Assessment


Practise the sounds and intonation of English in a 121 class and receive your personalised pronunciation plan.


I achieved what I wanted. I have no more patients asking ‘Can you say that again?’ or ‘What did you say?'” 
Sandra Toccalino

Assessment


Practise the sounds and intonation of English in a 121 class and receive your personalised pronunciation plan.

I achieved what I wanted. I have no more patients asking ‘Can you say that again?’ or ‘What did you say?'” 
Sandra Toccalino

60 Minutes

Individual 121 class covering sounds and intonation.

The Sound of English

150 page ebook covering sounds, joining and IPA with audio.

IPA Certified Teachers

Pronunciation specialists with 10+ years’ classroom experience.

In the class, your teacher will do various activities with you to assess your pronunciation skills in the following 4 areas:

1) Vowel Sounds

English has 20 vowel sounds – producing them accurately involves 2 skills: sound selection and sound production. In the assessment, your teacher will see and hear how you make your sounds naturally and then test you on specific areas using repetition and reading aloud.

2) Consonant Sounds

Accurate production of the 24 English consonant sounds is essential for clear pronunciation. Your teacher will hear you make each sound in isolation, then in different positions within words and sentences.

3) Joining

Producing sounds in isolation is an essential skill, but when we speak, everything changes.  Sounds disappear, shorten, lengthen or change slightly to create fast connected speech. Your teacher will listen to the way you join your sounds and explain any techniques that would help your fluency.

Stress involves placing emphasis in certain places in words and sentences – an essential aspect of clear speech. How do you place emphasis? This is your intonation – pitch movement, length and volume, the music of English. We’ll listen to your natural speech and try the three English intonation patterns with you, explaining any parts that you could study to give you more expression and accuracy.

Understanding how your 1st language is influencing your English helps when you study pronunciation. This area is sometimes called ‘Accent Reduction’ (for a detailed description see our article “What is Accent Reduction?“). If studying common pronunciation problems related to your mother tongue will help you, your teacher will explain this in the assessment.

What happens after the class?

Your teacher will complete and send your Pronunciation Plan:

– it’s a document showing the areas of sounds, stress and intonation that you can work on to improve your English pronunciation. Your teacher will also include notes on anything additional that came up and their recommendations for further study.

Fees & Booking


49.99 

60 minutes 121 Class

The Sound of English (Book + Audio) Included

 Face to face (Central London) or online (Zoom/Skype)

Mon-Fri (09:00-21:00), Sat (10:00-17:00)

BOOKING

To book your class, please complete the form on the right (we will get back to you within 24 hours Mon-Fri) or call our team on 0207 4040777.

Alternatively you can purchase the assessment here and we will get in touch within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) to arrange the class. 

You will have access to your course materials once payment is completed.

 

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    Fees & Booking


    49.99 / free with any course*

    60 minutes 121 Class

    The Sound of English (Book + Audio) Included

     Face to face (Central London) or online (Zoom/Skype)

    Mon-Fri (09:00-21:00), Sat (10:00-17:00)

    *If you purchase any group or individual course within 7 days of the assessment class. 

    BOOKING

    To book your class, please complete the form below (we will get back to you within 24 hours Mon-Fri) or call our team on 0207 4040777.

    Alternatively you can purchase the assessment here and we will get in touch within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) to arrange the class. 

    You will have access to your course materials once payment is completed.

      Your Name (required)

      Your Email (required)

      Your First Language (required)

      Would you like your assessment class in London or online?

      When would you like your assessment class (time/date)?
      Please detail as much availability as possible so we can match you with your teacher.