Frequently Asked Questions
What sorts of videos and materials are included in the training? What can I expect to find here?
- Tutorials designed for speakers of your native language.
- Speech muscle exercises.
- Videos showing you precisely how to use English vowels, consonants, intonation & rhythm.
- Live feedback on your speech in regular Zoom training sessions.
- Mouth animations, quizzes, worksheets, audio tracks on the speech sounds, speech patterns, and intonation rules of Modern Received Pronunciation (neutral, non-regional British accent).
Who will my teacher be?
Your teacher's name is Katie. She's a British accent coach from the UK with particular expertise in intonation, stress placement, and the science of speech perception. With an MA Hons in Linguistics (University of Edinburgh) Katie is also certified by the International Phonetic Association. She has been a teacher since 2011, she is an English pronunciation specialist, and she has helped thousands of non-native clients 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!
Will I get live feedback on my accent?
Yes! This training includes live group class Zoom coaching if you want to take it (at no extra cost). With this training, you are part of an accent learning community. You can access live group workshops every month, where you will receive live correction in real-time. You can watch the workshops back by downloading the playbacks of the sessions.
How do I access pronunciation workshops?
Every month, Katie will send you an Eventbrite invitation for the monthly workshop(s) (held on Zoom with a max of 15 participants per session, current average 5-7 participants per month).
Where can I find the answers to the worksheets within the video courses?
You can find the answers to the worksheets that accompany the Complete English Pronunciation Course as a downloadable file both in the first module of the course (no preview) and in the final module of the course (with a preview).
What should I do if I have a technical problem or a concern about IT?
If you have any technical concerns with the courses, you might find the solution here (e.g. try clearing your caches): https://support.teachable.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000115971 If you've tried these tips and you are still having difficulties, please contact the technical team at [email protected] - they will be able to take a look at your user settings on the back end of the platform. You can also email [email protected] for extra support.
How can I get the most out of the courses?
Clients who practise a little bit every day in the mirror will get the most out of these courses. Katie also recommends making regular recordings to monitor progress.
Can I download an app to access my courses through mobile?
iOS users can download the Teachable app and access the courses that way: https://support.teachable.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000766167-Use-the-iOS-App-as-a-Student