Rachel’s English Academy is a collection of online video and audio courses for intermediate to advanced speakers of English as a foreign language to dramatically improve English conversation skills. Access to the Academy is by subscription only.
“Rachel's commitment with teaching English pronunciation concepts is awesome, I can tell that I don't know any other person so dedicated to the subject as she is. By watching her YouTube videos (on Rachel's English) I developed my American English pronunciation, rhythm and intonation.”
“Rachel gives us an upfront and personal analysis of English pronunciation that’s practical and inspiring. ”
“I was once an English teacher at New Oriental School, teaching basic oral English and New Concept English Book 2. But for me, there are various accent phenomena in American English which gave my young students and I many headaches until I was introduced to Rachel’s English. I have been recommending Rachel’s videos to all of my teacher friends and students on and offline. ”
Know exactly the correct mouth position for the American English sounds, and hear the difference between similar vowels and consonants.
Study real conversations for phrases that Americans use to express themselves, including idioms.
Have you ever noticed how Americans’ words seem to flow together? Learn the important concepts of connection and linking, and how and integrate them into your English.
Understand intonation and stress and the vital part they play in sounding natural. Break free from the structures of your native language to capture the character of American English.
Rachel has been teaching conversational English online since 2008. With over 40 million video views, she has developed an exciting style of teaching that goes straight to the heart of conversation: understanding native speakers and being understood. Rachel developed her curriculum around one idea: she has made for English the kind of resource for self-study that she wished she could find for her own foreign language study. As a classical singer, Rachel has spent much time immersed in singing in German, French, Italian, and Spanish. She studied with highly acclaimed vocal teachers and coaches and brings a body of detailed knowledge connected to the voice, placement, and the musical nature of speech to her work as a pronunciation teacher.
Rachel lives in Philadelphia. She was born and raised in Florida, went to college in Indiana where she studied Applied Math, Computer Science, and Music, and graduate school for Opera Performance in Boston. Thereafter, she spent 8 years in NYC before moving to Philadelphia. She and her husband have one son, and enjoy hiking, road tripping, and cooking. Rachel loves being connected to people throughout the world through Rachel’s English Academy.
This subscription gets you access to all courses in the Rachel’s English Academy for one low monthly price.
The topics covered in the courses are what Rachel’s English does best: spoken English, American English pronunciation, American English sounds, English conversation, American English listening comprehension, and English phonetics.
With daily exposure to Rachel’s lessons and method of teaching, you will understand how Americans speak and practice your imitation skills. Practice 20 minutes each day and you’ll quickly become more fluid and comfortable speaking English, and you’ll be easier to understand. Rachel teaches the natural, conversational style that Americans use.
You’ll have access to all of the lessons as soon as you sign up, so you can work on the topics that interest you, at your own pace. But if you want to know what to work on when, you’ll also have access to the Daily Plan course, which suggests lessons to work on each day.
Get instant access to all content: When you sign up, you’ll immediately get access to all of the videos and audio in the Academy. Move at your own pace with the subjects that interest you. If you want a guide, there is also a course that suggests a daily plan so you know what to work on, when.
By joining the Academy, you’ll have access to the private Rachel’s English Academy Facebook group. Here, you can ask questions about the English language and culture, and find a language partner who is also studying with Rachel’s technique. There will be challenges posted to the group: an opportunity to practice your English!
Interact with Rachel Live: Each month will feature live classes with Rachel, with the chance to participate and study with Rachel in real time. Rachel will answer chat questions and also work with a small number of students via web cam each month. All live classes are saved in the Academy to be watched an unlimited number of times.
New lessons are added each month. The current Rachel’s English Courses are:
Future courses in the works (remember, new lessons are added each month!)
This is a monthly subscription and your credit card (used to enroll) will be charged monthly.