With courses on American English pronunciation, voice projection, public speaking, and more, I help beginners transform into pros!
"Take the leap to reach your English goals!"
"I recently finished a 10-session program with Julie, and I am completely satisfied with the results.
Since the first class, it was clear that she was an expert on the subject and created a safe space to practice and ask questions. I totally recommend Julie if you are looking for a coach who helps you improve the details of your accent that limit your communication or make you feel less confident. My best piece of advice is to take the leap to reach your English goals!"
Juan V., PhD Student, Spanish
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English Pro™ Live
Practice your American English pronunciation skills with Julie every week in this live English class. Students have the opportunity to volunteer to work 1:1 with Julie and receive personalized accent training during the live class.
$8 / month
Six Steps to a Stronger Voice - Now with MORE FEATURES!
Whip your voice into shape with the Six Steps to a Stronger Voice course! You'll learn exercises that will strengthen your entire vocal system from the lungs to the lips, and how to project confidence, strength, and authenticity in your voice!
English Pro™16 Courses
Speak American English clearly and confidently and reduce your accent with English Pro. Your subscription gives you access to 16 English courses on vowels, consonants, stress, intonation, placement, and more, PLUS live classes with Julie every week!
$34.99 / month
American Accent: Top 10 Essentials5.0 average rating (3 reviews)
Learn the top 10 essentials of the American accent, including syllable stress, word reductions, pronunciation of the most problematic vowels and consonants, and tips on how to practice! Practice with videos, downloadable worksheets, and quizzes!
Master the American Accent: American English Foundation
Master the foundational concepts of American English in this introductory course! You'll learn about American English Placement, Intonation, Stress, Linking, Imitation Skills, and the basics of vocal anatomy and voice production!
Speech and Accent Evaluation
Learn the details about your American English pronunciation in this comprehensive, in-depth speech and accent evaluation! You'll receive a written report (about 8-10 pages long) and a short video that gives you a detailed breakdown of your accent.
Master the American English Vowels for Hindi/Urdu/Indian Languages
Master the American English vowels with this comprehensive online course! The course material is specific to native speakers of Hindi, Urdu, and the related Indian languages. Includes hundreds of downloadable audio files, videos, quizzes, and more!
Master the American English Vowels for Spanish Speakers
Master the American English vowels with this comprehensive online course! The course material is specific to native speakers of Spanish. The course includes hundreds of downloadable audio files, videos, quizzes, and more!
Master the American English Vowels for All Languages
Master the American English vowels with this comprehensive multimedia online course! The course material is appropriate for native speakers of all languages. The course includes over 1,600 audio files, 60+ videos, chapter quizzes, and more!
Master the American English Vowels for Mandarin Chinese Speakers
Master the American English vowels with this comprehensive online course! The course material is specific to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. The course includes hundreds of downloadable audio files, videos, quizzes, and more!
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"This course has so many great nuggets of wisdom!"
"I've crammed down the first four and a half chapters of the Master the American English Vowels for Spanish Speakers course.
This course has so many great nuggets of wisdom! I'm sure other Spanish speakers will love it, too. So far, the part that I love the most is the reduced vowels in sentences as I know it makes such a big difference in speech. And having the chance to repeat each sentence as many times as I want in normal and slower pace is just brilliant!"
Rocio P., Software Engineer, Spanish
Meet your course instructor
Hello! My name is Julie Cunningham, and I've trained thousands of people on their American English pronunciation and voice projection skills. Here's how I can help you.
I've been helping people with their American English pronunciation skills since 2007, when I moved to the Czech Republic to teach English. This experience sparked a desire to return to school and earn a graduate degree in speech and language pathology, then pursue specialized certifications in American English pronunciation and American accent training.
Then I founded my company San Diego Voice and Accent, where I work one-on-one with professionals who want to perfect their American English pronunciation skills, project a clear and confident voice, and maximize their speaking potential.
But I didn't stop there! I've also created online courses on the American accent that target all areas of American English pronunciation and professional voice projection, and I run live English classes every week at my flagship group class called Julie's Conversation Club.
Over the years of working as an American accent coach and professional voice trainer, I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't work when training your pronunciation skills and voice projection. It's not enough for you to simply "repeat" what you hear; that isn't going to get you the results. You need to practice with the right technique and with the most effective methods, and you need someone there to guide you along the way.
That's why I created the premium online classes and courses from SDVA - to help professionals from all areas of the world and at all levels of English to speak with clarity and confidence, and to reach their goals of becoming a powerful and effective communicator.
The online classes and courses from SDVA give you everything you need to train your American English communication skills successfully, including effective practice techniques, pronunciation help and feedback, and access to the SDVA online community for guidance and support along the way.
Founder of San Diego Voice and Accent
"I feel others can understand me better!"
"Before I attended Julie's 4-week seminar, I thought my pronunciation was pretty good.
After the first class, I realized that there are still many things I can improve on. The information I learned in her classes helped me to hear and understand better what others are saying. And with practice, I feel others can understand me better as well. Julie has a great way of helping me realize how the muscles in my mouth can move in a way to fulfill the need for the word at hand. This is exactly what I need to improve."
Hong Y., Senior Scientist, Mandarin Chinese
"The course gave me a jump start to becoming a better story teller."
"Working with Julie was awesome!
She helped customize the syllabus as per the feedback from my initial performance review, which helped me focus on my weak areas such as understanding intonation, consonants, and American English pronunciation. The course gave me a jump start to becoming a better story teller."
Sunit V., Electrical Engineer, Hindi
"Julie increased my awareness of how to speak like a native speaker."
"I have worked with Julie for 8 months to improve my accent.
She is an incredible teacher. I like how quickly she could diagnose my pronunciation issues, in particular my tongue placements. She increased my awareness of how to speak like a native speaker. She also gave me drills to improve my speech, some of which are quite innovative such as using a metronome. Julie is very patient and compassionate and fun to work with. I highly recommend her for her skills, caliber, and approaches to quickly move you forward."
Joan Y., Life Coach, Mandarin Chinese
"I have renewed confidence in my accent capability."
"I had the pleasure of working with Julie on my standard American accent.
Her knowledge and supportive instruction style made the experience truly enjoyable and worthwhile. Her professional yet easy going manner made me feel comfortable from the outset. Julie was encouraging, enthusiastic and most of all patient. I have renewed confidence in my accent capability and I have her to thank for it."
Stephen L., Voice Over Actor, South African English
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