Individual accent reduction training for non-native speakers of English – London & Worldwide
For you if English is not your first language, and:
- you speak English well, but feel less confident about pronunciation
- people often ask you to repeat yourself in English
- you would prefer structure and guidance around pronunciation rather than ‘hoping for the best’
- you need people to hear your message first, accent later
- you finally want to nail the difference between seat and sit! (Or cut/cat; law/low; walk/work…)
What happens in Accent Reduction training?
You will get clearer English pronunciation by mastering the vowels, consonants and rhythms of English that you need to work on. We work physically. You will learn new mouth positions and leave each session with tools to practise and use them in real life.
We do this by working out exactly how you can move from your speech habits to your new choice.
Everyone is different
A phonetics book or self-study course can give a description of an English vowel or consonant but it doesn’t know your unique starting point. Example: some people need to round their lips more for the vowel in HOT, some less. It’s my job as a coach to make you aware of your habits and give you personalised guidance to move towards lasting success. You also save time this way.
Your independent practice
To see results, you should practise independently between sessions: 10-15 minutes per day is recommended, as well as putting what you have learned into real conversations. You will get clear guidance on how to do this.
Previous accent reduction clients have reported increased confidence while speaking English, as well as smoother, more efficient interactions in the workplace and everyday life.
All accent reduction sessions are supported by comprehensive practice worksheets, audio and video.
ACCENT TRAINING FOR Native Speakers of English
If English is your first language and you would like to learn a different accent, I can help!
Acquiring a different accent can be both practical and fun, whether you are an actor or just want another accent choice for your own reasons.
Get in touch find out more!