A COMMUNITY YOU CAN RELY ON
TEACHER WHO’S BEEN THROUGH IT
I started from scratch and have probably made all the mistakes you have and then some. That not only gives me a ton of patience, but helps me understand exactly what you’re struggling with and exactly how I can help you improve. And I'm only getting better.
A PROVEN PATH TO SUCCESS
Once we identify which speech patterns need work, I let you know how to modify them. I make this super easy through a unique system where we effectively use linguistic patterns from English to make connections and help you sound native in Brazilian Portuguese.
FEEDBACK THAT WORKS
While kids pick up accents easily, adults need clear and thoughtful feedback to improve their pronunciation. I'll show you where your tongue goes, how to think about producing the sound, and everything else you need to master your new accent.
WEEK 1: VOWEL SOUNDS
Deep dive into the nuanced vowel sounds of American English and compare them to vowel sounds in your language. Connect with our unique color-coded system that will help you pinpoint where to focus your practice. Learn with our personal word lists and PDF guides.
WEEK 2: CONSONANT SOUNDS
Learn to distinguish letters from sounds, and break the habit of reading with the pronunciation of your native language. Discover how aspiration, voicing, and clustering play a role in your overall accent when speaking English
WEEK 3: RHYTHM / LINKING / PROSODY
The most important features of the language are patterns of stress, word connection (parcing) and intonation. When combined, you start to develop a unique identity in the language, and you begin to express yourself more naturally, getting out more words per phrase and even making better decisions with vocabulary. This shows a certain level of mastery and allows you to create deeper connections with other native speakers.
WEEK 4: REVIEW
We look back on our 'tips of the day' (which start off each lesson) and other lessons around pronunciation and word choice from the month. We'll answer your personal language questions and we'll always address the biggest concerns we see based on our weekly practice and feedback videos. A great chance to remove any doubts!
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Com Ruben Adery tive a oportunidade de aperfeiçoar a pronúncia do inglês. O ambiente descontraído e a noção das dificuldades enfrentadas pelos nativos da língua portuguesa são fatores que muito contribuíram para o aprimoramento da fala e aprofundamento do idioma. Valeu muito a pena!
— Alexandre M.
SOUNDING NATURAL IS SIMPLER THAN YOU THOUGHT:
Record your voice to receive initial feedback on your accent and where to focus your attention
Meet your coach every week to improve the sounds and features that stand out most
Start getting compliments about how much better you sound 😎