English pronunciation can be tricky. Do you know when you should say 'the' and when you should say 'thee'? Try another one - how do you say 'our'? Do you say 'are' or 'hour'? What about the 'o' sound in 'don't'?
I have had a website for nearly twenty years and in all that time my most popular page (every day) has been the voice exercise (English pronunciation) page so I have decided to bring it to life. My video course will never become outdated - it will always be essential for people who want to speak well.
This isn't aimed particularly 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 16 vowel sounds and 23 consonant sounds as well as a few oddities of English pronunciation. 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.
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. I have been teaching people to talk clearly since 1994 and these exercises have been created over the years to help people with specific sounds. I'm a native English speaker from the south of England and qualified to the highest level.
Serena in London