Learn the sounds and intonation of standard (GB) English.

At Pronunciation Studio, we teach 4 areas of English speech:

Mouth Movement

How to move the tongue, jaw and lips, and to use the voice to accurately produce the 44 sounds of English.

Spelling to Sound

The relationship between written English and its pronunciation; we learn the rules and the exceptions.

Connected Speech

The way sounds change when they join together to help learners produce and hear fast and accurate speech.

Stress & Intonation

The melodies and stresses of English speech: when to go up, down and how to use pitch range to show emotion.

Why study pronunciation?

Pronunciation and intonation are often ignored on English courses; learners achieve a high level in grammar, vocabulary and writing, but do not reach their potential in speaking or listening skills.

Although English does have an unusual relationship between its written and spoken forms, these areas can be learnt like any other, with rules, exceptions, and above all plenty of practice. Most learners report 3 benefits:

Spoken Accuracy

Using the full range of sounds means words are pronounced clearly, fewer mistakes and less need to repeat.

Listening Skills

Usually the first sign of improvement is faster, more detailed listening skills: you hear things you had never noticed before.

Constant Progress

Now the sounds and rules are learnt, improvement is constant, you can spot when it sounds right (and when it doesn’t).

Meet the teaching team:

Tom

Zainab

David

Zainab, Tom & David have been teaching together at Pronunciation Studio for over 10 years. Since the school began in Central London in 2008 we’ve helped over 10,000 learners from more than 100 countries.

Our team is certified by the International Phonetic Association as proficient in English phonetics, on top of the usual teaching, voice/language qualifications.

Everything we do at Pronunciation Studio is designed to be practical, fun and above all student-focused from our learning materials to our blog and courses.

  • I have had 16 lessons with Zainab and it has been a great experience. She is a very thoughtful teacher who puts a lot of thought into how she presents... read more

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    7/09/2021

    I have had individual lessons with the Pronunciation Studio. They have very professional and friendly staff. In only two months' time, I have made significant progress in speaking skills and... read more

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    Tom L
    11/09/2019

    I had my classes with Zainab, and i had an amazing experience! She knew a lot about pronunciation as a whole, and was able to point many mistakes i was... read more

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    4/15/2019
  • I took Zainab's individual classes for 4 months, and all of her lessons were amazing. She always taught me how to improve my speaking English based on her deep knowledge... read more

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    5/02/2020

    Martin, Polish. Amazing experience & well invested money! I took 4 days intensive course and I'm absolutely satisfied. It was great experience. Even I'm in London for few years, there... read more

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    5/02/2018

    I took the 4 days intensive course and I can highly recommend this training if you want to learn the technique to produce the correct english pronunciation and sound. The... read more

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COURSES:

Assessment

Discover your areas of strength and weakness in English pronunciation with a 60 minute one to one assessment class

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Learn individually with one of our teachers. It’s the fastest and most flexible way to improve, the course is designed for you. 

Group

Learn every sound in a small group (max 4) with 8 weekly classes of one hour covering – it’s good value and fun.

All courses include ‘The Sound of English’ ebook with audio:

Chapter 1 (Sample)

RESOURCES:

Ebook

‘The Sound of English’ is the Pronunciation Studio course book covering sounds, linking and spelling to sound. Download chapter one and start now.

IPA Chart

The Pronunciation Studio IPA chart includes the 44 standard sounds and 2 sound variations. Listen and download to practice wherever you are. 

Blog

Browse our articles and lessons on sounds, regional and international accents, new words and everything else related to pronunciation.