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Online Accent Softening Courses

Online Accent Softening Courses

Do you feel that your accent makes it difficult to communicate clearly? Do people often ask you to repeat yourself? Do you worry that you aren’t communicating your ideas as effectively as you could be?

Our Online Accent Softening Courses offer a clear, step-by-step process to help you find greater clarity in your speech by softening or neutralising your accent. These virtual classes are designed especially for non-native English speakers looking to modify the way they speak for professional or personal reasons.

Working in an encouraging group setting you’ll work through a structured plan to help you soften your access and improve clarity. You’ll start by exploring the physical process of making sound. You’ll practise the vowel and consonant sounds of the neutral British accent of Received Pronunciation (RP). Working through repetitive exercises you will retrain your mouth muscles to freedom and ease in making new sounds and pronunciation.

In this course you will:

  • Learn rigorous articulation exercises designed to strengthen your speech muscles in order to achieve clear, flexible Received Pronunciation (RP) sounds more easily
  • Understand placement and facial movements of the accent and how to alter these
  • Explore a detailed breakdown of RP sounds to provide awareness of tongue and mouth movement as well as sound length
  • Receive personal feedback on your speech and accent habits and techniques to help improve your long-term goals
  • Work with a variety of texts to apply the techniques
  • Begin to apply the new sounds to everyday speech and text

Please bring a text of your choice to this course. This could be anything: a short story, business report or email, magazine article or letter or an excerpt from a novel.

As with all of our online voice and accent classes, you will need:

  • a device with a camera and microphone
  • at least 2 metre squared to move in
  • form-fitting clothes so you can move freely

A note on participation: Enhancing these skills requires practical and active participation. As this is an interactive, group class all students will be required to have their videos turned on.

CLASSES STARTING SOON

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Jul - 18 Aug Thu 12:00-13:30 6 weeks Adam Rhys-Charles Online £165.00
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14 Jul - 18 Aug Thu 12:00-13:30 6 weeks Adam Rhys-Charles Online £165.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book a selected class/course online, simply click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, please call us on 020 7042 8833.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full credit or refund of the paid value of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking. Any refund will only be made to the original payment card.

We do not offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. For more information please see our full Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this page.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more places on the same class or course.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Jul - 18 Aug Thu 12:00-13:30 6 weeks Adam Rhys-Charles Online £165.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book a selected class/course online, simply click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, please call us on 020 7042 8833.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full credit or refund of the paid value of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking. Any refund will only be made to the original payment card.

We do not offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend. For more information please see our full Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this page.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more places on the same class or course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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