Accent Softening

Transform your English communication and pronunciation. Designed for non-native speakers, this course helps you speak English with greater clarity and confidence. Perfect for professionals looking to improve their workplace communication.

  • Express yourself with clarity and succinctness when communicating in British English
  • Recreate the melody of British English – whilst being true to your native identity
  • Rewire your brain with new neural pathways so you can easily make new sounds

Get started today with a one-hour Taster Session, or if you have questions, book a Discovery Call with one of our team…

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4.9 Stars  |  109 Reviews

"I have learnt SO much, I have proudly completed my course with confidence."

"It’s the best thing you’ll do for yourself!"

"My tutor Natasha Nesson has changed my life forever."

"My life is improved now as I can deliver effective verbal communication."

"What I learnt at LSW was just what I needed. "

"After each session, I could see myself growing more confident."

"I highly recommend having sessions with LSW."

"I can't believe the transformation from absolute fear and dread to enjoyment."

"The course was tailored to my needs and increased my confidence."

"The sessions were great! Very informative and adaptive sessions."

"Fantastic experience and a very professional service! "

"I feel that the course made a huge difference to my presentation skills. "

"I couldn't speak highly enough of London Speech Workshop."

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Accent Softening at LSW will help you with:

Clear pronunciation
Being misunderstood
Clarity on conference calls
Fitting in with English Colleagues
Getting your point across

Quick Insights:

  • Scroll down to see a sample course outline and learn about the Serlin Method® tools
  • Start your journey with a one-hour Taster Session or a Free Discovery Call
  • Your discounted Taster Session is there for you to try our method first-hand
  • Got any questions before you book? Schedule a Free Discovery Call

Get started on your journey today.

Accent Softening: Sample Course Outline

Session 1 & 2
Engagement Technique & Tricky Sounds

The 3 step Engagement Technique. The non-pronounced R, the TH sound and the 3 A sounds.

The 3 step Engagement Technique. The non-pronounced R, the TH sound and the 3 A sounds.

Session 3 & 4
Vowels and Pauses

I and E vowels. Five O vowels. The consonants V & W. The Power of Pauses.

I and E vowels. Five O vowels. The consonants V & W. The Power of Pauses.

Session 5 & 6
Melody, Rhythm and Word Stress

The unstressed Schwa sound. The challenging ‘ER’ sound. Word stress and syllables. Time for review.

The unstressed Schwa sound. The challenging ‘ER’ sound. Word stress and syllables. Time for review.

Session 7 & 8
The Final Consonants and Word Power

The U vowels. Dark L, Final T’s and D’s. Emphasis and word power.

The U vowels. Dark L, Final T’s and D’s. Emphasis and word power.

Session 9 & 10
Review

Connected speech to find a natural British English rhythm. Review of sounds and melody. A final presentation.

Connected speech to find a natural British English rhythm. Review of sounds and melody. A final presentation.

Some of our powerful Accent Softening tools

Ping Pong

Our way of building new neural pathways in your brain so you can easily make the new sounds and it goes from unfamiliar to habitual.

The LSW Gym

Think of this as your gym session for your tongue and lips. You’ll do a bunch of workouts to get your pronunciation muscles in shape.

Engagement Technique

This tool is all about getting the musical rhythm of English down pat. You’ll learn to ride the waves of English speech, meaning your conversation sounds and feels more natural.

Consonants & Vowels

It’s like target practice for your mouth. You’ll zoom in on each sound, practising consonants and vowels until they’re spot on.

Connected Speech

This is all about smoothing out your speech, so it flows like a river instead of bumping along like a rocky road. You’ll learn how to link up words so you sound more fluent.

The Schwa

You’ll learn to hit the right notes in words. It’s about stressing the right bits so you don’t end up saying something totally different from what you meant.

Ready to get started? Book your Taster Session

In this 1-hour 1:1 session you will experience our proven teaching methods, uncover your strengths and growth areas, and receive a personalised course plan just for you.

SENIOR COACH – £175
PRINCIPAL COACH – £235
HEAD COACH – £295

What our Accent Softening Clients say

Google rating score 4.9 out of 5, based on 109 Reviews

"I took 12 sessions (accent softening) and it was a great experience - I definitely learned a lot and improved my English speaking skills."

Martine P

UK

"I really enjoyed the accent softening course that I did with Arabella. I was very happy with the end result and would definitely recommend London Speech Workshop to others."

Adele D

UK

"The sessions were well-structured, and there was a wealth of useful materials that I could continue to work with on my own."

Gulnar

UK

"I purchased 15 sessions for Accent Softening and have definitely noticed a significant improvement. I now have a heightened awareness of nuances in my speech."

Irina

UK

"Towards the middle of the course I could hardly recognise my own voice anymore. Her techniques and training skills greatly helped me with elocution, intonation and learning non-rhotic sounds"

David

UK

"I moved away from vague and uncertain speech to a serene and clear one. I feel in control. In just five sessions, it has been 100% transformational for me."

Zuhamy V

UK

"I am not being super excited or dramatic, but taking a course with LSW HAS changed my life. I subscribed to LSW to soften my foreign accent, although "soften" is too mild a word."

