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Donna Durbin

Donna is a world traveler, Certified American Accent Coach, entrepreneur, online course creator, University professor and professional artist. She transforms lives by teaching accent reduction and American English pronunciation to non-native English speakers. Using practical, step-by-step, methods she teaches you to speak English clearly and effectively, so you're understood in all conversations. Being bilingual is an advantage. Her training provides the English pronunciation skills to express yourself in all situations. Speaking clearly creates mutually respectful, comprehensible, compassionate, and successful interaction with others. Our global economy thrives on creative collaboration, diverse perspectives, world viewpoints, experiences, and your unique talents. Join me. email: 713-893-7363

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About this course

ABC's of an American Accent in 8 weeks 

June 15 - August 9, 2020

with Donna Durbin, Clear English Coach

 After years of studying English grammar, reading and writing,  do you get frustrated when people still can't understand you? Do you have to repeat yourself more than once a day? 

Are you ready to speak English with confidence?  If you're serious, this course is for you.   For the next 8 weeks, I will guide you through the building blocks of American articulation and intonation to speak American English clearly.  Register today to increase your fluency and comprehension.

How the 8 week course works:

  • Video lessons arrive in your inbox on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to study, practice and repeat at your convenience 24 hours a day, forever
  • Sunday at 8:00 p.m. CST, 8 Live interactive Zoom meetings - for review, Q&A and real time coaching and feedback. Webinars are available for replay  
  • Over 64 lessons (2-15 minutes long) provide instruction, activities, practice exercises and assigned audio recordings to learn new speaking techniques 
  • Personalized Written Feedback of your assigned audio recordings identifies the differences between your speaking habits and speaking English
  • Conscious Self-correction  begins the process of changing your accent.
  • Your Dedicated Intentional Practice of 30-45 minutes each day retrains your brain and muscles to learn and maintain your new American Accent
  • Global Community-you become a supportive member providing practice partnering, listening feedback, accountability, motivation and encouragement

VIP PRIVATE COACHING UPGRADE: includes 3 hours of customized lessons for you during the 8 week course ($600 value)

BONUS: 1st Monday of the Month Zoom Accent Hour, 7-8:00 p.m. CST join me for a lively open conversation of tips, review and Q&A 

Read below for the Benefits and Skills taught


FULL PAYMENT - Register above

PAYMENT PLAN-  US $420.00 for 2 months (total $840.00)  **

VIP PRIVATE COACHING UPGRADE: additional 3 hours of Private Zoom Coaching ($600 value) 

VIP UPGRADE Full Payment - US $1197 

VIP UPGRADE Payment Plan - US $625 for 2 months **

** A payment plan is offered for your convenience. **


  • Your self-confidence grows
  • You fit in to the American culture more comfortably
  • People understand you when you speak
  • Job performance ratings go up
  • You gain respect and credibility
  • Expressing yourself comes naturally in team & customer interactions
  • Personal and Professional Conversations are clearly understood
  • Presentations are effective, powerful and persuasive 
  • Your career opportunities advance into leadership roles
  • Interviewing is easy and natural with less stress
  • You make more money

This course teaches you the basic fundamental speaking skills, you did NOT learn in school.  Speaking is an unconscious habit. You will identify what to correct to sound more American.  Using these techniques will reprogram your brain to establish a new speaking  habit.


  • Mouth and tongue exercises to strengthen your muscles to speak English fluently 
  • Correct placement of your tongue, mouth and lips for American English alphabet
  • The Consonant Families - identify language differences
  • Why Voiced and Unvoiced Consonant are so important
  • The Six Important Sounds of the American Accent
  • SCHWA - The most used sound in English.
  • Using Minimal Pair exercises and repetition to retrain your brain and muscles
  • 8 Note Scale for Intonation and Pitch Change
  • Stress: Which Syllables and Words are stressed for emphasis and unstressed for grammar
  • The Intonation Patterns of American English for fluency
  • How to mark sentences for Intonation, Stress, Pauses Rhythm
  • The three rules for pronouncing the past tense "ed" 
  • The three rules for pronouncing /S/ as /Z/ 
  • and more....