works and how we can teach English pronunciation not just well, but phenomenally.

 

We organize spoken English.

The Color Vowel® Organizer is a daily-use tool that helps learners categorize and practice words and phrases by the way they sound.

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We build phonemic awareness.

The Color Vowel® Chart helps you and your learners identify how English sounds as they build speaking confidence.

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We take a brain-based approach.

Because spelling is not pronunciation, we teach spoken English through the use of gestures, images, and rhythm. 

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Here's the plan.

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Where are you in the journey? 

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With so many fabulous courses to choose from, you may be wondering where you are and what course you should take next. Use our self-service Journey Map to gauge your progress. If you have any questions or feel like you're missing a course you may have taken, send your Journey Map to us using the instructions on the form, and we'll check your records agains ours to fill in any gaps. 

Color Vowel® is a community of practice.

Teachers supporting teachers worldwide. 
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Color Vowel® combines theory with practice.

Rigorous yet practical. Simple yet deep. 
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Looking for professional development for yourself or your school/organization? 
Contact Jennifer Campion at jennifer@ColorVowel.com for scheduling and quotes.

Color Vowel® Trained Teachers

are revolutionizing English language education around the world.

Cristina Abell
San Diego College of Continuing Education, CA
Rex Alexander
ACO / Accent Coach Online (International)
Manar AlShams
Paper Airplanes (Syria)
Bio

Lorien currently serves as an IEI Instructor and is the Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation Coordinator at Florida Atlantic University.