Elena H

UK

"I had a amazing experience with LSW, I only took 10 sessions but I made a major changes in my communication (pronunciation and soften my accent)."

Shay S

UK

"Brilliant place for anyone who needs a bit of help in sounding more confident and more British :) Very professional and highly proficient!"

Aushra L

UK

"They do recordings on your first and last session and the difference in the way you sound is amazing. Their approach is very structured and tailored to your needs."

K. G

UK

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Not ready for a Taster Session?

Book a Free Discovery Call

  • Find out how our courses and method can work for you
  • Book your free 15 minute call into the calendar
  • Your Client Success Manager will call you on your mobile
  • They will discuss your goals and challenges and recommend a coach that best suits your needs
  • Our 1:1 Courses start from £1,225 for a five session programme

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What can you expect from LSW?

Powerful Tools

Walk away with a set of tools for life from the proprietary Serlin Method™.

Dedicated 24/7 Support

Your dedicated Client Success Manager will support you every step of the way.

See For Yourself

Filming or voice recording in every session so you can see your progress.

Course Manual

A 120+ page LSW manual covering everything you’ll learn in the course and more.

Weekly Assignments

Weekly assignments and regular challenges so you can embed the learning into your daily life.

Bespoke to You

A course designed for you, using handpicked tools to meet your needs.

Accent Softening Course Packages

In your Taster Session your coach will recommend the best course for you based on your goals, needs and budget. You can book a remote session (via Zoom) or an in-person session at any of our 4 Central London offices. You can also book straight to course with our Taster + Package bundles.

Essential

Accent Softening
5 x 1 hour sessions


This streamlined Accent Softening package will give you all the basics you need to improve your daily speech and make an impact where it counts..
 
Senior Coach - £1,050
Principal Coach - £1,440
Head Coach - £1,755
(incl. VAT)
  • A bespoke course tailored around your goals and needs
  • 240+ page Accent Softening manual
  • Final report & continued learning plan

Classic

Accent Softening
10 x 1 hour sessions


Our most popular Accent Softening package builds on the fundamentals, giving you the tools you need to soften your accent where needed and dramatically  increase your clarity and confidence.
 
Senior Coach - £1,980
Principal Coach - £2,760
Head Coach - £3,315
(incl. VAT)
  • A bespoke course tailored around 
your goals and needs
  • 240+ page Accent Softening manual
  • Final report & continued learning
 plan
  • Option to pay in 2 instalments

Deluxe

Accent Softening
15 x 1 hour sessions


Combining Accent Softening tools with Effective Communication techniques, this definitive package will empower you with the confidence and skills you need to truly inhabit the English language, for life.
 
Senior Coach - £2,790
Principal Coach - £3,960
Head Coach - £4,680
(incl. VAT)
  • A bespoke course tailored around
 your goals and needs
  • 240+ page Accent Softening manual
  • Final report & continued learning 
plan
  • Option to pay in 3 instalments

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in your 1:1 courses?
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Your course can be a 5, 10 or 15 session package. Each course is designed bespoke for you. You’ll receive a manual to be used alongside your sessions and you will have the full support of your coach and the LSW Head Office team during your course, as well as an online portal where you can manage your sessions.

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Is the course personalised to me?
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Yes! We are not a cookie cutter one-size fits all approach. Our courses are made to fit you and never the other way round! The first step is a Discovery Call with one of our Client Success Managers so we can understand your communication goals. Then we recommend a coach that best fits your needs. In the taster or first session your coach will design a course programme tailored to your needs and goals.

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Can I mix courses?
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Yes, if that is what suits your personal needs and will help you achieve your goals in the best way possible, then our coaches can certainly mix in elements of different courses for you.

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Do I need Accent Softening?
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If you are a non-native speaker then please know that you don’t have to compromise your identity to have true ownership over the language, the aim is not to become accent free, the aim is to show through the way you speak that you know how to operate and utilise the language like a pro. Our clients find that working with us on Accent Softening helps them speak in a way that boosts their confidence by reducing mistakes and misunderstandings – we want you to get all your amazing ideas out there as clearly as possible.

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What is an Accent Softening Taster?
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In this 60-minute session, your coach will give you the full rundown of every single sound of neutral spoken English and where you currently are in relation to that sound. You’ll also learn our really powerful Engagement Technique, which will transform your clarity and ability to engage using some very simple steps – the results from just using this tool are amazing! From there, your chosen coach will recommend a personalised 5, 10 or 15 session course plan for you depending on your goals – we want to make the course work for you and not the other way around! (Note, some of our course packages come with a discounted taster session in the price).

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How quickly will I see an improvement?
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Most clients notice an immediate improvement after the Taster Session, where you’ll record a before-and-after to see the changes. Your communication journey with LSW involves four learning stages:

  1. Unconscious incompetence
  2. Conscious incompetence
  3. Conscious competence
  4. Unconscious competence

By the end of your course, aim for conscious competence, where you can use new skills with focus. Eventually, these skills become second nature, like driving. After mastering one aspect, you can tackle other communication skills, such as handling spontaneous questions. Your journey continues beyond the course, with access to discounted sessions as part of the LSW family.

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