Gain control over your pronunciation, accent and intonation to maximise your bi-lingual skills.
Take a look at the Accent Reduction training programme audio resource here.
Stage 1 – Pronunciation Essentials
This 10 week course focuses on aspects of English pronunciation, the use of idiomatic English and oral presentation technique. It is aimed at non-native speakers who want to sound more natural and improve their clarity and fluidity in spoken English. This highly interactive and student-centred course uses language games and presentation skills that will help participants build confidence and skill in an enjoyable, safe class environment. Groups are small and informal and include some 1-to-1 time with frequent feedback on student progress.
Introduction to the course; individual learning needs assessment
Essential pronunciation - "TH" sounds voiced & unvoiced; non-rhotic "R"; schwa sound; voiced consonants and more
Applying pronunciation to a chosen text - presentation preparation;
Presentation in front of an invited audience. This task counts as practical assessment for progression to Stage 2.
This course is ideal for:
- Developing key articulation skills in English.
- Learning how to handle complex language aspects.
- Discovering how to link words and establish flowing speech.
- Building vocabulary.
- Learning how to pronounce English words with clarity
- Understanding popular phrases, idioms and colloquial terms.
- Developing confidence in speaking and communicating in English.
Richard Hollingworth is a performing arts teacher, actor and voiceover artist. He trained in Voice and Speech under Katerina Moraitis while studying Performance at Northumbria University. He has taught Voice & Speech and Accent Technique at drama schools in London and Manchester.
Richard specialises in accent development and accent reduction and his work draws on the Lessac bio-dynamic approach to voice, alongside elements of the work of Penny Dyer, Jan Haydn-Rowles and Edda Sharpe.
His students have included actors, presenters, singers, interpreters, teachers, salespeople and even a magician.
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