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.
Please note that during the current restrictions owing to COVID-19, all courses are one to one online (see information here). Our group and face to face training will resume when restrictions are lifted.
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.
– Mouth Positions
– 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.
– Volume, Pitch & Length
– Stress Selection
– Pace & Pausing
– Intonation Patterns
Each level is 12 hours and can be taken in the following formats:
8 x 90 minute classes / level
18:00-19:30 or 19:30-21:00
£299 – 1 Level / £549 – 2 Levels
Sat + Sun – 1 weekend / level
£299 – 1 Level / £549 – 2 Levels
We are not currently running group courses owing to COVID-19 government restrictions. We will post new dates when restrictions are lifted.
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.
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... read morefernandomd .12/13/2019
I had level 1 weekend class, it was really helpful! A lot of things need to remember and practice but I’m glad I did it and Tom is very experienced... read moreMi zhou8/05/2018
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... read moreGabriel Rovina5/18/2020
I joined the 4 Day Intensive Class in February 2018. The course consisted of two three-hour sessions each day. First and foremost, it was a really really useful course. I’ve... read moreShin2/20/2018
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 moreo Okey5/02/2020
Purchased introductory session and block of 5 individual lessons in November 2017. Administrator is responsive and effective quickly arranged me sessions. On introductory session we discussed my goals, and analysed... read moreElik Khussainova12/17/2017
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.