English Pronunciation: improve yours with a native speaker
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English Pronunciation: improve yours with a native speaker

Serena is a highly qualified elocution teacher. Learn to pronounce british English sounds. Sound natural, be correct.
4.2 (41 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
400 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will be able to speak with more clarity and confidence and with improved articulation
  • Students will know how to clearly pronounce English consonant sounds which will make their speech sound crisp and clear
  • Students will know how to pronounce English vowel sounds and this will bring their speech alive
  • In this course students will also learn how to pronounce some oddities of the English language such as 'our'
  • Students will be aware of how to have more of an English accent
Requirements
  • This is for anyone who can speak a basic level of English
  • It is for people already familiar with English, either as their first language or as an additional language.
  • This course does NOT teach English grammar or English as an additional language.
  • Suitable for children and adults
  • You don't need hours and hours of free time - this is a short course, not because I couldn't do a long course, but because I believe that we are all busy people now and we want to be able to see a difference in a short space of time. However as with anything in life the more you practice the better you will become
Description

I have been teaching people to talk clearly since 1994 and these exercises have been created over the years to help people from all over the world with specific sounds.

I believe that this is a unique approach to English pronunciation and that you won't find another course like it online. This course has been designed so that you can hop from one lecture to another they are not dependent upon each other, this makes improving your pronunciation easier for you as you can concentrate on the sounds you need to.

I teach this course as though you are sitting opposite me and I explain and demonstrate how the English sounds and words should be said and you then have an opportunity to repeat and practice the sounds. The exercises are also presented as a downloadable resource which you can print out and then practise whenever you want to.

I have had a website about clear speaking for nearly twenty years and in all that time my most popular page (every day) has been the voice exercise (pronunciation) page so I have decided to bring it to life. This course will never become outdated - it will always be essential for people who want to speak well.

This isn't aimed just at people who have English as an additional language, about 50% of my pupils over the last twenty years have English as their first or only language and they just want to improve their pronunciation and how they speak.

This course focuses on voice exercises for most of the vowel and consonant sounds made in English. I cover 39 different sounds as well as a few oddities of the spoken English language. I will show you how these sounds should be pronounced, what shape your mouth should be, where your tongue should be and you will hear what they should sound like. This will help you learn how to pronounce English sounds.

Each lecture concentrates on one sound and there is an opportunity for you to repeat the exercises after me.  Each sound has its own lesson so you can jump around and pick on the sounds you need to improve. This is helpful for anyone who mumbles or wishes to soften their accent - whatever accent they have but please bear in mind that anyone can speak clearly even with an accent if they can execute the basic skills of clear speech.

I am 100% confident that there isn't another course like this. If you enrol on the course and find a particular sound you have trouble with is missing you only need to message me and I will add it in a new lecture as soon as possible for you. 

I want everyone to have confidence and fun when speaking. Most bad speech is caused by laziness or lack of knowledge. 

Join me now and improve your English pronunciation today!  Have a look at my promotional and free sample lectures and see how I can help you.

'A great and informative course - What a good idea of Serena's to do a speech course where the learner can participate and learn how to speak better' - Anne

'I am finding this course clear, simple and easy enough to do a small section every day. The children are also enjoying the lessons. Highly recommend. Thank you Serena for creating this helpful course'. - Susan



Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people who need to or want to improve their speaking skills. This could be because they have been told they mumble or maybe they just feel anxious when they have to speak to groups of people or just one or two individuals.
  • Anyone who wishes to soften their accent - whatever accent that might be.
  • People who want to make their English pronunciation more easily understood
  • People who want to learn how to pronounce English sounds
  • Ideal if you want to learn quickly , this is a short course but covers everything you need to know.
Course content
Expand all 52 lectures 01:00:44
+ Vowel sounds
17 lectures 17:21

One of the most important things to do when pronouncing vowel sounds is open your mouth and let it make different shapes!

How vowel sounds are made
00:31
The letter A sound in saw
01:24
The letter A sound in farm
01:31
The letter E sound in seat
01:10
The letter E sound in set
01:06
The letter I sound in sit
00:42
The letter O sound in house
00:47
The letter O sound in boy
00:39
The letter O sound in not
01:04
The letter U sound in blue
00:57
The letter U sound in put
00:49
The letter U sound in Music
00:44
The letter U sound in hut
00:50
+ Consonants
24 lectures 26:49

We generally use five organs of speech to make consonant sounds, our tongue, teeth, lips anad hard and soft palates.

Preview 00:42
The letter B
00:47
The letter C
01:11
'CH'
01:14
The letter D
00:35
The letter F
00:43
The letter G
01:13
The letter H
01:21
The letter J
00:59
The letter K
00:52
The letter L
01:53
The letter M
00:26
The letter N
00:38
The letter P
00:31
The letter Q
01:14
The letter R
01:57
The letter S
00:54
The letter T
01:31
'TH'
02:48
The letter V
00:44
The letter W
01:12
The letter X
01:42
The letter Y
01:04
The letter Z
00:38
+ Sounds that are similar but NOT the same
4 lectures 04:35

Should BATH be barth or bath?

Difference between a and ah
00:57

When you say live does it sound like leave?

Difference between ee and i
01:06

When you say hair does it sound the same as her?

Difference between air and er
01:09

A sound my daughter used to have trouble with - the difference between wall and wool .

Preview 01:23
+ Things that didn't fit elsewhere
4 lectures 06:29

Ts and ds are important wherever they aare in a word and if the have 'le' after them a listener should be able to hear the 'l'

Preview 01:44

Probably the two most mispronounced words in everyday use.

Preview 01:01

Don't let it be too short and end it before you get to the 'g' but also don't make the 'g' a hard sound.

the 'ing' sound
02:48
Conclusion
00:56
+ Bonus lecture
1 lecture 02:28

Find out more about me, my website and facebook  pages here

Bonus
02:28