Lorien Angulo
Level 2 Core Trained
Kathy Appleton
Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church ESL Program, MD
Bio
Gemma is the English language co-ordinator and EAP teacher at University of Strathclyde. She is a joint coordinator of the IATEFL PronSIG and editor of their biannual journal "Speak Out!"
Gemma Archer
Level 2 Certified Teacher
Bio
Robin holds a PhD and MA in Linguistics from Harvard and a BA in Linguistics from Yale. She teaches dyslexic adult learners at the Washington Literacy Center using the Color Vowel® Approach. As Lead Phonologist, Robin advises ELTS during design phases of the Chart and provides training around topics ranging from teaching pronunciation, phonological awareness training, and literacy.
Robin Barr
Master Trainer
Dyani Bartlett
Edmonds College, WA
Vivian Bauer
Open Door Learning Center, MN
Marilyn Beres
Beres Educational Services LLC, NM
Laura Bergan
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Bio
Liz is the owner of Bigler English Coaching in the Atlanta metro area in Georgia.
Liz Bigler
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Melissa Bitter Lu
International High School at Langley Park, MD
Donna Blanton
La Fontaine Lang. Ctr. & Latin American Ass. of Atlanta, GA
Bio
Kristyl teaches for the Steamboat Springs School District in Colorado.
Kristyl Boies
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Meredith Bowers
Owensboro Community and Technical College, KY
Julie Bradley
Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA
Monica Braunstein
L.A. Unified School District, Div. of Adult and Career Ed., CA
Annette Brown
Oklahoma City Community College, OK
Theresa Brunker
Central Wyoming College, WY
Bio
Megan is an Education Specialist at Montgomery College in Maryland.
Megan Calvert
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Bio
Jennifer has been training for ELTS since 2019, but she has been using Color Vowel® in her ESOL classes since 2015. She has an MA TESOL from American University. She is now the Business Manager for ELTS.
Jennifer Campion
Master Trainer
Nicole Candiano
Edmonds College, WA
Lihua Chen
Zhuhai - Bryant University (China)
Chon Cheng
Keith Industries (Osaka-fu, Japan)
Bio
Helen is an instructor in the English for Academic Progress program at Reading Area Community College, PA and specializes in promoting the Sounds of English for all learners.
Helen Clogston
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Jennifer Covey
Willow Hills Baptist Church ESL Ministry, AZ
Bio
Anna teaches at Notre Dame of Maryland University, MD.
Anna Dolina
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Mahdi Duris
St Cloud State University, MN
Jessalyn Epstein
Plain Language, OR
Paula Eslava Lozzi
(Colombia)
Olatoya Fabiyi
Toyita's Language Corner LLC, FL
Bio
Daniel is an instructor for Gabby Academy.
Daniel Ferrante
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Amy Fingerhut
Washington Literacy Center, DC
Cynthia Flynn
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Beverly Froberg
George Mason University, VA
Deborah Goldman
Intercambio Uniting Communities, CO
Katie Goodfellow
Paper Airplanes (Syria )
Bio
Skip has taught English for many years. At present he teaches in the public school system in Maryland.
Robert (Skip) Goyle
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Amy Haas
REEP-Arlington County, VA (Virginia)
Bio
Mary Burch teaches for the Fed. Inst. of Rondonia & EducationUSA in Brazil.
Mary Burch Harmon
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Janice Harrison
Hebron Church International Learning Center, GA
Neil Hasegawa-Yates
EY Japan (Japan)
Kristie Lynn Hayes
Native English Institute (US)
Herick Herrera Hurta
Facultad de Administración, BUAP (Puebla, Mexico)
Carol Foley Hodges
Chesapeake Public Schools, VA
Katie Holtz
ESLKatie, MN
Aleksandra Ivanov
WA
Jill Jarmon
Union Adult Learning Center, OK
Margaret R. Jones
Lingo Practico, CO
Christine Kassover
Florida Atlantic University, FL
Bio
Dawn teaches at Notre Dame of Maryland University, MD.
Dawn Katz
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Bio
Aviva is the Academic Director of the Intensive English Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL
Aviva Katzenell
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
William K. Keith Jr.
Keith Industries K.K. (Japan)
Roland Kwan
EY Tax Japan (Japan)
Bio
Lisa is the Director of the Southern Cross Language Institute (New Zealand), a Licensed Partner of English Language Training Solutions.
Lisa Lamar
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Corey Tyler Larsen
Zhuhai - Bryant University (China)
Sarah Lawrence
Edmonds College, WA
Claire Lee
University of Economics HCMC (Vietnam)
Bio
Sophie is an instructor for Gabby Academy.
H. Sophie Lees
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
June Moe Lim
Education First Japan (Tokyo, Japan)
Gilson Lopes
Escola Estadual Betina Gomes (Brazil)
Mindi Maline
George Mason University & NVCC, VA
Raegan Marshall
Owensboro Community and Technical College, KY
Bio
Laura is an ESL instructor and recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award at Central New Mexico Community College. After discovering the Color Vowel® Chart, Laura created Color it out! and also consults with the Education Team at Blue Canoe. Laura holds an MA TESOL from St. Michael's College.
Laura McIndoo
Master Trainer
Catherine McIntyre
EnglishBCS, TX
Laurie Mitchell
Water for Ishmael: The American School for Women, OH
Imoni Molette
Bigler ESL, GA
Suzanne Neuman
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Bio
Suzanne is an instructor for Gabby Academy.
Suzanne Nicks
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Carly Nixon
Colorado Mountain College, CO
Marissa Oda
Berlitz (Japan)
Willa Ogata
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Bio
Chelsea lives in Michigan, but currently teaches Newcomer middle schoolers in the Marinette School District in Wisconsin. She is also a Virtual English Language Fellow with the U.S. State Department.
Chelsea Olsen Hurkmans
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Susan Otero
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Bio
Sam currently lives in the Philippines has taught English and trained teachers for many years.
Samantha Parkes
