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Improve Your English Pronunciation

Improve your English pronunciation online in 14 weeks. We all deserve to be heard and understood, and if you’re living and working in an English environment and English isn’t your first language, communication may be challenging at times.

I created ACE™ Training Online to help you be more clear and confident speaking English. I’m a recognized expert in accent modification with more than 30 years of experience, and I’m very excited to offer you this one of a kind and highly effective accent reduction program! 

About the Training Program

Sign up as an exclusive ACE™ Training Member and receive 14 comprehensive English pronunciation modules. Complete one module per week for 14 weeks.

Each module contains:

  • A video introduction
  • Practice with specific consonants, vowels & stress patterns- including accompanying audio
  • A free downloadable assignment for extra practice
  • A quiz

Each module has high impact goals and practice strategies that can change your English pronunciation patterns and reduce your degree of accent. As an added bonus, you’ll have lifetime access to all the training modules. There is more content than you can master in 14 weeks, so it will be highly beneficial to review and practice the modules at your convenience.

If you want to be a clear communicator,
you’ve come to the right place.

Online Course Options

Speaking English confidently at work

We have two comprehensive courses available:

  1. ACE™ Canadian is recommended for people living in Canada or planning to move to Canada. The course includes English pronunciation patterns and vocabulary unique to Canadians.
  2. ACE™ International is ideal for those wanting to sound more “North American”. This course includes more international references, North American pronunciation patterns and vocabulary.

Both courses offer lifetime access to course content, so that you can continue to improve your English pronunciation, even after the program ends. Course fees are $895 + tax (if applicable).

Practice on the go: access modules on all of your devices at your convenience, even commuting to work or during breaks.

What You'll Learn

Learn proven techniques to improve your English pronunciation and after 14 weeks you'll be able to:

Consonant Sounds

Hear the difference between consonant sounds. Learn correct placement of the tongue, lips and jaw to form consonant sounds ( like "th", "l" and "r") accurately.

Vowel Sounds

Hear the difference between vowel sounds. Learn to accurately shape vowel sounds (like "ah", "oh" and "ih") by correctly positioning your tongue, lips and jaw.

Common Spellings of English Sounds

Familiarize yourself with common spellings for English consonant and vowel sounds. Some letters make more than one sound. Some sounds are spelled in different ways.

New Stress and Intonation Patterns​

Hear and use common English stress and intonation patterns. Every language has its own unique timing system. These timing differences underlie the “music” of the language.

Register Now to Improve your English Pronunciation

Register for 14 weeks of comprehensive instruction and a lifetime of tools and resources for the affordable price of $895.

Detailed Course Content

ACE™ Training Online has two options available to help you improve your English pronunciation:

ACE Canadian Course

Module 1 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of ACE Training Online
  3. Making Speech Sounds
  4. Stress & Intonation Patterns
  5. IPA Consonants & Vowels
  6. Variables Affecting Pronunciation

Assignment

  1. Making Speech Sounds Exercise
  2. Start a Personal Vocabulary List

Quiz

Module 2 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning voiceless “th”
  2. Ending voiceless “th”
  3. Beginning voiced “th”
  4. Ending voiced “th”
  5.  Beginning /h/ 
  6. Word Stress in Single Words
  7. Word Stress Patterns Exercise

Assignment

  1. Middle voiceless “th”
  2. Middle voiced “th”
  3. Reading with “th”
  4. Silent /h/ Word List
  5. Start a Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 3 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /f/ 
  2. Ending /f/
  3. Beginning  /v/ 
  4. Ending /v/ 
  5. Beginning /w/ 
  6. Schwa Vowel /ə/ (unstress)
  7. Greetings and Goodbyes
  8. Weather

Assignment

  1. Middle /f/
  2. Middle /v/
  3. Middle /w/ 
  4. Schwa Exercise
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 4 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /z/ 
  2. Ending /z/ 
  3. Regular Plural Word Endings
  4. Present Tense (Third Person Singular)
  5. /i/ Vowel
  6. Vowel Contrast Exercise /i/ and /ɪ/
  7. Contrasting Noun-Verb Stress Exercise

Assignment

  1. /z/ Middle of Words
  2. Does “s” say /s/ or /z/?
  3. Reading “s” Word Endings
  4. /i/ Word Endings
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary

