Online Course

Accent: American

for the Russian Speaker

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Course Description

For the native Russian speaker, word pronunciation generally follows spelling. But in American English, that’s not quite the case. In this course, we’ll tackle all the sounds that native Russian speakers find the most challenging and that keep you from sounding authentically American.

Course Profile
4.5+ hrs.
54 chapters
HD videos

Who This Course Is For

“What did you say?”
“Where are you from?”
“Would you repeat that?”
“Oh, you must be from Russia!”

Are you tired of hearing these things? Frustrated that you have difficulty being understood? You’ve learned how to speak English, but have you learned to speak clearly?

If you feel as though your English speaking skills should be better at this point, don’t despair! Certain sounds in American English simply don’t exist in Russian speech. This course goes into specific detail, helping you learn all the sounds of American English so they can become a part of your everyday speech. Learning flow, articulation, and speech mechanics are some of the keys to sounding more “American.”

What You'll Learn

  • The “melody” of American English
  • Mouth shape and tongue placement
  • Differences in the most confusing American sounds
  • Commonly mispronounced words
  • Sound comparisons (TH vs S , V vs W)
  • How to physicalize your speech
  • The differences between professional and casual speech
  • And much, much more…
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Steps to Success

Progress through the course in logical order, acquiring skills with each lesson.

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Review & re-take lessons as many times as you like, in any order.

Lesson Plan Preview — Accent: American for the Chinese Speaker

  • Getting Started  3 chapters
  • The Front Vowel Sounds  6 chapters
  • Overview of the American R Sound  2 chapters
  • The Back Vowel Sounds  3 chapters
  • The Diphthong Sounds  6 chapters
  • The Most Confusing Vowel Sounds for the Russian Speaker  5 chapters
  • The er Vowel Sounds  7 chapters
  • Challenging Consonant Sounds for the Spanish Speaker  10 chapters
  • The R Sounds  2 chapters
  • More (Sometimes Confusing) Consonant Sounds — 5 chapters
  • Putting it All Together Advanced Practice — 7 chapters

Your Vocal Journey

Making your speech clearer, crisper, and more resonant is a life-changing experience. Emails, social media, and text messages are all types communication, but everything ends up in conversation.

Nail that job interview, deliver a message with personality and individuality, and have more of an impact in your daily life. Feel more comfortable at parties, in business meetings, or on the phone with your friends & family.

Schedule your first—or next—voice coaching session with Patrick today. Or enroll in an online course where your can work on your own time and pace while saving money over the cost of in-person coaching.

—Patrick Muñoz
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