Practice your American English conversation skills with native speakers! Join Julie's Conversation Club each week for live English lessons and learn tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and conversational English skills in a fun, relaxed environment!
What will I learn?
You'll practice your English conversation skills in a fun, low-pressure environment. Each class will include a lesson on the American accent and American English pronunciation, and you'll have the opportunity to practice your English with Julie and receive feedback on your pronunciation. CLICK HERE for the most recent meeting schedule.
When will we meet?
We'll meet once a week, and meetings will be on different days and at different times to allow for people from all time zones to participate. CLICK HERE for the most recent meeting schedule.
Where will we meet?
All meetings will take place online through Zoom. You'll receive a new Zoom link for each meeting, and the link will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance.
The Zoom link is also posted on the Conversation Club course website (only visible to participants with active subscriptions).
Who can join?
Anyone who is 18 years old and older and wants to improve their English skills is welcome to join.
How much does it cost?
Join Julie's Conversation Club for only $5 USD for a monthly subscription, or pay for just one month for $8.99 USD.
"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
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
"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
What if I can't attend the meeting? Will there be a replay?
Yes! If you can't attend the live meeting, no worries. I'll send out a replay to everyone who has an active subscription. You can also access the link to the replay on the Conversation Club website (link is only visible to participants with an active subscription).
When will I receive the Zoom link for the meeting?
I'll send an email with the Zoom link approximately 24 hours prior to the meeting. You can also access the Zoom link on the Conversation Club course website (link is only visible to participants with active subscriptions).
I didn't receive the email with the Zoom link. What should I do?
First step: Check your spam folder or junk folder - many times the email is there. Then add "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your preferred senders list and mark the email "not spam". Second step: If the email isn't in your spam or junk folder, then email Julie at email@example.com. Please contact Julie at least 1 hour prior to the start time. The Zoom link will also be posted on the Conversation Club course website (only visible to participants with active subscriptions).
How often does the Club have meetings?
We meet once a week, and I alternate the days of the week and the time of the meeting in order to accommodate all time zones.
Can I suggest a lesson topic for a future Club meeting?
Yes! I welcome your suggestions for lesson topics. Please email me and let me know what you'd like to learn about: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can update your payment information and/or cancel your subscription at any time by going to My Account > Billing.
"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