Pronunciation Studio simply wouldn’t exist without the thousands of learners who have joined us over the past 14 years. Thank you for studying with us and for your comments!
It was exciting to study how English pronunciation works - no one would teach that at school. Many new and sometimes unexpected rules to learn, a lot to practice - and you can actually see progress. I started to notice how others speak, what kind of accent natives use, what mistakes non-natives make, and at the same time started to listen to myself - how I can speak English better. Great course with great teachers!
SANDRA TOCCALINO, Argentine Doctor 2014
“I achieved what I wanted. I have no more patients asking ‘Can you say that again?’ or ‘What did you say?’ I think I have a very good communication with the patients which was one of my main things. So that’s improved. My confidence has improved massively. I can be in any sort of conversation with anyone and just follow the conversations.I don’t get lost anymore thinking ‘did they say that?’ or have they said something else.So it’s improved my social skills, confidence, work. I think in every aspect really.”
Comments about David
“I have started to notice the language, accents and pronunciation of people around me. As for my own speech, I am now much more aware of where my ‘give aways’ are and I am conscious of trying to lessen the impact of those accent quirks. I am also more mindful of how I make sounds, the use of my face muscles, tongue and lips and their role in creating my speech. I have learnt alot more about the English language generally and I have been surprised to find how RP has quite specific patterns in respect to where you would place the stress on a certain phrase or sentence. I thought David was brilliant and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to do accent reduction.” ★★★★★
KAREN FINNEGAN 2014
“Impact has been amazing. I have toned down my London accent which has supported my confidence to speak publicly. David has been supportive and positive which has made my progress easier. Thank you David!” ★★★★★
LOUISE PACZENSKY, 24/5/15
Amazing place, amazing teachers. I’ve been studying with David for a year, and every time I go to our sessions I enjoy myself. I love our conversations and having fun is the best way to learn. My accent has improved massively since last year and David is helping me to improve my American accent as well (I need it in my profession!). Every session is tailored on your needs and goals, but be aware, you have to practice a lot on your own if you want to get the best results. I truly advise to anyone who wants or needs to improve his/her accent to have a chat with one of the teachers at the Pronunciation Studio. 5 stars!!!
Comments about Zainab
“I really enjoyed learning with Zainab. She is a great teacher, very helpful and supportive. She identified all key issues I needed to improve and found her teaching techniques very effective. Her messages and explanations were very clear and easy to follow. She was also very friendly which made the whole experience comfortable.” ★★★★★ EMESE BODI, 2014
“I just wanted to tell you how content I was with my intonation course taught by Zainab! It was my second course with her and her teaching skills are very good. Zainab is indeed very engaging and fun! Thank you very much.” ★★★★★ YANNICK DEREPAS, 2018
“First of all let me give you my feedback on the assessment class with Zainab: It was far better than anything I could have expected. And I don’t know about the other teachers, I’m sure they are all great, but Zainab is just superb.” ★★★★★ SERGIO IRIARTE, 2018
I took a couple of individual classes with Zainab – she has been a great teacher finding creative ways to explain different concepts to me. She was also eager to tailor the course to my goals. On the whole, I am pleased with my experience with the Pronunciation Studio!
As for me lessons with Zainab were the most exciting expirience! She is very talented teacher who can explain in an academic way all the details to make them available for everybody. A lot of examples, great book (hope nw video part will be added one day), reasonable prices and flexible schedule. I am very glad in terms of results too, I see my troubles clearly and can continue to improve my language skills.
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 the material and adjusts it to your individual needs. Her lessons were engaging, useful, and she was very patient, always encouraging to try harder, persuading that you can do it. I would highly recommend Zainab and Pronunciation Studio to anyone interested in learning English pronunciation.
I highly recommend it. After 16 individual one-hour classes with Zainab, I couldn't be happier. They offered me a very professional approach, nicely tailored to what I needed and wanted, given the influences from my native language, my personal goals, etc. In terms of content, we covered everything from elementary sounds to nuanced intonations. I wasn't magically converted into a native speaker, but have undoubtedly improved a lot, as well as opened my eyes (or rather... ears) to what I should pay attention to when communicating in English.
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 in this field. She is not only professional, but also friendly and kind, so it helped me to keep my motivation towards learning.
If you want to improve your English pronunciation, accent, rhythm and intonation, I highly recommend that you take lessons from Pronunciation Studio. I believe that this is the best choice for you.
I started taking online individual lessons in November 2019. It has been an incredible journey thanks to Zainab. She focuses on you and your particular needs. She gave me additional materials and tips and answered all my questions. It was more than following lessons and getting homework done; it was about focusing on what I needed. It makes the learning process more efficient, personal and also fun. The Pronunciation Studio is the best option if you live outside the UK and you want to improve your UK English pronunciation skills.
I had 40 one-to-one lessons with Zainab last year to improve my accent, and later my intonation. The material provided by the studio (manuals and recordings) is accessible and well structure. Zainab is an incredible teacher, with an academic background in phonetics and all. And very friendly: there’s been a gap in my weeks after the last lesson! I had half my lessons at the studio and half remotely via videoconference. The schedule was flexible enough to intertwine the lessons with a busy professional agenda. 100% recommended for a pronunciation plan tailored to your needs.
I had classes for Zainab to help reduce my accent. She is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. After the course I noticed a significant improvement in my pronunciation. I recommend for anyone interested in improving their speaking.
The course is absolutely amazing. I took individual lessons with very professional, passionate and enthusiastic Zainab. Lessons are tailored for needs and very interesting. I wish I could take them earlier. Worth every penny!
Comments about Tom
“My pronunciation has immensely been improved in the past few months. Schwas, assimilation and clusters have been noticeable. I even received very positive response and praise from my colleagues and students. Tom – the best!” ★★★★★
MARYAM WAJID, 17/5/15
“I have improve a lot and I recognise fall, rise, fall rise in speech. I enjoyed the teaching styles of Tom & Karen a lot. I hope to see you soon again. The school is amazing! Love it!” ★★★★★
JULIA VAN DEN BOCK, 24/5/15
“I will surely come back and bring friends. Tom is wonderful and very accomodating.” ★★★★★
NIKE OGUNDANA, 31/8/14
I recommend "Pronunciation Studio" with all my heart. Just after the first few lessons, I noticed a huge difference in my pronunciation and understanding of what native speakers are saying to me. Each subsequent lesson opens my eyes wider and wider - until now I thought I knew English quite well, but my teacher Tom in Pronunciation Studio teaches me what I have never been taught in any other school - how to properly pronounce all the sounds specific to English. Such lessons are needed for anyone who cares about great English pronunciation and accent.
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English IPA Quiz
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