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The Online English Pronunciation Course

Start Speaking English Clearly & Confidently

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Tailored to Your Native Language  –  24/7 Access  –  Hours of Video and Audio Tuition

Why should you take this course?

1. Do people sometimes ask you to repeat?

2. Are you not taken seriously because of your accent?

3.  Are you tired of people asking where you are from?

or do you simply want to sound more English?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, and you have an intermediate/advanced level of English, then you should take this course.

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What are the Benefits?

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By taking this course, you will:

1. Understand how to fix your mistakes

2. Feel happier speaking English

3. Communicate more clearly and confidently

Further Benefits:

By speaking English more effectively you will be able to:

1. Progress in your career more quickly

2. Form personal and business relationships more easily

Plus: people will focus on what you’re saying rather than how you’re saying it. 

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Further Benefits:

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By speaking English more effectively you will be able to:

1. Progress in your career more quickly

2. Form personal and business relationships more easily

Plus: people will focus on what you’re saying rather than how you’re saying it. 

How Do I Learn?

Video Lessons

Video lessons make it simple to see and copy new mouth positions, and understand new concepts. Over 80 video lessons included.

Audio Recordings

Listen-and-repeat audio recordings for every sound in English help you practise. There are also sound comparison recordings, for example showing the difference between the vowels in beat-bit, peak-pick, feet-fit. Over 550 native speaker audio recordings are included.

Practice Worksheets

For each sound in English, the worksheets have a clear description and a picture of what the mouth is doing –  plus lots of practical exercises.

Listening Links

Numerous links to native English speakers to listen to, as well as recommendations of films and TV shows to watch.

The course includes lessons on all the vowels and consonants in English, plus rhythm, intonation, and voice quality.

Watch a Video from the Course

How Does it Work?

Designed according to the Improve Your Accent Method, the course is organised as follows:

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Just to be clear, the course is in English. But the course is organised according to your native language. The languages currently available are:

Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Luganda, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Thai.

Just to be clear, the course is in English. But the course is organised according to your native language. The languages currently available are:

Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Luganda, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Thai.

Pricing

Once you are logged in to the course, you will have access to all of the lessons and all of the content immediately. Choose how much time you want to spend on the course below:

15 Weeks' Access

£199
  • For those with limited time who want to concentrate on a few sounds.

40 Weeks' Access

£399
  • Improve your accent over a longer period of time with better results.

Unlimited Access

£549
  • No time restriction. Improve your accent more effectively.

Reviews

Read reviews of the course below:

The course is just excellent and a wonderful resource for anyone with an intermediate/advanced level of English who’s interested in improving their pronunciation as well as their listening skills. 

[Read a longer review of the course on Alessandro’s blog here.]

Alessandro Rotatori, English Language Lecturer at the University of Rome

As a Chinese learner, I find Luke’s online course extremely helpful and practical. Even when I am on a business trip, all I need is 10-20 minutes and I can finish one lesson per day. His course is not only well-planned with a focus on tackling one specific pronunciation problem per course but also motivating thanks to the uploaded videos. I  find the hands-on videos easy to follow. I usually finish one or two lessons per day, and after practising for a few weeks, I feel that I have improved. Highly recommend!

Cynthia Sheng, China

I am 30% into the course and I can feel my brain has been exercised and my speech has improved. What I find really fantastic is that I’m being forced out of my day-to-day speaking comfort zone and for the first time being given a sound, well-constructed structure and set of rules as a foundation for a continuous amelioration day by day. I’m really enjoying this course and it has been money well spent.

Giovanni, Italy

The results I got out of this well-structured course were significant. My communication skills (understanding, being understood and fluency) in English improved significantly. It’s a very detailed course from the often-overlooked fundamentals of accent work to the specific significant sounds you struggle with. Every step along the way is also theoretically (sometimes anatomically) explained which makes it easy to understand what you’re doing. The course builds up gradually and is divided into sections that make it possible for you to do a class a day and fit them in a busy schedule. Unlike accent classes, this course provides you with a daily routine. I feel it’s the key to really improve.  Highly recommended!

Elien, Belgium

The online course is excellent, well structured, easy to use and most importantly, after the introductory lessons the remaining ones are tailor-made to the learner’s native language.

The learner has clear instructions on how to practice and how to know if they’re producing the right sound by listening and repeating the audio recordings as many times as they wish! You soon became aware of your mispronunciations.

It is a fun way to learn from the comfort of your own home at the time that best suits you.

I truly recommend it!

BrazilVania, Brazil

FAQs

You can find some frequently asked questions below:

About The Course

Yes!

Unlike other courses or textbooks, my course is organised according to your native language. This means you will concentrate on the most important aspects for you first (and don’t have to learn the parts that you can do already).

Uniquely, the course includes:

  • speech muscle training
  • how to change your voice quality (the overall sound of your voice, and how you hold your speech muscles)
  • how to change your rhythm and intonation

Additionally, the course explains how to make all the vowels and consonants in English. Further differences to other courses are that it:

  • uses a sense-based approach: for each new vowel or consonant, we explore how it feels in the mouth, what it looks like in the mirror, and how it sounds. This allows you to learn quickly and accurately.
  • teaches contemporary British English pronunciation. I want you to sound like a normal English person rather than making you sound like the Queen (i.e. a very old-fashioned and posh form of English which would sound humorous to a native speaker).

You can read a comprehensive comparison between my course and other available textbooks here.

