How does individual training work?
Most learners start with an Intro Class so they can learn about their stronger and weaker areas and see/hear the areas that can be improved on the course. So depending on your level, your teacher may cover the full ‘The Sound of English’ course, or use certain relevant parts of it. Additional materials may also be used based on your requirements.
How long is a course?
Individual courses range from 5 hours to 30+ hours of teaching time, so the amount of content is dependant on the goals of you, the learner. As a rough guide, it would normally take 5-10 hours to cover the 45 sounds, and 5-10 hours to cover stress and intonation. Then you may wish to go into more depth or gain more practice in specific areas.
Will I have homework?
It is essential to practise between classes. This takes the form of repetition drills for difficult sounds, listening activities to develop awareness, and exercises on spelling to sound and IPA if necessary. Pronunciation is like any other skill – we’ll teach you how it’s done, then it’s a question of practising until it’s effortless.
How often should I take class?
It’s entirely flexible. Most learners take one or two 60 minute classes per week to give them some time to practise in between. Intensive options are also popular – with daily sessions if you are visiting London. We don’t recommend leaving long gaps between classes though, as this can make accumulating knowledge and skills more difficult.
Availability, Prices & Booking
Individual training is available Monday to Friday 09:00-21:00 and Saturday 10:00-17:00. It is possible to study outside of these times by arrangement.