Qui

Module 5 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Ending /b/ 
  2. Ending /d/ 
  3. Ending /g/ 
  4. Ending “ng” 
  5. Regular Past Tense Verb Endings “ed”
  6. /ɪ/ Vowel
  7. Prefixes and Word Stress
  8. Word Endings and Word Stress

Assignment

1. Ending /t/ and /d/ Voicing Contrast
2. Ending /p/ and /b/ Voicing Contrast
3. Contrast Exercise for Nasal Sounds (Ending “n” “m” and “ng”)
4. “-tion” Word Ending Practice
5. “ed” Word Ending and Pronunciation Rules
6. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 6 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /p/ -aspiration
  2. Ending /p/ 
  3. Beginning /t/ -aspiration
  4. Ending /t/ 
  5. Beginning /k/ -aspiration
  6. Ending /k/ 
  7. /æ/ Vowel
  8. Vowel Contrast /æ/ and /ε/
  9. Intervocalic Flap /ſ/-sounds like “d”

Assignment

  1. Beginning /p/ and /b/ Contrast
  2. Reading with Aspiration
  3. Word Ending “-ity” using the Intervocalic Flap
  4. Word Endings and the Intervocalic Flap
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 7 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /r/ 
  2. /br/  Blend
  3. /dr/  Blend
  4. /fr/  Blend
  5. /gr/ Blend
  6. /kr/ Blend
  7. /pr/ Blend
  8. /tr/ Blend
  9. /thr/ Blend
  10. /ε/ Vowel
  11. Vowel Contrast Exercise /ε/ and /ɪ/
  12. Reduced Syllables

Assignment

  1. Extra Practice with Beginning /r/
  2. Middle /r/ Blends
  3. Reading-Beginning /r/ and /r/ Blends
  4. NATO “Phonetic” Alphabet
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 8 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning “sh” 
  2. Ending “sh” 
  3. Beginning “ch” 
  4. Ending “ch”
  5. /ɑ/ Vowel
  6. Vowel Contrast Exercise /ɑ/ and /Λ/
  7. Reduced Sounds

Assignment

  1. /ʃ/ “sh” Middle of Words
  2. /ʧ/ “ch” Middle of Words
  3. Reading with “sh” and “ch”
  4. Reading with Reductions
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 9 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning “j” 
  2. Ending “j” 
  3. Beginning “y”
  4. /Λ/ Vowel
  5. /o/ Vowel
  6. Vowel Contrast /o/ and /Λ/
  7. Vowel Contrast /o/ and /α/
  8. Sentence Stress (Content & Function Words)

Assignment

  1. “j” Middle of Words
  2. “y” Middle of Words
  3. Content & Function Words-Repeated Patterns 1
  4. Content & Function Words-Repeated Patterns 2
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 10 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning  /l/ 
  2. Ending /l/ 
  3. /bl/ Blend
  4. /fl/ Blend
  5. /gl/ Blend
  6. /kl Blend
  7. /ʊ/ Vowel
  8. Vowel Contrast /ʊ/ and /u/
  9. “To have” Reductions

Assignment

  1. “l” Middle of Words
  2. Reading with Beginning, Middle and Ending /l/ Blends
  3. Beginning /l/ and /r/ Contrasts
  4. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List

Quiz

Module 11 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. /kl/ Blend
  2. /pl/ Blend
  3. /sl/  Blend
  4. Syllabic /l/ Introduction
  5. /bl/ Syllabic
  6. /dl/ Syllabic
  7. /e/ Vowel
  8. Linking Introduction
  9. Consonant to Vowel Linking
  10. Vowel to Vowel Linking
  11. “Like Consonant” to “Like Consonant” Linking
  12. Consonant Blending Exercise

Assignment

  1. Linking practice with Sentences
  2. Linking Practice with Reading
  3. Reading with /l/ Blends
  4. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Qui

Module 12 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. /fl/ Syllabic
  2. /gl/ Syllabic
  3. /kl/ Syllabic
  4. /pl/ Syllabic
  5. /sl/ Syllabic
  6. /vl/ Syllabic
  7. /zl/ Syllabic
  8. Vowel Contrast Exercise /e/ and /ε/
  9. Phrasal Verbs
  10. Pronunciation Note (Phrasal Verbs & Noun Phrases)

