The schwa class is a practical 90 minute English pronunciation session covering the most important sound in GB English – the Schwa /ə/.
You’ve probably seen it before and you’ve definitely heard it, but why’s it so important? Simply because it’s everywhere, about one in three vowel sounds in English is a schwa /ə/. It is an essential element in learning English sounds (see the 4 key areas of English speech here). In this group class, you will learn:
How to pronounceSchwa (using the correct combination of jaw, tongue and lip position),
How to spot the Schwa in written English (it can be a, e, i, o & u!) and
Where schwa appears in connected speech.
We’ll give you a free sample of our course book ‘The Sound of English’ with exercises to practise when you get home (or on the way home if you’re very keen).
This class is the first step to improving your pronunciation skills. The only requirement is that you have a high intermediate to proficient level of English, our teachers speak at normal native speaker speed in class.
“I can actually hear myself when I make a mistake – “that’s not in English, that’s in my accent!” – in Latvian we don’t have a schwa for example. I feel that I can correct myself.” Anita Karklina(read more testimonials)
-Wednesday, 25th January | 14:30-16:00
-Wednesday, 25th January | 18:00-19:30
-Saturday, 28th January | 14:00-15:30
Check back for future dates (7 days in advance).
To book your place, fill in the form (instant confirmation) or call us on 0207 4040777.