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About the Institute

The Institute of Language & Phonology: Research Division is a private nonprofit corporation founded in 1976 by Arthur J. Compton, Ph.D. to conduct research and provide speech and language communication services to children and adults.

Send e-mails to: AJComptonPESL@aol.com
Mailing Address:
PO Box 597008-182
San Francisco, CA 94159
(800) LANGUAGE or 415-933-6192
Fax: 415-379-3735

Research Programs

The research programs of the Institute of Language & Phonology: RD focus primarily upon discovering practical linguistic solutions to enhance the communication skills of children and adults, mainly in the areas of teaching and testing materials development.


Featuring the “Compton P-ESL Program”

Improve your Business, Professional, and Social Speaking Skills San Francisco Bay Area

If you are a foreign born individual looking to improve your English speech pronunciation, the Institute of Language and Phonology: RD can help. The Institute offers the Compton P-ESL program throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. All courses are taught by Dr. Arthur J Compton or staff Speech Pathologists who have been trained and certified to offer the Compton P-ESL program. For more information, click here

If you are outside San Francisco area and would like to receive specific referral information for a speech pathologist in your particular area, visit our web site: www.800-language.com or call our toll-free hot line: (800) language, and select option 1, Training Division

The Compton P-ESL (Pronouncing English as a Second Language) Program

The P-ESL program begins where conventional English as a Second Language (ESL) courses end. All courses are completely customized to your specific accent “habit” patterns and pronunciation proficiency level. At the end of your course, you can expect at least a 50% reduction of your accent. To hear Audio samples of improvement, click here. To try out the online practice materials, click here.