The Online English Pronunciation Course

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Tailored to Your Native Language

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Online English Pronunciation Course

The Online English Pronunciation Course

Online English Pronunciation Course

Interactive Learning

Tailored to Your Native Language

Learn Anytime, Anywhere

Learn about the course

  • Tailored to your native language
  • Train your speech muscles

  • Learn about vowels, consonants, rhythm + intonation

  • Take part in live classes

  • Games, video lessons, mouth animations

  • Speak more clearly and more confidently

  • Tailored to your native language
  • Train your speech muscles

  • Learn about vowels, consonants, rhythm + intonation
  • Take part in live classes
  • Games, video lessons, mouth animations
  • Speak more clearly and more confidently

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Your teacher

Hi, my name’s Luke and I’m a British accent coach based in London. I have qualifications in languages, acting, teaching and phonetics and I’m a member of the International Phonetic Association.

I created this course because I was frustrated at the lack of high-quality teaching materials for contemporary British English pronunciation.

Since setting up my business in 2012, I’ve taught students from over 80 different countries. I’ve also lectured at the Summer Course in English Phonetics at University College London (UCL).

In 2017, I won UK Freelancer of the Year. You can find out more about me here.

Live classes

classes

As a course subscriber, you can participate in my monthly live classes.

You can volunteer to be coached by me, ask questions in the chat box, or just observe.

If you miss a live class, you can watch it another time. All past classes are uploaded into the course and organised by the topics covered and the participating students’ language groups. This means you can easily find classes relevant to you.

Designed for You

designed for different languages

Different people will have different problems when approaching English pronunciation. For example, a Mandarin speaker will have very different challenges compared to a Spanish speaker.

For this reason, the course is designed according to your native language. It prioritises the sounds that will make the biggest differences to your accent. Comparisons are made between the sounds in English and the sounds in your native language.

Designed for native speakers of the following languages:

  • Arabic

  • Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese)

  • French

  • German

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazilian/European)

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Turkish

  • Vietnamese

  • More languages will be added in the future

If you can’t see your native language, choose the my language isn’t listed option when signing up. You’ll get a course which covers the major topics of English pronunciation that most non-natives have problems with.

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  • Arabic

  • Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese)

  • French

  • German

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • Japanese
  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazilian/European)

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Turkish

  • Vietnamese

  • More languages will be added in the future

if your language isn’t listed above, choose the my language isn’t listed option when signing up and you’ll receive a course which covers the main issues that non-natives face when approaching English pronunciation.

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Interactive learning

Learning pronunciation just became easier:

Interactive learning

Learning pronunciation just became easier with simple video lessons, clear audio and lots of practice materials.

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Watch Accent Videos

Video

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

Games

Games train your ears and help you understand how the English sound system works. 

Listen to Audio

Audio

Listen-and-repeat audio recordings for every sound in English. Plus sound comparisons (e.g. beat vs bit).

Options to slow down and speed up audio.

Train and Practise

Practice

Exercises for every sound in English and longer texts targeting specific sounds.
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How Does It Work?

Designed according to the Improve Your Accent Method, the course guides you through the following stages:

The course is online so you can learn wherever and whenever you want!

1. Understand how the mouth muscles work

First you explore how the mouth works. Remember that speech is physical activity. It’s important to understand how the mouth muscles work so that you are able to change the way you speak.

2. Train the muscles

The course provides different physical exercises to make the mouth muscles stronger and more flexible. This will give you the control to create new sounds more easily.

3. Learn some IPA (phonetic) symbols

English spelling is confusing. It’s not easy to guess the pronunciation of a word from the spelling (e.g. the “b” in “debt” is not pronounced!)

By learning the difference between letters and sounds – and by using symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) – the process of pronouncing words becomes much simpler.

Don’t worry if you want to avoid IPA symbols – they are not essential to improving your accent.

4. Focus on important topics

There are 20+ pronunciation topics that have been chosen and ordered according to your native language. Priority is given to sounds that will improve intelligibility (=people understanding you) and reduce the impression of a “foreign accent”.

Helpful comparisons are made between the sounds in English and the sounds in your native language.

