Accent Reduction – What does it involve?
Accent Reduction Training (also known as Elocution lessons) is where we train you to understand the differences between your mother tongue and a natural British accent (Received Pronunciation or RP). We will teach you techniques to adopt a natural British accent and to improve your pronunciation. Our classes include modifying the way you pronounce vowel and consonant sounds and intonation. Your training also includes pace, emphasis, flow and mouth movement.
Designing your tailored programme
Different languages each have their own way of pronouncing sounds. So, depending on where you are originally from, you will have your unique pronunciation challenges. Moreover, each individual finds different aspects of speaking English more difficult. As a result, we assess your accent to determine the key things for you to work on. Additionally, we will design a tailored programme of focused lessons to meet your objectives. We will work with you on a weekly basis (or more often if you’d like) on your tailored programme to reduce your natural accent and to adopt a more natural British accent.
This is similar to Accent Reduction Training. We will teach you techniques to improve the pronunciation of your target language to sound more like a native speaker. Pronunciation Training is included as part of your overall Language Training Programme and it can be in any of the languages we teach at CLT Ltd (over 20 of them!).
Claire is absolutely amazing and supportive. Learned so much with her and thankfully she is a very patient, thoughtful person and very clear explaining how/what/when. I thought I was able to speak proper English but of course the correct British pronunciation has so many nuances that I wasn’t aware of. She is very crystal clear about the explanation how the position of the mouth should be, because as you understand, there’s a lot of phonetic sounds that don’t exist in my mother tongue.
Ricardo Ferreira (delegate)