Improve English Pronunciation: Focus on Vowel Sounds

Now enrolling for Spring classes

Wednesdays, 5/20 – 6/24/20, 12-1pm PST / 3-4pm EST

Cost: $179 (until May 13, $209 after May 13)

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • to recognize all 15+ American English vowel sounds (even though there are 5 written vowels, there are many more spoken ones)
  • to hear & pronounce the difference between the vowel sounds in words like:
    • it & eat
    • foot & boot
    • man, men & main
  • common spellings of each vowel sound, so you can guess the pronunciation of unfamiliar words
  • many common exception words that do not follow the rules
  • read & use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to be able to know for certain the pronunciation of any word, even when spelling does not follow the rules

As a result:

  • Your speech will be clearer and more easily understandable
  • Your accent will be less pronounced
  • You will avoid misunderstandings created by similar sounding words
  • You will avoid the embarrassment related to saying something that sounds like a dirty word when you don’t intend to (beach & b$tch, sheet & sh$t, etc.)


What you need to know about the class:

  • Live online group class over Zoom.
  • Maximum of 6 people: plenty of opportunity for correction & feedback on your speech.
  • Have to miss a class? No problem: each class is recorded, so you can watch at your leisure.
  • Practice commitment: To get the most of this class and make lasting changes to your speech, it is suggested that you practice 30 minutes daily.
  • You will be given a list of suggested practice materials.  They are optional and may have an additional cost.
accent improvement coach Nicole