Assignment

  1. Stress & Intonation Practice with Podcasts
  2. Reading with Syllabic /l/
  3. Phrasal Verb Practice
  4. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 13 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. /r/ Coloured Vowels Overview
  2. /ir/
  3. /ɑr/
  4. /or/
  5. /εr/
  6. /ɑɪr/
  7. Question and Statements Intonation Patterns
  8. Rising and Falling Intonation Patterns Exercise

Assignment

  1. /ɑr/ Exercise
  2. /or / Exercise
  3. /εr / Exercise
  4. Reading with /r/ Coloured Vowels
  5. Statements & Yes-No Question Inflection
  6. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List

Quiz

Module 14 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Introduction to Diphthong Vowels
  2. Canadian Raising
  3. /ɑɪ/
  4. /ɑu/
  5. /oɪ/
  6. Sentence Inflection
  7. Colloquialisms

Assignment

  1. Stress & Intonation with Podcasts
  2. Reading with Diphthongs /ɑɪ/,/ɑu/,/oɪ/
  3. Slang Expressions
  4. Ongoing Personal Vocabulary List
  5. SMART Goals
  6. Develop Personal Pronunciation Plan & Pronunciation Tips

Quiz

ACE™ International Course

Module 1 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of ACE Training Online
  3. Making Speech Sounds
  4. Stress & Intonation Patterns
  5. IPA Consonants & Vowels
  6. Variables Affecting Pronunciation

Assignment

  1. Making Speech Sounds Exercise
  2. Start a Personal Vocabulary List

Quiz

Module 2 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning voiceless “th”
  2. Ending voiceless “th”
  3. Beginning voiced “th”
  4. Ending voiced “th”
  5.  Beginning /h/ 
  6. Word Stress in Single Words
  7. Word Stress Patterns Exercise

Assignment

  1. Middle voiceless “th”
  2. Middle voiced “th”
  3. Reading with “th”
  4. Silent /h/ Word List
  5. Start a Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 3 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /f/ 
  2.  Ending /f/ 
  3. Beginning /v/ 
  4. Ending /v/ 
  5. Beginning /w/
  6. Schwa Vowel /ə/ (unstress)
  7. Greetings and Goodbyes
  8. Weather

Assignment

  1. Middle /f/
  2. Middle /v/ 
  3. Middle /w/
  4. Schwa Exercise
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 4 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /z/ 
  2. Ending /z/ 
  3. Regular Plural Word Endings
  4. Present Tense (Third Person Singular)
  5. /i/ Vowel
  6. Vowel Contrast Exercise /i/ and /ɪ/
  7. Contrasting Noun-Verb Stress Exercise

Assignment

  1. /z/ Middle of Words
  2. Does “s” say /s/ or /z/?
  3. Reading “s” Word Endings
  4. /i/ Word Endings
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary

Quiz

Module 5 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Ending /b/ 
  2. Ending /d/ 
  3. Ending /g/ 
  4. Ending “ng” 
  5. Regular Past Tense Verb Endings “ed”
  6. /ɪ/ Vowel
  7. Prefixes and Word Stress
  8. Word Endings and Word Stress

Assignment

1. Ending /t/ and /d Voicing Contrast
2. Ending /p/ and /b/ Voicing Contrast
3. Contrast Exercise for Nasal Sounds (Ending “n” “m” and “ng”)
4. “-tion” Word Ending Practice
5. “ed” Word Ending and Pronunciation Rules
6. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 6 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /p/ -aspiration
  2. Ending /p/ 
  3. Beginning /t/ -aspiration
  4. Ending /t/ 
  5. Beginning /k/ -aspiration
  6. Ending /k/ 
  7. /æ/ Vowel
  8. Vowel Contrast /æ/ and /ε/
  9. Intervocalic Flap /ſ/-sounds like “d”

Assignment

  1. Beginning /p/ and /b/ Contrast
  2. Reading with Aspiration
  3. Word Ending “-ity” using the Intervocalic Flap
  4. Word Endings and the Intervocalic Flap
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 7 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /r/ 
  2. /br/ Blend
  3. /dr/ Blend
  4. /fr/ Blend
  5. /gr/ Blend
  6. /kr/ Blend
  7. /pr/ Blend
  8. /tr/ Blend
  9. /thr/ Blend
  10. /ε/ Vowel
  11. Vowel Contrast Exercise /ε/ and /ɪ/
  12. Reduced Syllables

