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If you’re studying English speaking and you’re serious about improving your American English accent I know exactly how to help. In this video I’ll show you examples of how my English speaking students improve their American English accent and show you how I help students learn English speaking in the most effective way. Students who enroll with me in Rachel’s English Academy make a commitment to serious training. Improving your English speaking requires seriously intense training—I equate it to the kind of training that professional musicians and athletes commit to. I can show you exactly how to train your American English accent and help you sound more and more like a native English speaker. Check out this video and you’ll see my Academy students in before-and-after videos, and hear their perspectives on why the Academy is the best place to improve your English speaking.
Rachel’s English Academy which I launched in 2016 has only gotten better. I’ve seen students go from this:
I have to correct my breathing posture, exercise my articulators a lot, learn the IPA sounds.
This is my module 34 challenge, and I’ll be working on the nasal sounds.
What’s different? In the first one, we have the typical student from India sound. Placement is high, speech is a little choppy, not a great American R or dark L.
I have to correct my breathing posture.
He doesn’t move his mouth much. But in the second one:
This is my module 34 challenge.
Wow, he sounds great! Lower placement, beautiful American R, amazing dark L, much less choppy. And i’ve seen these kinds of results out of all different language groups in Rachel’s English Academy. This is your opportunity to get into the Academy.
My students, people stop asking them to repeat themselves. They passed exams. Joshua got a 9 on the IELTS listening section, that’s the top score! My student Meggy said on a work trip, people were asking her if she was from America or Canada. That’s confidence on the job! As what’s offered in the Academy gets better and more lessons are added every month, the price needs to go up occasionally. That’s happening. I’m letting you know this is your last chance to get in at the current very low price of $14 a month. The price will go up on Saturday, November 9.
The feedback I’ve gotten for my students has been so wonderful and so motivating.
Since I started to study in this Academy, I feel like my body’s learning, you know? I think the results is quite quick, you know, my family, friends already already saw some difference and I’m really glad.
Thank you to all of the students who have made this community such a wonderful place, it’s nothing without you! As you know, your price is locked in, your price will never go up as long as you keep your current subscription. And this is true of anyone. Whenever they sign up, their price is always locked in. So if you’ve thought about joining the Academy, I can honestly say now is absolutely the best time, the price will never be this low again.
The link to use to sign up is right here, and it’s right at the top of the video description. Students sign up for my Academy for lots of reasons. Career advancement. They feel their spoken English skills are holding them back from feeling completely successful at work. They can’t join in the conversation the way they want to. Or they want a new job, and they need stronger, oral English communication skills for that position. Or because they’re students, studying in the US and they feel that their language skills are preventing them from making friends and real connections with other students. Some people join because they live in the US. They use English every day and they feel intimidated or insecure when someone says: what? What did you say? Could you repeat that?
Now, what does the Academy do for you? It takes your time, your practice, it gives you the right materials, the right method, and helps you form the right mindset to transform yourself. You will become the English speaker you want to in the academy. I’ve been doing this for over ten years, and I’ve seen students succeed and students fail. The worst thing is when students put in a lot of time and get little or nothing for that. The academy is designed to make sure you improve in these four ways.
First, the method I’ve seen it work with my students, I know it’s used in speech therapy for people who have had a stroke to help them regain the ability to speak. It never stops amazing me how it just works. Students get better. They improve their ear and their accent with the right materials and repetition.
I’ve had students not be able to hear the difference between cop and cup, for example. They use the method and not only do they hear the difference, but they sound native doing it. Listen to this. This is Kate. She said at the beginning, she had a problem hearing the difference.
It was not easy for me first to recognize them but I was practicing and I believe that now I can hear it better.
So at the beginning, she wasn’t even sure if she could hear the difference. She practiced. She put in the time with the method.
Okay now, how does she sound on a minimal pair?
Boss versus bus.
Boss, bus. Those sounded native to me. The vowel was exactly right. She went from not hearing the difference to sounding native. I’ve seen this happen many times. So we have the method. The other thing that you’ll not find anywhere else but in the Academy is the material. The amount of material. When the Academy first launched in 2016, we had about 20 videos. Now, we have 300 and Counting. Over 600 audio files. New material is added each month. Over 100 Ben Franklin speech analysis videos that you can’t find anywhere else, and I know you guys love these videos. But I also make sure you’re not overwhelmed by the amount of material. There’s a daily plan so you know what to work on every day. You’re focused on just one little chunk. Whenever you’ve reached your goal, you can stop you don’t have to watch every single video. Some students stay in because they like the maintenance practice, others feel they’ve reached their goals, and they graduate, they leave the Academy.
The method, the material, and it wouldn’t be complete without the third M. Mindset. Research shows that visualization helps professional athletes and musicians reach peak performance. We use the same methods for you to transform your accent. You’re not going to find this kind of comprehensive approach anywhere else. We support you on all sides, it’s a complete program. If you have time to put in, you’re going to get results. You have the method, the material, the mindset. And then, you have the community.
We have a very active online community to help motivate you and make sure you’re going in the right direction. You can post a video of you practicing a specific sound or topic and get feedback. Feedback, a video response feedback for you from me or one of the other amazing teachers in the Rachel’s English community. You can watch other students progress, get encouragement from other students, and also find practice partners. The Academy is organized in two ways, the daily plan the path that I’ve made for you, the best way to work through the lessons, everything here is arranged module by module. But if you want to do your own thing, all the lessons are also organized by course, so you can go and find the topics that are most interesting to you. In the Academy, we have hundreds of videos where you learn a concept, then there’s the audio to train with. Thousands of files, words, sentences, conversations. You can use the interactive sound boards, or download long-form audio to work with throughout your day. We have quizzes to help test your comprehension of tough minimal pairs.
I could go on and on about what we have in the Academy but what’s more interesting is that people have transformed themselves with the Academy, and you can to. Explore it yourself. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee. So if you get in there and feel like the Academy doesn’t work for you, no problem, I will not be offended, just let us know and we’ll cancel your subscription and refund your payment. Did I say subscription? Yes. Access the Academy is by subscription only. I’ve gotten feedback from thousands of students that says this helps keep them motivated to be in there, working every day, but you can cancel anytime, there’s no minimum commitment. Just do know that if you want to rejoin later, there’s a chance of the price will have gone up just as it will this Saturday.
What are you waiting for? Get in there. Try it. You’re going to love it. If for now, you want to keep working on the free videos, check out this learn English with movies video. I have a whole course in the Academy that takes scenes from movies and TV and does a full analysis, so if you love this style, know you will find much more of it in the Academy. Okay guys, that’s it and thanks so much for using Rachel’s English, and hopefully i’ll see you in the Academy.