Accent Reduction – What does it involve?
Accent Reduction Training is where we train you to understand the differences between your mother tongue and a standard English accent (Received Pronunciation). We will teach you techniques to adopt a standard English 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. 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.
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)