Assignment

  1. Extra Practice with Beginning /r/
  2. Middle /r/ Blends
  3. Reading-Beginning /r/ and /r/ Blends
  4. NATO “Phonetic” Alphabet
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 8 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning “sh” 
  2. Ending “sh” 
  3. Beginning “ch” 
  4. Ending “ch” 
  5. /ɑ/ Vowel
  6. Vowel Contrast Exercise /ɑ/ and /Λ/
  7. Reduced Sounds

Assignment

  1. /ʃ/ “sh” Middle of Words
  2. /ʧ/ “ch” Middle of Words
  3. Reading with “sh” and “ch”
  4. Reading with Reductions
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 9 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning “j” 
  2. Ending “j” 
  3. Beginning “y”
  4. /Λ/ Vowel
  5. /o/ Vowel
  6. Vowel Contrast /o/ and /Λ/
  7. Vowel Contrast /o/ and /α/
  8. Sentence Stress (Content & Function Words)

Assignment

  1.  “j” Middle of Words
  2. “y” Middle of Words
  3. Content & Function Words-Repeated Patterns 1
  4. Content & Function Words-Repeated Patterns 2
  5. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Qu

Module 10 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Beginning /l/
  2. Ending /l/ 
  3. /bl/ Blend
  4. /fl/ Blend
  5. /gl/ Blend
  6. /kl Blend
  7. /ʊ/ Vowel
  8. Vowel Contrast /ʊ/ and /u/
  9. “To have” Reductions

Assignment

  1. “l” Middle of Words
  2. Reading with Beginning, Middle and Ending /l/ Blends
  3. Beginning /l/ and /r/ Contrasts
  4. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List

Quiz

Module 11 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. /kl/ Blend
  2. /pl/ Blend
  3. /sl/ Blend
  4. Syllabic /l/ Introduction
  5. /bl/ Syllabic
  6. /dl/ Syllabic
  7. /e/ Vowel
  8. Linking Introduction
  9. Consonant to Vowel Linking
  10. Vowel to Vowel Linking
  11. “Like Consonant” to “Like Consonant” Linking
  12. Consonant Blending Exercise

Assignment

  1. Linking practice with Sentences
  2. Linking Practice with Reading
  3. Reading with /l/ Blends
  4. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Qui

Module 12 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. /fl/ Syllabic
  2. /gl/ Syllabic
  3. /kl/ Syllabic
  4. /pl/ Syllabic
  5. /sl/ Syllabic
  6. /vl/ Syllabic
  7. /zl/ Syllabic
  8. Vowel Contrast Exercise /e/ and /ε/
  9. Phrasal Verbs
  10. Pronunciation Note (Phrasal Verbs & Noun Phrases)

Assignment

  1. Stress & Intonation Practice with Podcasts
  2. Reading with Syllabic /l/
  3. Phrasal Verb Practice
  4. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List.

Quiz

Module 13 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. /r/ Coloured Vowels Overview
  2. /ir/
  3. /ɑr/
  4. /or/
  5. /εr/
  6. /ɑɪr/
  7. Question and Statements Intonation Patterns
  8. Rising and Falling Intonation Patterns Exercise

Assignment

  1. /ɑr/ Exercise
  2. /or / Exercise
  3. /εr / Exercise
  4. Reading with /r/ Coloured Vowels
  5. Statements & Yes-No Question Inflection
  6. Add 25 Words to Personal Vocabulary List

Quiz

Module 14 Objectives:

Video Introduction

  1. Introduction to Diphthong Vowels
  2. /ɑɪ/
  3. /ɑu/
  4. /oɪ/
  5. Sentence Inflection
  6. Colloquialisms

Assignment

  1. Stress & Intonation with Podcasts
  2. Reading with Diphthongs /ɑɪ/,/ɑu/,/oɪ/
  3. Slang Expressions
  4. Ongoing Personal Vocabulary List
  5. SMART Goals
  6. Develop Personal Pronunciation Plan & Pronunciation Tips

Quiz

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Interested in sampling some of our lessons from the ACE™ Training eCourse? Enter your name and email below and we’ll send you immediate access to some sample exercises. 

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