Is proper pronunciation important? It really is, and here is why.
This is one area where a small investment can give a big
I provide online accent reduction courses, using phonetic text to ensure the process is as clear and cost-effective as possible. Find out exactly what you need to do to improve your pronunciation, and set your step-by-step goals. Resources that I use can be found here (free downloads)
To book a free getting-started session or a paid
learning-lesson on-line, click here.
Until the end of April, I will be offering a half-price
reduction: book two lessons at 40 Euros each and I will offer
you two more lessons free. Good!
Speech consists of a set of sounds used to communicate ideas. It
works because the sounds are standardized, a bit like Morse code or the HTML code used to make this website.
Mainstream American and British English speech uses a
particular set of sounds, and other languages use other ones.
Students of English need to be taught to pronounce the right
sounds of English in the right way so that the average native
speaker can understand them clearly.
Phonetic text offers a clear and logical method for learning
the sounds of English with ways of assessing skills and
identifying where improvement should be made, objectively.
Phonics does not, as it uses illogical conventional spelling.
I use phonetic text to make everything straightforward.
So here is what I propose to improve your spoken English in a
webcam work session:
- go through the list of the sounds of mainstream British and American speech together,
- see which of the sounds you have difficulty with,
- establish which of the documents I use for teaching would
suit you best and agree on a personal study programme.
Please have a look through this website to understand the
how, what and why of my method (click "Back to homepage" at
the top of this page).