About the Course


The American English Accent Course was designed for non-native English speakers who want to improve their ability to speak like native speakers from the United States. 

The content within this course was used over the past 5 years in my Intermediate to Advanced English Classes online. After approximately 3,000 one-on-one classes taken by about 200 students, I've decided to turn the material that helped them into a course. So The American English Accent Course was born. 

The American English Accent Course

What's included?

  • Visual Explanations illustrating tongue and mouth movement.
  • Instructional videos on linking and reduction technique.
  • Shadowing exercises with fun images.
  • Resource guide and how to best utilize what's on the internet.
  • All future lessons added to this course.
 
4+ Hours of Audio

Download the Mp3s and listen to the audio on the go. You can also get the Teachable app and work with the text from all smart devices.

1.5 Hours of Video

Video lessons are the core of this, particularly for the pronunciation aspect so that you can get close ups of my tongue and teeth, mouth muscles and tension. Imagery is used when not visible. 

110 Pages of Exercises!

For every lesson there are many exercises that must be completed to work your tongue muscles and achieve both fine-tune sounds, difficult consonants and the foundations of accent from reduced forms to linking. 

Why Work On Accent?


People will understand you better and you will understand others better. If one of your language goals is spoken communication then improving your accent should be your ultimate goal. The better your accent, the easier it will be for others to understand you. Learning how to use the right stress and intonation, reduced forms and the melody of the language will help you achieve this.


Boost Your Confidence


A good accent can boost your confidence. Being confident means knowing how to control the impact of your words. Having this ability can make you feel like less shy in group settings and as a result help you connect with others.

In my opinion, speaking confidently in a foreign language is a result of:

  • Grammar - Knowing how and when to use tenses.
  • Knowing how and when to use vocabulary and phrases and
  • Accent - Speaking like others around you will make you more confident.  

If you’ve ever sat among a group of natives and thought, wow, "I’m acting weird" or "I sound weird," relax, you’re not alone. There's something you can do about it.


Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Getting Started
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  5 Foundations of a Good Accent
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  Vowel Sounds
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  Difficult Sounds
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  Step 5: Resources for Listening
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  Bonus Lesson #1: Pronunciation of the 50 U.S. State Names
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  Bonus Lesson #2: Reductions in the song "Nobody's Perfect"
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  Bonus Lesson #3: 100 Commonly Mispronounced Words in American English
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  Building Confidence, What Now?
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Choose a Pricing Option

$59

One-Time Purchase

The American English Accent Course

Visual Explanations illustrating tongue and mouth movement.

  • Shadowing exercises with fun images.
  • Step-by-step process with goals. Instructions on how to do techniques.
  • Resources and guides how to use them.
  • All future lessons added to this course.

If you have any questions, I'm always here to help! I created this to benefit YOU, so please write me with any doubts.

2 payments of $29.50/month

Installment Plan

The American English Accent Course

Visual Explanations illustrating tongue and mouth movement.

  • Shadowing exercises with fun images.
  • Step-by-step process with goals. Instructions on how to do techniques.
  • Resources and guides how to use them.
  • All future lessons added to this course.

If you have any questions, I'm always here to help! I created this to benefit YOU, so please write me with any doubts.

About Your Teacher


My name is Shana and I’m an ESL teacher from California. 

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to share my love of English in Brazil, Spain, Germany, and throughout the US. Having taught over 3,000 online and in-person lessons, I’ve become obsessed with how to make the intermediate student's learning experience effective and memorable.

Apart from teaching, I like to bake, hike and I’m an avid language learner. I love listening to German and French podcasts and chatting with my husband Lucas and our two daughters in Portuguese!

Frequently Asked Questions


What level of English do I need to take this course?

If you have at least a lower intermediate level you'll be able to benefit most from this course, because there are a lot of exercises that will help your language acquisition outside of just mastering the American Accent.


How long will I have access to this course?

You will have a lifetime access to this course once you purchase it. 


What's included?

Videos, audio files, and PDFs of all material taught. You will get 1.5 hours of video and 4 hours of audio. All new pronunciation content created will be added to this course and available to you free of charge.


How can I tell whether I'm progressing?

This is one of the biggest questions when it comes to accent. Specific instructions are provided inside of this course to help you track your progress as well as tips to get your accent analyzed for free. I am also available to you if you have any questions. Please write me at [email protected]


What if I am unhappy with this course?

I create courses for you (not me!) so if you're unhappy, please let me know within the first 30 days after purchasing and I will return your money to you.