We’ll get you ‘ACTIVE’ 

Speech Active training was created over 3 years by Georgie (that’s her on the left) and a team of Speech Pathologists (specialists in pronunciation & accent) and English Language Teachers.

Our goal is to get you actively improving. We give you the framework you need to successfully make change. 

We strive to provide the best English Pronunciation training for international professionals wanting to speak clearer, more confident English.


Successful training is interesting and relevant and has easy-to-use content that’s tailored to the needs of the student. 

Our students need to dip in and out of training around busy schedules. Practise phrases need to be real and relevant to everyday conversations – from casual chats to job interviews, networking, meetings and presentations. 


Your English speaking confidence is at the heart of what we do. Lacking confidence with speaking English is exhausting and frustrating. 

We’re very proud that many of students call our courses life-changing. Our students finish their courses not only with clearer English but with greater speaking confidence. 


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Georgie Harding

Speech Pathologist & Founder

Georgie is passionate about helping people be easily understood and feel more confident with the way they speak English. If you’ve seen one of her presentations or workshops or taken any of her lessons you will definitely know this!

A Speech Pathology Degree, ESL teaching qualifications and over 20 years specialising in English Pronunciation and accent training means that Georgie knows what works. 

In 2003 Georgie started a face-to-face English pronunciation training services (Speech Matters / Star Pronunciation) for international professionals and university students. Since then she has worked with thousands of people from all over the world, helping them speak English clearly and with more confidence.

Georgie launched Speech Active courses in 2019. Her aim was for Speech Active to be the best quality, most accessible and most truly relevant and effective English pronunciation online courses.

Speech Active courses are for people who are serious about improving their English pronunciation. 

Georgie is a regular presenter at major universities and has provided individual and group training to people of all professions, from local and international corporations, government organisations and not-for profit organisations. 

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Lorelie Merton

Speech Pathologist

Lorelie is an experienced Speech Pathologist who is passionate about clear communication.

Lorelie has been with Speech Active for over 5 years now. She sees the difference that Speech Active training and techniques make to the clarity of a person’s speech & is here to support you on your journey to clear English pronunciation.

Lorelie joined the Speech Active team over 5 years ago bringing a wealth of experience developed over years of working with bilingual children to improve their language skills as well as specialist knowledge in working with articulation and pronunciation. 

She volunteered with international student groups while studying at LaTrobe University & has friends from many parts of the world including India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia & Germany.

She knows how frustrating it can feel when people don’t understand you or ask you to repeat yourself! Lorelie looks foward to helping you develop your speaking confidence. 


Laura, James and Anthony

Aside from our two main Speech Pathologists there are some other excellent people on our team that make it all happen and ensure things run smoothly for our team and students. 

Special shout out to Laura, James and Anthony. 

Laura Wright been our superstar video editor for many years. She’s a delight to work with and we are amazed that she is still sane after editing hundreds of hours of Georgie’s mouth – we think that’s enough to make anyone crazy. Thank you Laura for all your great work.

James has supported Speech Active and Star Pronunciation in many capacities for over 10 years. He is enthusiastic and motivated and keeps things moving forward. 

Anthony is our systems guru. He assisted with building our courses and LMS. He’s very well organised (thank goodness) and is masses of fun to work with. Thanks Anthony for all the work that you do and for keeping our systems healthy and organised. 

Speech Active (previously Star Pronunciation) is now the leading supplier of tailored online English Pronunciation courses, helping English Second Language (ESL) speakers speak more clearly and be better understood.

After many years helping people from all over the world with their English pronunciation, Georgie decided the convenience and reach of online training would empower many more people around the world access quality pronunciation training and positive long term outcomes.

Speech Active courses are used by people from all parts of the world, working across all industries and in all stages of life.

Many international students access our courses by enrolling through their University Career Department who fund the course for students. Companies provide our services for their staff, or people enrol themselves directly here on our website.



See and copy your teacher as you learn new mouth positions, sounds and rhythms.

Improve with Listen-And-Repeat Audio files in between video lessons. 




Practice online anytime.

Recording tools to check your progress. 

Zoom Session for 1:1 feedback. Add extra zoom sessions anytime. 




Your course is tailored for speakers of your first language. 

In your 1:1 zoom session you’ll prioritise areas, get 1:1 feedback and Georgie will ensure you get the absolute most from your course.  




Ready to go when you are – 40+ video modules in an easy-to-follow, flexible schedule. 

2 years access. 

Audio practice files are yours to keep. 


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Video, Audio, 1:1 Training 

Our unique combination of training gets the best outcomes for our students.

See more English Pronunciation Course reviews from students like Aurelie.   


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