American accent and English pronunciation classes and courses from San Diego Voice and Accent

New classes and courses are added regularly! If you don't see the class or course you are looking for, contact Julie.

Live Online Workshops

Next Workshop:

Date and topic to be announced

Tentative date: September/October 2021

Julie's Conversation Club

Clear advice on English pronunciation

Practice your American English conversation skills with native speakers! Join Julie's Conversation Club each Saturday to learn tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and conversational English skills in a fun, relaxed environment!


 

Here are the details:

When will we meet?

Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. San Diego time


Where will we meet?

All meetings will take place on Zoom. The link will be emailed to you after you register.


Who can join?

Anyone who is 18 years and older and wants to improve their English skills.


What will I learn?

You'll practice your English conversation skills in a fun, low-pressure environment. You'll also learn new English vocabulary, pronunciation tips on the American accent, and more! Click HERE for the upcoming lesson topics.


How much does it cost?

Julie's Conversation Club is FREE during this special introductory phase!


 

Your words are important! Learn helpful and practical tips to sounding clear, natural, and confident when speaking English - join Julie's Conversation Club today!


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Accent Reduction / English Pronunciation Live Classes

American accent / English Pronunciation classes (online)

If learning within the group setting is more your style, San Diego Voice and Accent offers small group classes throughout the year. Here are the details:


 

What is included in the class?

  • You'll work with an expert American accent coach on the most common features of the American accent. The classes will be fast-paced, challenging, and fun!
  • You'll learn all the best tips and tricks for speaking with an American accent and sounding more like a native speaker.
  • You'll learn about the highlights of the American accent: vowels, consonants, intonation and stress patterns, word reductions, linking, and conversational English skills.
  • All materials are included.
  • Weekly office hours with Julie (by appointment).


 

When are the classes held?

  • Classes can be held at any time during the year. Once enough people have signed up for a class (see below), the class will be scheduled.
  • Classes will follow this schedule:
    • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. San Diego time for 6 weeks
  • All classes are online (Zoom meetings)
  • If you are part of an organization and would like to register 4 or more students, please contact Julie for additional scheduling options.


 

How many people can join a class?

  • The class size is up to 6 people maximum, but a minimum of 4 people must join the class in order for it to occur.
  • If you are part of an organization that has at least 4 people who want to schedule a class, please contact Julie to discuss the registration process.


 

How do I sign up for a class?

  • Sign up here to be placed on the waitlist, and you will be notified once enough people have signed up for the class.
  • Once at least 4 people have signed up for a class, the class will be scheduled. You will be notified immediately of the class start date.
  • A deposit of $100 USD is due when you sign up for the waitlist. This deposit will be applied towards the total cost of the class.
  • The deposit is fully refundable before the class has been scheduled.
  • Once the class has been scheduled, the deposit is non-refundable.


 

How much does the class cost?

  • The class costs $495 per person. This includes:
    • 12 hours of live instruction with Julie
    • Weekly office hours for additional help
    • All materials


 

Any other questions about classes? Please contact Julie.


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Accent Reduction / English Pronunciation Online Courses

Master the American Accent! The American English Vowels for Hindi-Urdu Speakers

ONLINE COURSE COMING IN JULY 2021

Price: TBD. Sign up before June 1st to receive a 15% Early Bird discount!



Learn the American English vowels with this in-depth online course!

You'll learn how to pronounce the American English vowels through detailed videos that provide step-by-step instructions. Each video shows the vowels close up and in slow motion to provide you with a precise visual of how the vowel is made.
 

Then practice your vowel pronunciation with audio recordings of native American English speakers, recorded in both slow motion and at the normal speaking rate. You'll also have access to downloadable PDF documents to provide additional instruction.
 

At the end of each chapter, test your pronunciation and listening skills with listening quizzes to ensure you have mastered the vowel sound.

In addition to the online course, you may purchase private instruction sessions with the instructor at a discounted price for personalized, one-on-one feedback (details coming soon).

This course is specifically designed for speakers of Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani, and the related dialects. The content of each chapter discusses the specific phonological patterns of these languages and compares/contrasts their phonology with the phonology of American English.

Sign up below to be notified when the course is published and ready for purchase!


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Master the American Accent! The American English Vowels for Mandarin Chinese Speakers

ONLINE COURSE COMING IN AUGUST 2021

Price: TBD. Sign up before July 1st to receive a 15% Early Bird discount!



Learn the American English vowels with this in-depth online course!

You'll learn how to pronounce the American English vowels through detailed videos that provide step-by-step instructions. Each video shows the vowels close up and in slow motion to provide you with a precise visual of how the vowel is made.
 

Then practice your vowel pronunciation with audio recordings of native American English speakers, recorded in both slow motion and at the normal speaking rate. You'll also have access to downloadable PDF documents to provide additional instruction.
 

At the end of each chapter, test your pronunciation and listening skills with listening quizzes to ensure you have mastered the vowel sound.

In addition to the online course, you may purchase private instruction sessions with the instructor at a discounted price for personalized, one-on-one feedback (details coming soon).

This course is specifically designed for speakers of Mandarin Chinese. The content of each chapter discusses the specific phonological patterns of this language and compares/contrasts its phonology with the phonology of American English.

Sign up below to be notified when the course is published and ready for purchase!


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Master the American Accent! The American English Vowels for Spanish Speakers

ONLINE COURSE COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2021

Price: TBD. Sign up before August 1st to receive a 15% Early Bird discount!



Learn the American English vowels with this in-depth online course!

You'll learn how to pronounce the American English vowels through detailed videos that provide step-by-step instructions. Each video shows the vowels close up and in slow motion to provide you with a precise visual of how the vowel is made.
 

Then practice your vowel pronunciation with audio recordings of native American English speakers, recorded in both slow motion and at the normal speaking rate. You'll also have access to downloadable PDF documents to provide additional instruction.
 

At the end of each chapter, test your pronunciation and listening skills with listening quizzes to ensure you have mastered the vowel sound.

In addition to the online course, you may purchase private instruction sessions with the instructor at a discounted price for personalized, one-on-one feedback (details coming soon).

This course is specifically designed for speakers of Spanish. The content of each chapter discusses the specific phonological patterns of this language and compares/contrasts its phonology with the phonology of American English.

Sign up below to be notified when the course is published and ready for purchase!


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Master the American Accent! The American English Vowels

ONLINE COURSE COMING IN OCTOBER 2021

Price: TBD. Sign up before September 1st to receive a 15% Early Bird discount!



Don't see a course dedicated to your native language? Then this course is for you! You will learn the entire American English vowel system in this in-depth online course!
 

You'll learn how to pronounce the American English vowels through detailed videos that provide step-by-step instructions. Each video shows the vowels close up and in slow motion to provide you with a precise visual of how the vowel is made.
 

Then practice your vowel pronunciation with audio recordings of native American English speakers, recorded in both slow motion and at the normal speaking rate. You'll also have access to downloadable PDF documents to provide additional instruction.
 

At the end of each chapter, test your pronunciation and listening skills with listening quizzes to ensure you have mastered the vowel sound.

In addition to the online course, you may purchase private instruction sessions with the instructor at a discounted price for personalized, one-on-one feedback (details coming soon).

This course will cover all of the vowels of American English, and speakers of all languages will benefit from the material!

Sign up below to be notified when the course is published and ready for purchase!


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Contact me for more information about the american accent / english pronunciation classes and courses.

Please note: The services provided by San Diego Voice and Accent are not clinical, and thus, clients do not receive any type of speech-language diagnosis or participate in any speech-language therapy.

 

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