Each class is one hour of training, focussing on a different group of sounds:
Class 1: /ə/ | Content & Function Words | Weak vs Strong
Class 2: Short Vowel Sounds /ɪ,ʊ,ɛ,ɒ,ʌ,a/
Class 3: Long Vowel Sounds /iː,uː,əː,ɛː,ɔː,ɑː/
Class 4: Diphthong Vowel Sounds /ɪə,eɪ,aʊ,əʊ,ʌɪ,ʊə,ɔɪ/
Class 5: Fricatives /f,v,θ,ð,s,z,ʃ,ʒ,h/ | TH Voicing | Silent < h >
Class 6: Plosives /p,b,t,d,k,g/ | [ʔ] | < t > Linking | < ed > endings
Class 7: Approximants /w,r,j,l/ & [ɫ] | Silent < r > | Linking /r/
Class 8: Nasals /m,n,ŋ/ | Consonant Clusters
The classes correspond to each chapter of ‘The Sound of English’ so it is easy to revise and reference what you have done in each session.
Before taking the course, you will have a one hour individual assessment where your teacher will complete a Pronunciation Plan – detailing the main areas you need to focus on.