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Marie E. Parsons
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Ginessa Payne
Texas A&M University. TX
Elaine Pierce
Washington English Center, DC
Dorly Piske
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Gabriela Claudia Properzi
TX
Janet Pryor
Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church ESL Program, MD
Guoxiong Qiu
Zhuhai - Bryant University (China )
Magaly R. Flores T. Teixeira
M.R. Idiomas (Brazil)
Pavithra Rajesh
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Martha Ramirez
(Cundinamarca, Colombia)
Beatrice Michaela Rehm
Berlitz (Brazil)
Bio
Nancy teaches Spanish-speaking adult learners at English Poco a Poco, TX
Nancy Reynolds
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Bio
Susan teaches at both Oklahoma City Community College and Language Learning Fellowship in Oklahoma.
Susan Reynolds
Level 2 CertifiedTeacher
Bio
Keenyn is the owner of Clear English Corner and lead trainer of Clear English Academy.
Keenyn Rhodes
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Veronica Romero-Romo
Pueblo City Schools District 60, CO
Amanda Ross
EnglishBCS, TX
Kathleen Rossell
INTO Mason - George Mason University, VA
Nancy Rupper
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Nesrine Sadi
(Algeria )
Bio
Vanessa teaches at Prairie High School in Southwest Washington State which serves over 130 teenage multi-lingual students. They work with both newcomers from around the world as well as long-term multilingual learners who were either born in or came to the U.S. as young children. 
Vanessa Sager
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Laurie Scheible
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Karen Schiff
Well Said Coaching, CA
Claire Schneider
Language Matters, NM
Julie Scott
NC
Deborah Secrist
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Patricia Shannon
Intercambio Uniting Communities, CO
Mark W. Sherman
Mentora College, DC
Rebecca Sherry
Central New Mexico Community College, NM
Minoo Short
Anglo-Link Languages (United Kingdom)
Paul Shumaker
American University, DC
Richard Sillberg
English Lang. Programs, U.S. Dept. of State (Timor-Leste)
Rosemarie Smith
Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
Sarah Springsteen Trumble
Academic Director,
Speaking Success System, CA
Rob Staton
Zhuhai - Bryant University (China)
Pamela Stewart
Henry Ford College, MI
Julie Stoessel
MD
Bio
Lynn has extensive experience teaching English to non-native speakers of all ages and levels for over 25 years. She has a M.Ed. in ESL and has lived and worked overseas in Belgium, Germany, Thailand, and South Korea for the majority of her teaching career where she taught in both local and international schools, as well as managed ESL departments. Currently, she resides in Oklahoma City and teaches at Oklahoma City Community College and trains for English Language Training Solutions.
M. Lynn Swanda
Level 3 Apprentice Trainer
Bio
Karen is the Director of English Language Training Solutions and co-creator of the Color Vowel® Chart. She has been developing the Color Vowel® Approach since 1999.
Karen Taylor
Master Trainer
Bio
Shirley is co-author of the Color Vowel® Chart and Executive Advisor to ELTS. Shirley holds a MA in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. She began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, serving in Benin and Togo. Shirley taught for 25 years at the George Washington University.
Shirley Thompson
Master Trainer
Carol Tripp
Lexington 2 Adult Education, SC
Anthony Tyrrell
Oklahoma City Community College, OK
Marbella Valenzuela
IL
Melinda Vander Ploeg Fallon
Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Ed., VA
Keri Vandongen
(Canada)
Laura Varga
Soka University of America, CA
Faviola Villa
Brazilingo
Daphne Visccher
Blue Canoe Learning, WA
Ruth Voetmann
Edmonds College, WA
Bio
Alyshia lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and is the Director of Coaching and Curriculum Development at Gabby Academy--one of ELTS' Licensed Partners.
Alyshia Wagstaff
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
Lara Wallace
OH
Betty Wang
SGS-CSTC Standards Tech. Services Co., Ltd (Qingdao, China)
Carol Weidner
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
Amy Wetterau Zhupikov
Central New Mexico Community College, NM
Bio
Jacqui teaches at Lane Community College in Oregon.
Jacqueline Whisler
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher
David Williams
Central New Mexico Community College, NM
Bio
Rebecca Wilner currently teaches Middle School English language learners in DC Public Schools. She was the Panama Bilingüe Program Coordinator at American University, where she is also an adjunct instructor. Rebecca has almost twenty years of teaching experience in the US and abroad and has been using Color Vowel with students and teachers for about 10 years.
Rebecca Wilner
Master Trainer
Bio
Nao lives near Tokyo, Japan and teaches for Gabby Academy.
Nao Yuhki
Level 2 Certified Teacher
Bio
Alejandra teaches EFL in Agustin Melgar, Cholul, Mexico.
Alejandra Zambrano Arjona
Level 2 Core Trained Teacher

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I can't thank you enough for an amazing experience at Color Vowel Basics. [It gave me] the strategy and structure I was looking for on behalf of my students. The work you have done is truly remarkable. It's true that simplicity lies at the far side of complexity.

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Literacy Tutor (New Jersey)
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I am completely in awe of this teaching tool and the techniques that have been presented. I thought the R-controlled vowel explanations were brilliant. I plan to go all the way through Level 3 in the training.

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ESL Teacher (Texas)
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I love using the Color Vowel® Approach because it works! Students tell me how helpful it has been not only for pronunciation but also for spelling, specifically for students for whom the Roman alphabet is new. I am so thankful to have this resource!

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ESL Teacher (Washington)

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