Accent Softening & Confident Speaking
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LSW Accent Softening & Confident Speaking will provide you with the tools to banish misunderstanding and enjoy a mastery of spoken English.
We do this by teaching you the sounds, rhythms, intonation and psychology of spoken English, with the unique LSW methodology.
Our courses for individuals can be taken in the five session Essential Accent Softening program or our ten session Deluxe Accent Softening program. Courses are available to suit your timetable. Please email us to request a brochure
What is covered in the LSW Accent Softening and Confident Speaking Courses?
From the first lesson you will learn the LSW approach to Intonation, which teaches you how to recreate the melody of spoken English in three easy steps.
You will learn to recognize, pronounce, and differentiate tricky sounds correctly and with confidence.
You will be introduced to The LSW Gym, our at home practice plan, which helps you to make quick and enduring changes to your communication. Alongside our other techniques, we have developed quick and effective ways to help you make new neural networks, in other words, to rewire your brain to take on the new sounds.
This combined approach will give you all you need to be an effective, engaging, clear communicator.
What happens in a typical lesson?
In each lesson, you will learn a number of vowel and consonant sounds, and be given feedback on exactly where your pronunciation differs from those sounds. You will then put it into practice in speech and text.
You will do recording throughout (excellent for your listening skills) and receive constant feedback from your teacher. You will also learn expression, word and sentence stress and connected speech. Intonation and sounds are always a joint focus of every lesson.
Each lesson has the following five elements:
• Warm up – getting your mouth and vocal muscles ready
• Vowels – learning spellings, mouth shape and avoiding confusion
• Consonants – learning the appropriate position for accurate consonants
• Intonation –LSW simple techniques to practice
• Recording – for each individual with focused feedback
Which course is right for me?
Deluxe Option: 10 sessions
If you feel you have a very strong accent, and you want to address this issue thoroughly, then it would be a good idea to go for the deluxe (after perhaps having a taster session to check that you like it). There will be quite a lot to cover, and you will feel too rushed doing it in five sessions.
LSW Deluxe Accent Softening is £675. This includes ten hours of personal tuition, the full manual and double CD, and two after course phone calls to check your progress.
Essential Option: 5 sessions
If on the other hand, you don’t feel your accent is a particular issue, but you would like to be very clear on which sounds are getting in your way, learn some techniques for intonation and the secret rules of English, and then are happy to practice solo, then it is likely the Essential Accent Softening course will be fine for you.
LSW Essential Accent Softening is £350. This includes five hours of personal tuition, the full manual and double CD, and an after course phone call to check your progress.
If you are still not sure, and would like to discuss it, why not give us a call on 0207 278 0220 and get a free 15 minute phone consultation.
“I am very impressed by the extensive coverage of the course material and dedication of the teachers of developing those in a structured manner. I found the classes innovative, pleasant and very informative as well as encouraging.”A.N India
Take a look at a sample lesson…
Bespoke Service for every client
At LSW our aim is to provide a bespoke service tailored to meet each clients unique needs. In our studio in Kings Cross, we offer only private courses for individuals which means that every client gets the individual attention they need and t
he one to one dynamic allows for the client to work at the pace that best suits their learning style.
We also offer group courses for businesses and these are offered on site. Every group course we provide is designed bespoke to meet the needs of your company or the participants. To find out more about our bespoke corporate service please call 07913 036 060. To find out more about our private bespoke courses please call 0207 278 0220.
“Excellent tutors with full awareness of individuals’ needs. Emma and her colleagues are exceptional.” Ilesh, India
What materials come with the course?
With both courses you will receive your own LSW manual which has over 100 pages of course materials, resources and exercises. You also have a double LSW CD which works alongside the manual or that you can use independently. The CD and manual includes thirty pages of resources and further exercises, games, quizzes, book extracts and information sheets. Enough to keep you going for a long time after the course has finished.
‘The CDs and printouts you get after the course are a gold mine.’ Lucia, Italy.
What after care do you offer for when I finish the course?
Stay on Track Package: We recommend clients see their coach at least once a month once for six months to a year after the course is finished. This allows for the learning to be kept in place, and for clients to move fully into the final phase of learning – Unconscious Competence. £435 for six sessions (valid for 12 months)
Elocution and Presentation Skills Package: Many of our clients opt to take our elocution and presentation skills package after the accent softening and confident speaking courses to further their skills communicating in English. Here you build on the skills of confident speaking you have learnt in accent softening through further techniques on how to sound and appear confident and engaging, verbally and non verbally. To find out more about this please go to our elocution and effective communication page. There is a 10% discount for clients who book up to two weeks after their course has finished.