5. Guidance on how to practise

The course gives clear instructions on how to practise and how to incorporate new sounds into your everyday speech.

6. Speak clearly & confidently!

After studying this course, you will have a deeper understanding of English pronunciation and you will be able to communicate more effectively in English.

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Pricing

Choose between three subscription plans:

Monthly

£3999
  • £39.99 charged every month

Every 6 Months

£199
  • £199 charged every 6 months
  • 1 month free compared to the monthly plan!

Annual

£349
  • £349 charged every year
  • 3 months free compared to the monthly plan!

You can also get an assessment so you know what topics to focus on in the course. After you have subscribed to the course, you can purchase this extra service for £75 here.

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What do other learners say?

Here are some reviews from other learners:

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This is the best English pronunciation course you can find online by far. I have lived in London for 12 years now and always struggle with pronunciation. I have taken few courses before but nothing really worked until I signed up for Luke’s course. Its a game changer! I have been studying for 4 months now and it has made such a difference for me; improved my pronunciation, knowledge and confidence enormously. This course is fantastic, easy to follow, very well structured, user friendly, great content, Luke explains everything perfectly in short videos, it also has games with different native speaker recordings. I love the slowing down audio button and the IPA transcription button to reveal text in IPA. I also found the comparisons to the Polish language very useful. I am more aware now when my Polish accent is taking over while speaking English and can quickly correct it. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to learn or improve English pronunciation. Best money I ever spent. I only wish I found this course sooner. Thank you Luke!

Magdalena, Poland

Luke’s course is by far the best and most affordable way to improve your English accent. The course presents concise and easy-to-follow exercises in a very well designed multimedia platform. The practical exercises work: with 30 min per day and within less than 2 weeks I could feel the English language flowing naturally from my mouth, and I could also see how both my colleagues and students took me more seriously. In the past I have spent hundreds of pounds in private coaching and multiple books to improve my accent, and I have no hesitation in saying that  Luke’s course has been the best investment I have made of both my time and money to achieve this goal.

Rosa (Teacher), Spain

I have been studying English for many years and I use it every single day for work; accent-wise, however, I always struggled to fill the gap between a good foreign speaker and a native. This course is simply amazing and it’s truly bringing my pronunciation to a level I had never been able to reach before: the materials are clear, well organised, brand new in their approach and ultimately very effective. Another point I like a lot is the price: coming as a monthly fee this means that the ultimate cost of the whole course will greatly depend on your commitment and regular training, which is really fair and boils down to an additional stimulus to go on. Definitely recommended!

Luca, Italy

I have had the chance to study with Luke a few years ago, and am now fortunate enough to go through the Improve Your Accent online course as a learner. This course is well crafted and perhaps one of the finest courses I have seen online. It follows a similar structure and scope as the one-on-one course whilst with only a fraction of the cost. It covers almost every key element of English speaking, including the foundation of all the vowel and consonant sounds, rhythm, mouth muscle workouts and many study tips tailored specifically for learners from different native language backgrounds. The multimedia format is easy to follow and convenient to use with enhanced interactivity. Importantly, it is divided into many sections which only last for a few minutes each; this allows flexible learning either with chunk or fragment of time. The complementary live class is another significant benefit to provide more tailored feedback to learners. This course is an excellent tool to facilitate those who are willing to dedicate time and effort to more systematically and efficiently improve their English speaking skill. I recommend it unreservedly.

Hao, mainland China

This clearly-designed online course is an excellent resource for non-native learners who wish to improve their pronunciation. The well-paced videos are accompanied by helpful explanatory notes which make the course accessible to all. The user can freely navigate the many playful features – including mouth animations – and choose the IPA transcription system they prefer. I heartily recommend it!

Sophie, France

The course is well-organised, informative and interactive. According to your native language, you are provided with a structured path of mastering British English pronunciation. You are given exercises to practise not only the English sounds that do not exist in your mother tongue, but also English intonation and rhythm. Videos, animation and games are there to help you understand the materials more easily. I would highly recommend this course to you if you have been struggling to make yourself sound better and clearer whilst speaking English.

