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DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?

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1. You struggle to understand British people, their humour and accents!

2. You find it hard to measure your progress when learning English?

3. You want to learn to speak with confidence in front of British people?

4. You find it hard to keep up with multiple speakers in a conversation.

5. You’re looking for an easy to use step-by-step plan to help you improve your English?

If you answered yes, then you already know how challenging it is to keep improving your English after reaching a conversational level!

Don't worry! There's a solution and I think you're going to love it!

Before I tell you more, listen to what some active members of The Academy think.

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Julie from
France.

Joined in August, 2021
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Caterina from
Italy

Joined in February, 2021
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Phong from
Vietnam

Joined in February, 2021
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Julia from
Russia

Joined in July, 2021
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Cih Ying from
Taiwan.

Joined in June, 2021

Skip the "sales talk" and see
what's inside The Academy!

Watch this detailed walkthrough video about what is inside the course!
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Can I try a sample before I join?

Of course! Access a FREE sample lesson here.
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How does The Academy Monthly Membership work?

  • As Season 1 & 2 are complete you get instant access to 16 lessons as soon as you join.
  • Each lesson contains a podcast episode with a wide variety of learning materials.
  • You get new material each day which helps you gradually turn the new language into vocabulary you can use with confidence.
  • Get access to ALL resources for EVERY episode of The British English Podcast. This includes Season 1, 2 & 3 EpisodesBonus Episodes & Bitesize Episodes.
All together, you get access to a HUGE amount of content! 
- ADDITIONAL NEW FEATURE -

Academy Speaking Classes

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Get involved in Charlie's weekly speaking calls when you join The Academy Monthly/Annual Membership!

What do I get when I join?

  The FULL TRANSCRIPT of every single episode

  Access to ALL INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PHRASES with contextualised definitions in the EXTENDED GLOSSARIES

  EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS that breaks down the best expressions from each episode.

  QUIZZES to check if you understand how to actually use the expressions in a sentence.

  PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE audio files are included for the 'hard to speak' expressions.

  WRITING ASSIGNMENTS, LISTENING COMPREHENSION & VOCABULARY TESTS

  BONUS video or audio content for some episodes

  A NEW episode released every single week!

  Weekly Speaking Classes - BRAND NEW!
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What do I get when I join?

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  The FULL TRANSCRIPT of every single episode

  Access to ALL INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PHRASES with contextualised definitions in the EXTENDED GLOSSARIES

  EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS that breaks down the best expressions from each episode.

  QUIZZES to check if you understand how to actually use the expressions in a sentence.

  PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE audio files are included for the 'hard to speak' expressions.

  WRITING ASSIGNMENTS, LISTENING COMPREHENSION & VOCABULARY TESTS

  BONUS video or audio content for some episodes

  A NEW episode released every single week!

  Weekly Speaking Classes - BRAND NEW!
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Each Season Includes 8 Lesson Packs:

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8 x Episodes
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8+ x Transcripts
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8 x Pronunciation Files
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80+ Minutes of Video
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100+ Active Quizzes & Assignments
240+ Advanced Native Expressions

Let's break that information down a bit!

8 FULl Academy Lessons Per Season
The Seasons have been designed to be consumed over a 2-3 month period, keeping you busy with something new every day!
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Full Podcast Episode + Bonus Content

Gain access to the episode and bonus content exclusive to the academy.
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Valued at £45
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Video Tutorials

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Use these exclusive explainer videos to learn how to use the best phrases from each episode in context with multiple real life examples that are memorable.
Valued at £45
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Manually Edited Full Transcripts

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Read along and never miss a word. Learn how new phrases are spelt and use the interactive transcript reader to easily navigate through the episode.
Valued at £90
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200+ Advanced Native Expressions

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Learn the definitions of a huge amount of vocabulary with flashcards, multiple choice exercises and tests.
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Valued at £85
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Pronunciation Practice Audio Files

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Learn how to produce the correct sound of each syllable in a phrase and then be guided towards imitating the full phrase in connected speech.
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Valued at £45
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Vocabulary Quizzes & Writing Assignments

Quizzes designed to improve your understanding of the advanced language in use. Stay active with your studies and get writing!
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Valued at £28

A TOTAL Value of £475

AND THAT'S JUST ONE SEASON BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!

