Frequently Asked Questions

What does my subscription include?

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.

Why would I want to join Rachel's English Academy?

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.

When are new lessons available?

New lessons are added each month. The current Rachel’s English Courses are:

  • Vowel and Diphthongs
  • English Phonetics: The IPA
  • The Basics: Rhythm and Placement
  • Conversations
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Hollywood: conversations in TV and cinema
  • Rachel Vlogs
  • Epic Road Trip Across America
  • Daily Plan

Future courses in the works (remember, new lessons are added each month!)

How does the billing work?

This is a monthly subscription and your credit card (used to enroll) will be charged monthly.

How much does it cost?

You'll find the monthly subscription cost on the home page of the Academy. It's a ridiculously low price!

What are the courses like?

The courses online are made up of video and audio. There are interactive soundboards where you can play audio at different speeds, and all videos have closed captions and can also be played at various speeds. There are also quizzes to test your knowledge.

Can I access the courses on mobile?

Yes, the school and all courses can be accessed on mobile devices, tablets, and computers.

Is there a way to show that I've completed courses in the Academy?

Yes, you can earn course completion badges when you finish a course within the Academy to post to your LinkedIn profile.

How do I cancel?

When you are ready to cancel, just email Rachel at and she'll walk you through it. There is no minimum enrollment period. You can cancel at any time.

I don't have a credit card. Are there other ways to pay?

Yes! The credit card method is preferred, but you can also pay by PayPal or wire transfer. To do this, click ENROLL NOW and enter your email, country, and create a password. The next screen is the credit card page, you can ignore that. You will get an email within 30 minutes about paying with PayPal or wire transfer.