INTERVIEWER: What makes the ORCA Method® any different from the hundreds of products and thousands of teachers claiming to improve your English accent?
ANDREW: There are web programs, language schools, private tutors, and
colleges out there all claiming to be the answer to improve your
English accent. But most of them make one fundamental mistake that
causes their method to fail.
The fundamental mistake is that they only use verbal corrections and corrections
alone just don’t work. But it is possible to improve your English accent
without using only traditional verbal corrections as your means of instruction.
Let me give you an example of how corrections alone don’t work. I can walk
up to anyone on the streets of New York and have them repeat a
Japanese word. And after a few tries, the person will most likely be
able to imitate and repeat that sound. But if they don’t speak
Japanese and never heard that word before, why were they able to
repeat it? It’s because the knowledge of a language and the
pronunciation of a language are two separate issues. You should never
go just to a language class to fix your accent because students are
almost always able to imitate the sounds a teacher makes without
really learning how to speak fluently. And so many English students
in traditional classes are forgetting words and sounds they’ve
actually said thousands of times in class. They’re simply repeating a
sound that they have heard. And that’s not all. A typical teacher in
a school or language company corrects virtually thousands of words.
That’s thousands of words that a student must memorize and remember to
INTERVIEWER: So how can you fix English accents if you can’t use only
ANDREW: Let me give you an example of how to fix English accents
without verbal corrections. The typical English teacher will try to
fix a pronunciation mistake by using only a verbal correction. The
student will imitate the sound until they get it right. Since the
teacher heard the correct sound, the correction process is stopped and
they move on to the next item. The process simply stops there. But
the next time in class, the student will mispronounce the sound again
and become frustrated because they feel they should have already
memorized the sound. Meanwhile, the teacher is frustrated because
they are not making progress and need to go back to review. With the
ORCA Method®, the teacher applies a verbal correction and gives you
the sound. But that’s not where it ends, it's just the beginning. We
then associate that sound to a trigger, either a buzz word, a symbol,
or hand gesture. We then take that trigger and only use the trigger to
coach you to produce the sound on your own at the exact moments in
speech. So a student doesn’t have to memorize thousands of words –
just a few triggers for specific sounds in order fix their accent.
INTERVIEWER: Can you explain in more detail how ORCA Method® works?
ANDREW: The ORCA Method is comprised of 9 courses, each focusing on a
specific sound/pattern that may occur in thousands of words. We help
you identify the sound/pattern, then associate a trigger to that
specific sound/pattern, and then coach you using only the triggers to
produce the sound/pattern on your own. We already know that a student
can imitate any sound we say. To avoid this, the ORCA Method® helps
you create the sound/pattern yourself without only using traditional
verbal corrections. Imagine a piano. I can ask you to play any note
without mentioning musical terminology. All I have to do is to tell
you go higher or lower, or up and down, the piano keys. In essence,
that’s how you find your correct sound while using the ORCA Method® in
our book or online programs.
INTERVIEWER: What about the student currently enrolled in an English
class where the teacher only uses verbal corrections? Should they quit
because the method is not working?
ANDREW: If students are taking classes or lessons where the teacher is
using only verbal corrections, should they quit? The answer is Yes.
And it's because the method is not working quickly enough. It
shouldn’t take years to fix an accent. Why continue doing the same
thing for another few years just to get the same results. There has to
be a better way and ORCA Method® is the solution. Think about it!
Millions of highly talented individuals, highly motivated to get ahead
in an English-speaking world, all held back not by their English
ability but by their English fluidity. It’s just a better way to get
real improvement in your English accent If you enjoy taking classes
with your own tutor, then ask that teacher to get ORCA Method®
certified or to read our book to get started.
INTERVIEWER: What are your real world results?
ANDREW: Our team has trained thousands of hours for fortune 500
companies and their executives. We don’t just think it works, we’ve
seen it work. We have been using the ORCA Method® for years in the
corporate world. We have had students from countries all around the
world and at all different levels of English speaking ability. The
ORCA Method is designed to work for everyone.
INTERVIEWER: Why not offer live training - why did you create this
ORCA Method® book and online courses?
ANDREW: The ORCA Method book and online courses were created to help
bring the power of English Fluidity to everyone. Not everyone in this
world can afford an expensive private tutor, may not have access to a
language school, or simply might not have time for a class after work.
But they still have the desire to speak English fluently. See, it
doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started or have taken English
for years, the ORCA Method works for any person at any level.
INTERVIEWER: What would you say to a person who said – how could you
possibly fix my accent if I’ve been trying for 20 years with no real
ANDREW: To those who have struggled to fix their accents for years
with no improvement I’d say – what is it exactly that you’ve been
trying to improve? You see, when you learn a language, you’re
constantly increasing your passive knowledge of the language. Its
similar to watching football on TV – you learn all the rules, you know
the teams but you haven’t had a chance to kick the ball. The passive
is what you know and the active is what you can do. The greater the
distance between your passive knowledge and your active ability in
English, the greater the stress. Simply learning more about English
will not improve your speech. The ORCA Method® activates both your
knowledge and ability of English so your speech improves. Imagine
being able to finally use English with confidence when you need it,
when it matters.