Eric, Hong Kong

Pronunciation is one of the areas that is quite difficult for self-learning: however hard I tried, I often wondered if I was on the right track. This course, however, offers a great combination of video/audio lessons and animated mouth diagrams, which makes it very easy to compare my own pronunciation with Luke’s models. Evidence-based study tips are also provided during the course, so I’m sure you’ll keep motivated!

Hiro, Japan

I am very much enjoying your course. Your method is very interesting and helped me a lot understanding English pronunciation. The mouth workouts really support me doing it properly. Your video explanations are very clear and motivating. It’s really motivating – I am having fun with it!

Maude, Brazil

I truly like this online English pronunciation course. After only a month, I’ve already improved my pronunciation and self confidence. It is very well made and full of useful tips and videos. Each lesson is well structured, easy to understand and content rich. Before starting it, I had no idea about all these little rules: it opened a whole new world for me. Everything is very well explained. Strongly recommended!

Consuelo, Italy

The course covers everything from muscle training to individual sounds and stress. As it’s tailored to my native language, everything I’m learning is relevant to me. This means I’m not wasting time with irrelevant material and so I’m progressing much more quickly. All the lessons provide detailed information and clear steps. Plus I love the colourful and engaging interface! I’d highly recommend this course.

Lily, mainland China

The course is very intuitive and useful. It allowed me to understand more about the British accent and how to improve mine. I made significant improvements and I’m very happy about it!

Laura, France

The Improve Your Accent approach is unique and interactive. In the past, I used books, audio books, websites and mobile apps but none of them tackled it in such an effective way. If you don’t know your mistakes, then you will not be able to fix them. With the online assessment Luke listed all the mistakes I made and provided me with a road map to fix them. The course is worth the investment, every single penny of it. You will realise the return immediately.

Mohammed, United Arab Emirates

I spent a number of months taking this course. I can confidently say that it not only corrects my pronunciation, but it also helps me to grasp the rhythm of the English language. The course is interactive, which means that I no longer find accent reduction boring. I also find it helpful that every lesson is equipped with introductory videos, clear diagrams, written outlines, warm-up exercises, and mini-tests. Luke’s tutoring and his course have reduced my accent greatly. I cannot recommend him enough. 

Jia Sheng (Interpreter), mainland China

I was lucky to study at University College London (UCL) where Luke taught us phonetics, and it was amazing. As for this course I should say that’s it is probably even better, because you can re-watch, re-listen and re-do all of the videos and tasks. What especially impressed me is the adaptation of the course for different speakers: depending on your native language, you get tailored advice for your needs which definitely speeds up the process of the British pronunciation acquisition. Highly recommended!

Ksenia, Russia

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What do the experts say?

All learners and teachers of English pronunciation will find this online course comprehensive, entertaining and easy to follow. With insightful video lessons, audio practice materials and animated diagrams, the course helps speakers of various languages conquer their weak points and improve their English pronunciation. I shall be recommending this course to all my students.

Masaki Taniguchi

Professor Emeritus, Kochi University, Japan

This unique course is a game changer in the teaching of English pronunciation. The student will be happily clicking through the resources on the website, no doubt appreciative of the clean, elegant design but perhaps not fully conscious of the significant degree of passion and study that has gone into creating this resource. The site satisfies students by being carefully structured, interactive, and tailor made for speakers of different languages. Its section on training the speech muscles include many amusing videos that might give students a sense of achievement and calm or delight through their silliness. But the real richness of the course is in the quality and abundance of mouth animations (beautifully stylised) and the pedagogically sound quizzes and games that are built into each part of the website. The videos are crystal clear and Luke’s bright, modern voice provides an excellent model of British English. The course is pedagogically excellent and available to students for a modest fee. Each component is replete with helpful sections that can be expanded with a click such as: ‘why am I learning this’ for the wayward, ‘I’m finding this hard’ for the bemused, and ‘reveal all the game answers’ for those who want to cheat. It is sure to be a valuable resource for a multitude of students.

Shanti Ulfsbjorninn

Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Deusto, Bilbao

This is simply the best online British English pronunciation course I’ve seen! And it contains many additional goodies that learners will find extremely useful. It is a must buy!

Alessandro Rotatori

Specialist in English phonetics and author of books on medical English pronunciation
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