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Donna Durbin

Donna is a world traveler, Certified American Accent Coach, entrepreneur, online course creator, University professor and professional artist. Her passion is to transform lives by teaching accent reduction and American English pronunciation to non-native English speakers. Ms. Durbin's practical, step by step, method produces results to speak English clearly and effectively, so you are understood in all conversations. Your voice and talents are needed in the world. I want every person to reach their highest potential. I want your English communication to match your technical skills. Express yourself in personal and professional conversations that are mutually respectful, comprehensible, compassionate and successful. Creative collaboration that combines diverse perspectives, view points, experiences and understanding produces a vibrant global economy. Join me. http://www.clearenglishcoach.com email: donna@clearenglishcoach.com 713-893-7363

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About this course


ABC's of an American Accent

Sept. 14-Nov.8, 2020

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? 

If your level of English is intermediate or advanced, aren't you ready to speak English with confidence and be understood the first time?  Fifteen-twenty minutes each day, applying this step-by-step pronunciation system, produces results that CAN change your accent.  If you're serious, this course is for you.   For the next 8 weeks, you will learn simple, quick, fun and effective techniques that build the foundation of American articulation and intonation to speak American English clearly.  Register today to overcome your frustration and increase your fluency and confidence.

How the 8 week online 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 Coaching Calls on Zoom - for review, Q&A and real time coaching and feedback. Webinars replays available.
  • Over 64 lessons (2-15 minutes long) provide instruction, activities, practice exercises and assigned audio recordings to learn new speaking techniques 
  • Written Live Feedback on your assigned audio recordings correct the differences between your speaking habits and speaking English
  • Conscious Self-correction activates the process to modify your accent.
  • Dedicated Intentional Practice  30-45 minutes each day retrains your brain and muscles to learn and maintain your new American Accent
  • Global Community become a supportive member providing practice partnering, listening feedback, accountability, motivation and encouragement

To qualify for this course, please Schedule your 15 min. Interview Phone Call Here.  

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BENEFITS.....

  • 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 
  • Career opportunities advance into leadership and management roles
  • Interviews are easy and natural
  • 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.

SKILLS TAUGHT:

  • 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....

PAYMENT OPTIONS: 

FULL PAYMENT - $797.00  Click the Registration Button

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

VIP PRIVATE COACHING UPGRADE: Add 3 hours of Private 1-on-1 Zoom Coaching during the 8 week course ($600 value)

VIP UPGRADE Full Payment - US $1197 

VIP UPGRADE Payment Plan - US $650 for 2 months **

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