Learning to speak like a native English speaker may seem like a challenge, but with the correct mindset and dedication, it can be done.

Do people often fail to understand you even though your grammar is correct? Do you wish to speak English with a more native-like accent that is easy for people to understand? Perhaps you can write grammatically correct sentences, but when it comes to conversation you fail to leave the right impression due to poor pronunciation and intonation.

Whether you are a business person involved in high-stakes negotiations or a student giving presentations, communicating clearly and effectively is essential.

The aim of this course is to give non-native English speakers the necessary tools and knowledge to help them improve their English pronunciation.

Students are guided step-by-step using carefully prepared materials with a clear and concise structure to help them improve regardless of their level. With practice, patience, and the right mindset, it can be done.

Enhance your English pronunciation skills with my 40-minute lessons, designed for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. My accelerated learning techniques, including timed repetition and shadowing, will help you achieve a natural British accent.

  • Discover the International Phonetic Alphabet to better understand the sounds of English, and learn to adopt the correct mindset for mastering Received Pronunciation.
  • Develop the correct muscle memory required for native-like pronunciation, and differentiate between similar sounds such as /ʌ/ and /ə/.
  • Understand the crucial role of semivowels in connected speech, as well as the interconnection between your articulators and diaphragm.
  • Recognize the impact of your mother tongue on your English pronunciation, and learn to think like a native speaker for effortless communication. Establish neural pathways for more fluent English speech.

Maximize your learning potential by also enrolling in my comprehensive course program. Schedule a complimentary 20-minute consultation with me at private_tuition @receivedpronunciation.com (remove the space after the @ sign) and receive a prompt response within 24 hours.

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Can I really change my accent?

It can be done, but it requires a fundamental understanding of the mechanics of how we create sounds. We have to consider the positioning of the articulators and how we aspirate air from the lungs. For some, this can be a simple process, yet for others, it can be extremely challenging. Each student progresses at their own pace. Some can struggle with the very basic articulation of sounds while others can easily mimic the sounds and just need to develop better overall awareness. With the right mindset and patience, it can be done.

How many lessons do you recommend?

I recommend a minimum of 10-15 lessons to master the fundamentals. You will better understand why your accent differs and what changes need to be made. This course focuses on giving students the ability to self-diagnose without always having to rely on a teacher. My lessons also include The Daily Training Program at no extra cost.

How will the complete course materials benefit my lessons?

The Complete Course is a program that was specifically crafted to better assist students when they enroll in private lessons. It’s more than just a course. Think of it as a virtual textbook complete with pre-recorded videos, PDFs, quizzes and repetition exercises. The course materials are input-focused which saves time and enables the lessons to become more output focused. An explanation can be found here: Thinkific Pronunciation Course

Do I need to purchase the course materials to take lessons?

While the purchase of the materials is not compulsory, students who enroll generally improve at a much more advanced rate than those who don’t. As a teacher, it also helps me better gauge your progress and troubleshoot any difficulties you encounter. Students who do not purchase the course materials will still be given free access to The Daily Training Program.

How much time do I need to put into this?

In general, I recommend one private lesson a week together with 10-15 minutes a day spent on the training materials. Those who study at a steady pace with a long-term outlook achieve the best results.

Can I purchase the materials without taking lessons?

Yes, anyone is welcome to enroll in the Complete Course materials. There is also a discussion panel where you can freely submit questions.

How frequently should I take lessons?

The frequency of lessons depends on the student’s preference. Most students request to take lessons once a week.

What will I learn during my first few lessons?

The initial lessons will focus on laying the foundations. While it's easy to mention concepts like the use of stressed and unstressed syllables or the aspiration of sounds from the front of the mouth, understanding the practical implications and application is crucial.

We will study the mechanisms that enable the native-like aspiration of sounds. You'll engage in drills designed to help you articulate the fundamental sounds, much like a baby learning to use speech mechanisms for the first time. Emphasis will also be placed on maintaining a relaxed posture when producing the neutral sounds of British English. Step-by-step guidance will be provided, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the process that allows for the execution of unstressed sounds without overcompensation. We'll explore how to avoid engaging certain facial muscles incorrectly and positioning the tongue inaccurately.

Remember, the ultimate goal is to cultivate a native-like pronunciation without sounding forced. Instead, the focus is on learning to articulate the sounds effortlessly. While this transformation won't occur overnight, grasping these fundamental principles is essential for sustained progress in your pronunciation journey.

Do you offer lessons for native English speakers?

Yes, the teaching methods for native English speakers differ. Please contact me for more information.