1. The online course represents excellent value for money

  • If you buy 40 weeks’ access for £399, it works out at under £10 per week. (Remember that this includes over 80 video lessons.) In comparison, I charge £79 an hour for lessons.

2. You may understand a pronunciation topic in a lesson, but not the next day.

  • With the online course, you can repeat lessons whenever you want and you don’t have to rely on a teacher.
  • You have access to the course 24/7.

3. You have hours of high-quality video or audio materials to practise with at home. The recordings are of a contemporary British English accent.

Your native language has a sound system that is different from the sound system of English. It is also different from the sound systems of other languages. This means that a French speaker will have different challenges compared to a Chinese speaker when learning English pronunciation. For this reason, I have created a guide for each language, which prioritises the most important sounds to learn. The guide also gives examples of words from your native language in order to clarify the differences between English and your mother tongue.

Of course variation exists within each language: for example, there are many different varieties of Arabic. However all speakers of a language will usually have similar challenges when approaching a language like English. Where necessary, reference is made to specific varieties (for example a sound that is more important for Brazilian Portuguese speakers to learn rather than European Portuguese speakers). In the guide for Chinese there are references to specific languages, such as Mandarin, Cantonese and Southern Min.

If your native language is not listed then you can email me (Luke@ImproveYourAccent.co.uk) and I will add it as soon as I can. Of course you can take the course if your native language is not listed, and browse through all the worksheets – but you won’t be guided through it.

Yes!

You can watch a video lesson on the TH sounds here. (Can you make a difference between den-then, free-three, sank-thank?)

You can watch a video lesson on the Schwa sound here.

The course includes detailed information on all the vowels and consonants in English, as well as rhythm, intonation and voice quality. You don’t have to learn everything in the course (because what you study depends on your native language), but it’s nice to have all the information available. You can take a look at the contents page here.

Click the image below to look at some worksheets:

This course will teach you the Standard Southern British English Accent, which is based on the accent in south-east England. You may have heard of this accent as Received Pronunciation (RP) or BBC English. The accent has changed slightly over the years. This course will teach you a contemporary version of this accent rather than an old-fashioned version.

This accent is usually associated with people who are middle class, educated, and in professional jobs.

No, the course will teach you everything you need to know.

No, the priority of this course is for you to sound more English as quickly and effectively as possible. I certainly explain IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols and how they can be useful, but I do not go into detail with phonetic/phonological issues.

IPA symbols are used as a tool in the course – but I use lots of different tools to help you. So even if you don’t use the IPA, you will still progress well.

The Online English Pronunciation Course does not include any private lessons with me, however you can contact me to book a lesson in London or via Skype.

There is no difference. Moving your voice from a non-native accent towards a more English accent is known by many terms (including learning English pronunciation, improving your accent, accent reduction, accent softening, accent modification). However it all refers to the same process.

Technical Questions

Yes, you will need internet to use the course. Please ensure that your internet plan gives you enough data to watch videos in the course.

Yes. You access the course through your internet browser so you can access it through any device. However, the course will work best on tablets and laptops/computers because the screen size is bigger.

How to Improve?

Speaking is a physical process – we move muscles to create speech sounds. In order to speak in a different accent, you need to re-train those muscles. You have been speaking the way you do since childhood, so it will take some time to change your muscle habits.

The course concentrates on what will make the biggest and obvious improvements to your accent first (because the course is tailored to your native language).

The amount of time it generally takes to change your accent depends on:

  • How often you practise.
  • Whether you approach the learning with a positive mindset or not.
  • How quickly your speech muscles adapt.

Like all new skills, some people are naturally good at it, and others have to work harder.

As much as possible. The more you practise, the more you will improve. It is important to do short, regular practice sessions every day – rather than practise for an hour once a week.

If you practise over a long time period, your new accent will be habitual and you’ll be able to do it instinctively.

Yes! It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how long you have been speaking English. It’s simply a question of re-training your speech muscles and lots of practice.

Yes! By learning the sounds that native speakers make (and their rhythm), you will be able to recognize words and sentences more easily.

At the beginning of the course, you record a text which contains all the sounds in English. This recording acts as a benchmark. You then re-record the text at certain points in the course so you can measure your improvement.

The course uses a sense-based approach: for each new vowel or consonant, we explore how it feels in the mouth, what it looks like in the mirror, and how it sounds. This trains you to be able to understand whether you are making a sound correctly or not. Additionally, there are high-quality video lessons, audio recordings, and detailed worksheets with diagrams to help you.

Pricing

The three options refer to the amount of time you want to study the course. Obviously the more time you have, the better.

Once you have made a purchase, you will be able to see all of the lessons and all of the content immediately.

So if you buy 15 weeks’ access you will be able to see everything in the course – but only for 15 weeks.

Yes, if you buy the 15 or 40 weeks’ access you will have the option to upgrade to the unlimited access at a later date. The price you will pay for upgrading will be the difference between the price of 15 or 40 weeks and the price of unlimited access. Please note that I reserve the right to change the price of unlimited access at any time.

There is no option to upgrade from 15 weeks’ access to 40 weeks’ access.

You can upgrade here.

The 15 weeks’ access option is for those with limited time, or those on a budget. It is unlikely that you will be able to cover everything in the course in 15 weeks. You should still be able to learn a lot and make some good improvements, but I would recommend either 40 weeks’ access or unlimited access to gain a fuller understanding.

If you have any other questions, just contact me!

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