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Schwagirl is a community of people, tools and resources where learning English and experiencing American culture can be fun and empowering for English learners. Here you will be able to find a wealth of helpful information for you to learn…

  • English
  • American English pronunciation
  • About American culture

Who can benefit from schwagirl?

  • ESL students, English learners
  • Immigrants in the US
  • Americans living outside the US

Where can you find Schwagirl content?

  • Podcast “The Voice of English”
  • Youtube “Schwagirl”
  • And check blog posts here!

I would like to invite guests for interview articles, videos and podcast. If you are interested in being a guest, feel free to contact me by clicking here.


Who is Aiko Hemingway?

Aiko Hemingway is an American English pronunciation coach who works with English learners. Particularly with those that are working and living in an English environment. She was born and raised in Japan and came to the States after she became an adult. She struggled in the US because of her thick Japanese accent. After she learned how important it is to acquire pronunciation and listening skills, she began to study linguistics at UCLA. And now she coaches pronunciation, using her special skill where she is able to visualize the tongue movement and position simply by listening. Private and group lessons are available for individuals who need to improve their pronunciation and listening skills. She is specializing in phonetics, phonology, intonation (prosody), and adult language acquisition (L2 learners). Check out her pronunciation services here:


Aiko’s working style is “laptop working style” which means all she needs is WiFi and a laptop and she can work from anywhere. As many people have asked her “how did you do it?”, she thought she could coach people how to start their own online business. She started conducting a business course with her business partner Emiko Rasmussen (podcaster / confidence building coach based in California). This coaching service is conducted in Japanese. If you are interested in her business coaching course, subscribe to her free business newsletter for more information.


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Ameba blog in Japanese

American English pronunciation for Japanese speakers