Speak clearly & with confidence
With this course you’ll get rid of your bad pronunciation habits fast. You’ll develop a clear accent, and will have the confidence to speak to everyone.
Be understood by everyone
Do people often ask you to repeat what you say? Want to put an end to the frustration of not being understood? That’s what this course does for you.
Get a good job more easily
You’re competing for jobs with people who have the same qualifications as you. A clear English accent will give you the advantage you need.
Understand fast spoken English
The more you improve your pronunciation the easier it’ll be for you to understand fast, real English. You’ll notice the difference from lesson one.
Advance your professional career
Are you looking for a job promotion? With a good English pronunciation you’re more likely to get it. Everybody loves communicating with a clear speaker.
Speak on the phone without effort
The job you want requires you to speak English on the phone or Skype. Having a clear accent will help you communicate well in every situation.
Why learn English with Maria?
When you learn English with me, you get the best of both worlds.
On the one hand you get a course that’s 100% recorded by native English speakers. On the other hand, you get a teacher who’s been where you are now, and understands the problems you’re having.
Unlike native English teachers, I’ve personally gone through the process of improving my English pronunciation, so I know what works and what doesn’t.
What does this course bring you?
Step by step lessons, interactive flashcards, drills & quizzes.
I've designed this British English pronunciation course to bring you fast results. Here's what you get:
Individual English sounds
This module introduces you to the 45 Standard British English sounds. Each lesson focuses on one sound, and walks you through it step by step using everyday words.
To make it even easier for you, I’ve put each word on an interactive flashcard which you can play over and over. Play the Module 3 video to see some examples.
Apart from the interactive flashcards, quizzes and drills, I’ve added another great tool to help you get the 45 sounds always right: mouth and lip graphs.
Every lesson comes with a mouth and a lip graph, plus a clear explanation. Here are the graphs for the sound /ə/:
Comparing English sounds
In this module I show you the difference between similar sounds. For example: /ɪ/ & /i:/, /ə/ & /e/, /s/ & /z/, and many more.
With the interactive flashcards you can listen to words that sound similar but not identical. Being able to play those words side by side is the secret to fast improvement.
To reinforce what you’ve learn, I’ve also created drills and quizzes for each set of sounds.
Play the Module 4 video to see some of the many interactive flashcards in this module.
One of the most difficult aspects of English pronunciation are the silent letters. How do you know which letters to drop in: castle, Wednesday, lamb, island?
In this module you learn and practise dozens of everyday words with the help of interactive flashcards. And to help you master the silent letters even faster, I’ve also put together plenty of drills and quizzes.
Play the Module 5 video to see some examples.
How clear are your consonants in words like: sports, locked, Scotland? Dropping consonants that are not silent makes it difficult for people to understanding you.
In this module I bring you dozens of everyday English words with consonant clusters. To get those words always right, you can practise them with the interactive flashcards, drills and quizzes you’ll find in every lesson.
Play the Module 6 video to see some examples.
Stressing English words
English words are often stressed where you least expect it. How would you stress, for instance: survive, department, complete, interested?
In this module I give you rules that will help you get the stress right. Plus, you get to play dozens of interactive flashcards, drills and quizzes with everyday words.
Play the video to see some examples.
Linking words in English
To sound natural in English you need to link words the way native speakers do. Are you linking words in phrases like: without a doubt, nothing's impossible?
This module is all about word linking: when to link words, when not to link words, which words are never linked, and the inevitable exceptions.
Apart from dozens of interactive flashcards, you also get drills and quizzes to master linking.
Play the video to see some examples.
Extra practice module
This module has some of my favourite lessons. For instance, there’s a lesson with the 100 most common English words, and another one with the top 50 expressions.
There are also lessons dedicated to numbers, people’s names, place names, book titles, acronyms. etc.
This module is also where I add words suggested by my course students.
Play the Bonus Module video to see some examples.
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Interactive drills & quizzes
Maria’s best pronunciation tips
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FAQs about this English pronunciation course
How long will it take me to improve my English accent with this course?
I’ve designed the step by step lessons to help you notice some improvement within a few hours of starting the course. After that, every hour you put into improving your pronunciation will make a big difference. If you practise regularly, your accent will improve noticeably within three to four months.
Does this course come with a money-back guarantee?
Yes. You take no risk at all when you subscribe to this English pronunciation course. If for any reason it doesn’t suit you, you get all your money back within 30 days of joining. Just drop me an email, and I’ll send you a full refund.
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time with no penalty. And you can also stay subscribed for as long as you want :)
Is this an American English or a British English course?
This is a British English pronunciation course.
Who is this English pronunciation course for?
This course is for non-native speakers who want to improve their British English accent. It’s ideal for those at an intermediate or advanced level.
Who is this course NOT for?
This course is not for total beginners. It’s better to do this course when you’re familiar with at least a few hundred everyday English words.
Also, if you’re expecting a miracle without practising regularly, please don’t subscribe to this course. I can help you get a great accent, but you need to put in the hours required.
Is the monthly subscription a recurring payment?
Yes, and you can cancel it at any time with no penalty.
Will this course work on all my devices?
Yes. You can play the lessons on all your devices: computer, tablet, phone, tv ...
Do I have to download anything?
No. This course doesn't take any of your computer, tablet or phone space. All the lessons are hosted by us. And you can access them 24/7, with no limitations.
Do I need to be online to play the lessons?
Yes. You'll need an Internet connexion to play the lessons.
Is this course recorded by native speakers?
Yes. All the recordings in this English pronunciation course have been done by professional native English voice actors with a Standard British English accent.
Does this course use computer generated recordings?
Not at all. All the recordings in this English pronunciation course have been done by real humans.
Computer generated recordings do not give you an accurate intonation, and they don’t express human emotions. You may have noticed that in many of the English courses currently available, and most of the free lessons you find online.
Am I too old to improve my English accent?
No. My experience as a teacher has shown me that you’re never too old to improve your pronunciation. I’ve seen students of all ages get a better accent with regular practice.
Will you answer my English language questions?
This step by step course answers the great majority of the questions you’ll have. If you have any unanswered questions, you can send them to me. I’ll answer them in my Live English Classes, in my videos, and I may also add the answers to the course content.
Does this course include free access to the Live English Classes?
No. The English Pronunciation Course subscription does not include free access to either the Live Classes or the Live Classes Replays. Those have to be purchased separately.
Is this course full of jargon and technical terms?
Not at all. I won’t throw at you words like: fricative, labiodental, alveolar, plosive. If you’ve been put off by other English courses, you’re safe here.