Intonation Techniques: Rhythm & Melody

Learn British English intonation (rhythm & pitch) techniques to sound extra polite in English. Get practical tips & videos from your expert speech coach

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Struggling with English intonation?

Feel like it's too fast with a complicated melody?

British English native speakers make extensive use of specific pitch patterns, rhythm, and melody. They subconsciously modulate their speech using intonation to soften criticism, to accept or reject offers, and to ask personal questions without causing offense.


With this practical video course led by your expert linguist speech coach, you will learn to master the high fall, the fall-rise, the rise, and other important British intonation techniques to help you sound warm, friendly, engaged, and polite in British English.


You'll get...

  • All the video course modules on polite intonation
  • Exercises to work on the rhythm of your speech
  • Lots of in-course practice time
  • Downloadable materials
  • Beautiful hand-drawn animated practice videos

    ...so that you can work on your intonation techniques and begin sounding extra friendly, engaged, and polite when you speak English.

You will also receive a certificate upon completion of this English intonation course and when you sign up, you will also be able to attend a face-to-face Q&A pronunciation clinic with your expert instructor.

Your Instructor


Katie, British Accent Academy
Katie, British Accent Academy

Meet Katie, your UK native Pronunciation Teacher. With an MA Hons in Linguistics (University of Edinburgh) Katie is also certified by the International Phonetic Association. She has been a teacher for over a decade, she is an English pronunciation specialist, and she has helped thousands of students from all over the world to master clear and confident English Pronunciation. This is your chance to work on your pronunciation with guidance from a true linguistics expert!


Thanks to Katie, my British English intonation has improved significantly. Russian intonation differs significantly from English intonation and Katie really helped me with the native language interference I was experiencing. After working on my English pronunciation with Katie, I enrolled in a Masters in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. I have since become a professional voice teacher.

- Dr Ekaterina Valeeva-Farrington PhD, Voice Teacher (MFA, Voice Studies, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)

Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  The Fall-Rise Technique
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  Fall-Rise Practice
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and you can repeat it as many times as you want. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Download the Teachable app to watch the tutorials on your iOS device.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact British Accent Academy in the first 30 days.

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