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Accent Softening for Business

City Academy
Course summary
Length: 8 weeks
Price: 296 - 395 GBP excl. VAT
Language: English
Location: London
Provider: City Academy plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Accent Softening for Business Workshop - London

Accent Softening for Business - A comprehensive workshop for professionals in London

This Accent Softening workshop is designed for non-native English speakers wishing to neutralise or adjust their accent. If you feel that you accent is preventing your from achieving your goals or is limiting your confidence, City Academy's trained voice coaches can provide you with a step-by-step programme to help you develop a natural and flexible pronunciation of English.

This Accent Softening workshop uses proven voice coaching techniques from the performing arts to deliver a programme that builds on your strengths to help you meet your goals. Throughout the programme, you will work in small groups to improve your pronunciation of the vowel and consonant sounds of Received Pronunciation (RP) and to train your mouth muscles to master essential sounds of the English language.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Accent Softening workshop is suitable for non-native English speakers who wish to neutralise their accent in and pronunciation of English. The course is appropriate for individuals of all levels and ability.

Training Course Content

The exact content of this course may differ depending on each delegate's needs and the desired course length. It will generally cover the following topics and activities:

  • Rigorous articulation exercises designed to strengthen your speech muscles, in order to achieve clear, flexible RP sounds more easily
  • The placement and facial movements of the accent
  • A detailed breakdown of the sounds of RP, giving you a solid foundation of the tongue and mouth movement as well as sound length
  • Feedback on your speech and accent habits and techniques on how to improve your long-term goals
  • How to apply the new sounds to everyday speech and text.

Expenses

The cost of this course is:

  • 6-week programme, 1.5 hours weekly: £296 + VAT per person
  • 8-week programme, 1.5 hours weekly: £395 + VAT per person

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