What will you get?
Each week will look at different sounds and techniques. You will be given the reading materials in advance of your weekly 1 hour webinar, which will help embed the learning with exercises and examples. Each webinar will be recorded so you can revisit each session as you need.
SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
Throughout the 10 week course you will attend 3 70-minute small group coaching sessions with your LSW coach and up to 10 course buddies. These sessions are a real bonus and allow you to receive feedback on your progress, discuss your assignments and get further support.
VIDEO TUTORIALS & MANUAL
To support your learning journey you will receive additional video tutorials on the important aspects of the Serlin Method™. You will also receive a manual to work through, and refer to in your webinars and small group sessions.
A private forum for all students, managed by an LSW coach – a space to connect with your course buddies and upload videos and get feedback.
What could you achieve from our Accent Softening online group course?
We’ll work with you on common sounds that lead to confusion, misunderstanding or blank looks, so that when you open your mouth to speak, your words come out as you intended.
BOLDLY SHARE YOUR IDEAS
The Serlin Method™ demystifies how to be a good communicator in English, arming you with simple and effective tools so you can communicate in a way that feels authentic and confident.
BE MORE FULLY YOURSELF
Having a mastery over English language is not about losing your accent, but about knowing how to use the language effectively to achieve your goals. We give you the tools so you can do just that.
FIND YOUR ENGLISH MELODY
Each language has its own melody, and English is no different. Our simple intonation technique for neutral spoken English can be learnt in minutes, helping you sound and feel like a native.
The Course In Detail:
Please note, this course is for fluent or near fluent English speakers. If you’re unsure if your level is suitable please feel free to book in a discovery call with our Head of Client Success or call the office on +44 (0)20 3137 6323.
THE COURSE OUTLINE:
Week 1: Intonation and intro to essentials
Week 2: The TH and Rhotic R
Week 3: The 3 A vowel sounds
Week 4: The 3 O vowels
Week 5: Schwa, melody and stress, The final 2 O vowels,
Week 6: The I and E vowel sounds
Week 7: The Er sound & Connected Speech
Week 8: The U vowels
Week 9: The consonants Dark L, W/ V and NG.
Week 10: Word stress and using emphasis.
EACH WEEK YOU WILL LEARN:
1. The position and pronunciation for that weeks sounds
2. Spellings and how to recognise the sound in words
3. How to avoid confusion with other neighbour sounds
4. Practice techniques for speedy changes.
5. Receive personal guidance and feedback from your coach in your small group meetings
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Gently soften and ‘take the edge off’ your accent in order to communicate in English with increased clarity and effectiveness.
2. Build awareness of any sounds that are getting in the way of being clearly understood, and exactly what to do about them.
3. Learn tools to recreate the melody of neutral spoken English, to sound clearer, more engaging and show complete ownership over the language.
4. Learn vocal techniques to engage listeners and sustain attention using tone, pauses and intonation.
5. Increased clarity for complex ideas and technical language.
Frequently Asked Questions
The course is aimed at non-native English speakers who are fluent or near fluent. The aim of the course is to help you communicate more clearly and confidently, improving not only the sounds and pronunciation, but also your intonation and delivery. Meaning you can be a more powerful and effective communicator in English. It’s also aimed at people who are looking for a lower price point than our signature 1-to-1 coaching. You will learn the same methodology and tools but within a group learning environment.
In this course you will learn our proven methodology in 10 weeks with the digital version of our acclaimed signature Accent Softening course. It includes supported live learning with an expert LSW coach, exclusive workshop materials and ongoing support. Because we can teach more than 1 person at a time, the course is cheaper than others on our website, but we cover 80% of the course in the most engaging and effective way possible. If money is not a deciding factor, we would always recommend that you try our 1-to-1 signature course, which means you get a bespoke course tailored for your specific needs and can progress at your own pace.
It’s a great idea to get some additional support if you can, so you can experience some of the bespoke support while benefiting from the group course price. So we offer a few options to add on to your course experience. Click here to purchase your add-ons. Please note – while we think these are a great addition and they can improve the effectiveness of the course they are not a requirement.
Our method for accent softening and reduction is completely unique. Over 12 years we have had incredible feedback and results with thousands of clients. What sets us apart is that we get that it is so much more than perfect English pronunciation. This is about confident communication that makes people want to listen. Our approach is sensitive, intelligent and adjusted to different learning styles. It is built around our passion: to give our clients tools so they can be confident and fully themselves when they communicate in English. That’s what we do, and that is why our coaching is so powerful.
For any more questions about the course please take a look at the full list of FAQs.
Want to see it in action?
Here is a 5 minute micro lesson on one of the trickiest sounds ‘TH’. It will give you a taste of the kind of thing you will be doing on your course. I recommend you practise along with it and see if you can notice the difference!
A British accent course that generates results
Great attention to each individual. Great course material. Great value for money. It is one of the most life changing courses I have ever attended.
Thank you so much! It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you. I saw vast improvements in my effectiveness as a speaker from day 1 and am very proud of what we’ve achieved over the last couple of months. In fact, the transformation has been so remarkable, I’d rather keep you secret!