Learn the sounds and intonation of standard British English (GB) in a small group (2 to 6 learners) in central London. A practical 2 level structure with evening, weekend and intensive course options available.


In ’45 Sounds’ we learn how to pronounce every sound of GB English. This involves practising where to place and how to use the articulators (tongue, jaw, throat, air flow, voice) and how to join sounds together in connected speech. We also learn how these sounds appear in written English and their IPA symbols.

KEY CONTENT:

– Mouth Positions
– Joining
– Spelling to Sound
– IPA Symbols

In ‘Stress & Intonation’ the focus is firstly on choosing and producing clear stresses within words and sentences in an accurate English way. We then look at how to use the 3 intonation patterns of English (falling, fall-rising, rising) to create emotion and attitude in our speech. All of these elements are applied in practical conversation practice.

KEY CONTENT:

– Volume, Pitch & Length
– Stress Selection
– Pace & Pausing
– Intonation Patterns

Each level is 12 hours and can be taken in the following formats:

8 Week
(Evenings)

8 x 90 minute classes / level
18:00-19:30 or 19:30-21:00
£299 – 1 Level / £549 – 2 Levels

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2 Day
(Weekends)

Sat + Sun – 1 weekend / level
10:00-17:00
£299 – 1 Level / £549 – 2 Levels

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4 Day
(Weekday)

Both levels in 4 days
Mon-Thurs 10:00-17:00
£399 – 2 Levels

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January

Thursday Evenings  | 23/1 – 12/3 | Level 1Book Now

February

Weekend Intensive | 1-2/2 | Level 1Book Now
Tuesday Evenings  | 18/2 – 17/4 | Level 1Book Now
Thursday Evenings  | 6/2 – 26/3 | Level 2Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 10-13/2 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now

March

Tuesday Evenings  | 3/3 – 21/4 | Level 1Book Now
Weekend Intensive | 7-8/3 | Level 2 Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 9-12/3 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
Thursday Evenings  | 19/3 – 7/5 | Level 1Book Now

April

Thursday Evenings  | 2/4 – 21/5 | Level 1Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 6-9/4 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
Tuesday Evenings  | 14/4 – 2/6 | Level 1Book Now
Weekend Intensive | 4-5/4 | Level 1 Book Now
Tuesday Evenings  | 28/4 – 16/6 | Level 1Book Now

May

Weekend Intensive  | 2-3/5 | Level 1 |  Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 4-8/5 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
Thursday Evenings | 14/5 - 2/7 | Level 1Book Now
Thursday Evenings  | 28/5 – 16/7 | Level 1Book Now

June

Weekend Intensive  | 6-7/6 | Level 2 |  Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 8-11/6 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
Tuesday Evenings | 9/6 - 28/7 | Level 2 | Book Now
Tuesday Evenings  | 23/6 – 11/8 | Level 1Book Now

July

Weekend Intensive  | 4-5/7 | Level 1 |  Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 6-9/7 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
Thursday Evenings | 9/7 - 27/8 | Level 1Book Now
Thursday Evenings  | 23/7 – 10/9 | Level 2 | Book Now

August

Weekend Intensive  | 1-2/8 | Level 1 |  Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 3-6/8 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
Tuesday Evenings | 4/8 - 22/9 | Level 1Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 10-13/8 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 17-20/8 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now
Tuesday Evenings  | 18/8 – 6/10 | Level 1Book Now
4 Day Intensive | 24-27/8 | Level 1 + 2 | Book Now

We have been running group courses in central London since 2008. In that time we've worked with thousands of learners from over 100 countries.

  • 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... read more

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    claudia bua
    11/29/2017

    I had Level 1 and individual classes with Zainab. She is a great teacher -very professional and talented. All my classes were intense and tailored specially to my needs. My... read more

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    Alexandra Gromova
    9/27/2018

    This place is great to improve your pronunciation. I took the weekend courses and then some individual lessons via Skype.
    The teachers are very passionate and will look at each...
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    Ephel Itzcovich
    12/28/2017
  • I found the studio online and I've been hooked by the stellar reviews, I have to say I've been very pleased with the choice.
    I bought both levels and did the...
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    Maurizia Carrera Avatar
    Maurizia Carrera
    3/21/2019

    My tuitor was great. She helped me to build my confidence to improve my speaking with my accent and sound of English.

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    Betul Corapcioglu
    11/01/2019

    I took individual lessons with Zainab. She identified my weaker areas when I had the Intro class. She tailored the lessons to the need of my weaker points. She tried... read more

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    Seiko Saito
    8/04/2018

What materials are provided?

You receive 'The Sound of English Pronunciation' with full audio pack in your first class and you receive the ebook version of this when you make your booking. Download a free sample of the pack here. 

What's your cancellation policy?

You can cancel any time up to 5 days before the course is due to begin for a full refund minus £15 processing fee. Cancellations within 5 days of course start date are not refundable.

What's the minimum and maximum group size?

The groups are from 2 to 6 people. In the very rare case that there is just one person booked, we offer the choice of a full refund or a shorter individual course.

Where do classes take place?

In central London at Pronunciation Studio in Holborn - 22 Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2NS. See our contact page for more information.

Is there a minimum English level?

Our teachers will speak at normal native speed in class, so it is essential that learners can follow this without getting lost. The courses are suitable on this basis, for high intermediate to proficient level speakers.

What happens if I miss a class?

If you can't attend one of your classes, your teacher will show you which parts of the course materials you have missed. If you would like to take the class, you can book a 30 minute or 60 minute 121 class at a special rate (£30/30 minute, £60/60 minute) and go through the material with your teacher.

Do you offer accommodation for visitors?

We don't provide accommodation. If you are visiting to take a course, we recommend London University Rooms - which rents out student accommodation at affordable prices.