What else is included?

  • Season 1 of The Academy
  • Bonus Episodes 1-8
  • Bitesize Episodes 1-16
  • Season 2 of The Academy
  • Season 3 of The Academy
  • Bonus Episodes 9-16
  • Bitesize Episodes 17-32
  • New WEEKLY Episodes
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Academy Episodes

  • Full Length Episode
  • Transcript
  • Exclusive Videos
  • Glossary
  • Pronunciation Practice
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Writing Assignments
  • & More

Bonus Episodes

  • Full Length Episode
  • Transcripts]
  • Glossary

Bitesize Episodes

  • Transcript
  • Glossary
Remember The Academy ALSO comes with...

Weekly Speaking Classes with Charlie

Practice what you've learnt in The Academy with like minded people, make friends and get expert feedback from Charlie.
Rewatch the class with access to the recording along with all previous lessons! 
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These classes are valued at £40 per month.
They are FREE to attend for all Academy members.

The Academy Doors Are Currently Closed

The doors will reopen in the next 3-6 months so make sure you join the email waiting list to know when The Academy will be open for new sign-ups.

Monthly Membership

£32/month
Billed monthly
  • Access Complete Seasons 1 & 2 
  • Access Season 3 
  • Access ALL Bonus Episodes
  • Access ALL Bitesize Episodes   
  • NEW Weekly Episode
  • Weekly Speaking Class 

Lifetime Membership

£24/month
Billed annually - Save 25%
  • Access Complete Seasons 1 & 2 
  • Access Season 3 
  • Access ALL Bonus Episodes
  • Access ALL Bitesize Episodes   
  • NEW Weekly Episode
  • Weekly Speaking Class 

So in summary you get a HUGE amount of learning resources + weekly speaking calls for as little as £24 a month.

Now let's look at what topics we cover in Season 1 of The Academy:

Course contents

REMEMBER:
Master English By DOING Not Just RECEIVING

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If you’re ready to improve your British English with Charlie, enrol in The Academy now. Simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join in…

After this course you will...

  • Use native expressions in a natural way
  • Gain confidence in your ability to speak British English
  • Better understand British culture & British people
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The Academy Doors Are Currently Closed

The doors will reopen in the next 3-6 months so make sure you join the email waiting list to know when The Academy will be open for new sign-ups.

Monthly Membership

£32/month
Billed monthly
  • Access Complete Seasons 1 & 2 
  • Access Season 3 
  • Access ALL Bonus Episodes
  • Access ALL Bitesize Episodes   
  • NEW Weekly Episode
  • Weekly Speaking Class 

Lifetime Membership

£24/month
Billed annually - Save 25%
  • Access Complete Seasons 1 & 2 
  • Access Season 3 
  • Access ALL Bonus Episodes
  • Access ALL Bitesize Episodes   
  • NEW Weekly Episode
  • Weekly Speaking Class 
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The Academy doors are closed.

Join the waiting list to be in with the chance of being part of an amazing language learning experience in the coming months.
Thank you! You will be notified when The Academy doors next reopen for new sign ups. In the meantime feel free to join The Premium Podcast anytime.
You will be notified when the doors next reopen by signing up to this form.

Reviews from members of The Academy

I'd like to recommend the academy because...its contents are very interesting and authentic so, you learn a lot about British culture, be it in respect of society, habits and traditions and all with a touch of humour, which I really appreciate. 
Julie, France. Joined in August, 2021
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My big problem has always been fluency but now I can tell proudly that I'm much more confident and I'm not more afraid to talk.

Eight months ago when I started this amazing journey I never imagined that today I would record this video and put myself out there without feeling pure cringe.
Caterina, Italy. Joined in February, 2021
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What I like most about The Academy is the live classes where you can apply what you learnt from The Academy.

He breaks down difficult concepts easily but the best part is that he teaches English in real life that you can easily use in your daily conversation.
Phong, Vietname. Joined in February, 2021
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The academy content hones, not only on the vocabulary from intermediate to Advanced but it also packed with humour, as the host, Charlie really breaks down the expressions in every video of every episode, helping their vocabulary sink in and be used, actively in your speech.
Julia, Russia. Joined in July, 2021

Only interested in the Premium Podcast Membership?

