Learn the sounds of standard British (GB) English in a small online group (max 4). Classes are practical, fun and taught live by IPA certified teachers.

The course takes learners step by step through the essential elements of clear English pronunciation:

Mouth Positions

How to use the tongue, lips, jaw and voice to create each sound.

Spelling to Sound

How to choose the 44 sounds based on their spelling.

Connected Speech

How sounds change when they join together in fast speech.

GB Accent

Features of ‘standard’ British vs regional and international accents.

What’s included in the group course?

8 Lessons

8 x 1 hour group classes. Groups are small (max 4 learners) to ensure individual attention.

Individual Assessment

One hour individual assessment class with your teacher before the group course. You will learn about your key areas to work on.

Ebook + Audio

The Sound of English course book with diagrams, notes and audio. Everything you cover in class is in here.

We cover the entire ‘The Sound of English’ course book with each class focusing on a different group of sounds. 

Chapter 1 (Sample)

Course Syllabus:


Before the course begins every learner takes a 1 hour individual assessment to highlight the key individual areas to work on in the group stage.

Each group course class is 1 hour in duration and focusses 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

Groups are currently running online via Zoom with a maximum of 4 people per course. You can join anywhere (class times are UK time).

Fees, Dates & Booking

COURSE FEE: £299

Price includes 8 hour group course, 1 hour individual assessment, and The Sound of English course pack.

To book your place, choose the course date from the list below and follow the ‘Book Now’ button.

We will contact you within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) to arrange your individual assessment.

UPCOMING DATES

  • 5/01-23/02 | Wednesdays | 6-7pm
  • 20/01-10/03 | Thursdays | 12-1pm
  • 1/02-22/03 | Tuesdays | 8-9pm
  • 16/02-6/04 |Wednesdays| 8-9am
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We’ve held group courses at Pronunciation Studio in London since 2010 with over 2,000 learners taking part. Since 2020 all of our groups moved online owing to Covid, we will return to face to face classes when it’s safe to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions

If we’ve missed anything below that you would like to ask, do get in touch.

If you have already taken an individual assessment with us and would like to join a group, you do not need to take the assessment again. Please contact us so that we can provide you with a voucher to alter the price of the group booking accordingly.

If you took your assessment in person at the studio, we might need to arrange a short video call via Zoom to check that you are set up with the materials properly before your group begins.

We never cancel courses. In the rare case only 1 person is booked, then the course goes ahead with one person – it will be an individual course. 

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.

We don’t allow recording of group courses for privacy reasons. 

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.

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.

Yes, you can take the course anywhere – just make sure you alter the times to match the local time where you are. 

You can make your own group with your friends (up to 6) – we can even offer a special timetable for you, please contact us for more information. 

Yes, your teacher will send you the necessary information before taking your individual assessment. 

We stopped running face to face groups in March 2020. We will resume when restrictions allow. Currently we do not know when this will be.