Don't want the full learning experience of The Academy but still want the transcripts, full length episodes and glossaries?

Then take a look at the
Premium Podcast Membership

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14 Day Money Back Guarantee

I am certain you will love this course. However, if you find it isn’t for you I will happily give you a 100% refund within 14 days of the course start date.

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Charlie is very good at showing people when the new words and phrases can be used. It helps me to really apply the phrases in the future. The rise and fall of his voice also makes the content more interesting as I can feel the different emotions from him.
Judy, Lawyer in Taiwan
It's evident that Charlie has put so much effort into The Academy and I will definitely recommend The British English Podcast to anyone wanting to improve their English and to my subscribers on Instagram! The Academy is really easy to use and it has a lot of useful tasks.
Anya, Teacher in Russia
Charlie's podcast and academy is easy to follow and helps me remember every word he teaches by following the quizzes and exercises. He is such a good teacher with specific plans for his own lessons who knows the difficulties of a non-native english learner like me.
Hsu Lai, Pharmacist in Myanmar

More student reviews

Charlie is very good at showing people when the new words and phrases can be used. It helps me to really apply the phrases in the future. The rise and fall of his voice also makes the content more interesting as I can feel the different emotions from him.
Judy, Lawyer in Taiwan
It's evident that Charlie has put so much effort into The Academy and I will definitely recommend The British English Podcast to anyone wanting to improve their English and to my subscribers on Instagram! The Academy is really easy to use and it has a lot of useful tasks.
Anya, Teacher in Russia
Charlie's podcast and academy is easy to follow and helps me remember every word he teaches by following the quizzes and exercises. He is such a good teacher with specific plans for his own lessons who knows the difficulties of a non-native english learner like me.
Hsu Lai, Pharmacist in Myanmar

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take me to complete a Season?

This will depend on how much time you have. The activities are designed to give you something new everyday. So each lesson in a Season will take 2 weeks to complete for the average learner.

What currency is the payment in?

£ – British Pound Sterling / Quid 😉

What if I just want access to the full length episodes, transcripts and glossary, but not the academy lessons?

I’d say you’re missing out on a lot of amazing content but we all learn differently so I have created The Premium Podcast Membership for this reason.

Will this course help improve my english?

Yes! I’ve been teaching English for years and know that this course is going to improve your English significantly.

What's the difference between "The Academy Monthly Membership" and "The Academy Lifetime Membership"?

Great question. The Academy Monthly Membership is billed once a month at £32. Whereas the lifetime membership is billed once a year at a discounted price. So if you know you will love The Academy then you can save yourself 25% by purchasing the Lifetime Membership.

What is the difference between The Academy Membership and The Premium Podcast Membership?

The Academy Membership includes the "lessons" from each Seasonal episode. The lessons have exclusive explainer videos, pronunciation practice audio files, quizzes and much more interactive content + Weekly Speaking Classes with Charlie.
Whereas The Premium Podcast Membership is for students who only want the full episodes, transcripts and glossaries.

What are the Bitesize Episodes?

The Bitesize Episodes were made for you to complete quickly if you don't have as much time. They come with full transcripts, extended glossaries and flashcards.

What are the Bonus Episodes?

The Bonus Episodes are the same length as a Seasonal Episode and as all Academy Members get to hear the exclusive extra parts to the episode. Bonus Episodes also come with full transcripts, extended glossaries and flashcards. They do not have videos, pronunciation practice files or quizzes.

About Your Teacher

Charlie Baxter

Teacher, Podcast Host, YouTuber
Charlie is the host and creator of The British English Podcast & Academy. He has also been an active YouTube English Teacher since 2016 but after seeing how many of his students wanted a more structured, carefully designed way to study he decided to create The British English Podcast Academy.

It focuses on British culture, informal expressions, accent and history that is all unique to the UK.

Charlie has spent 6000+ hours teaching intermediate-advanced students since 2014 privately on Skype and has seen a lot of different styles of learning and while he believes there will never be a single CORRECT way to improve your English there are a large number of methods that people use that do waste people's time and prevent them from improving quickly.

So Charlie decided to create The Academy because he believes he knows a VERY effective way to improve your English quickly and enjoyably.
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