- Each session is 75 minutes with your expert coach, doing games, role plays and exercises with a maximum of 12 fellow course attendees.
- In each session you will practice and revisit the sounds you most need to move into confident and instinctive natural English speech.
- You will be given weekly assignments tailored to your needs and receive feedback on your progress.
- You will have access to all the Accent Softening course videos on our learning platform for the duration of the course.
UPCOMING START DATES:
10th September to 11th November – Thursdays @1pm (GMT)
6th October to 8th December – Tuesdays @7pm (GMT)
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THE INTERMEDIATE COURSE IN MORE DETAIL:
Please note that this is a sample course outline. The content of each session is subject to change depending on the unique needs of the group.
Week 1 – Introduction, individual assessments for short long and diphthong vowel sounds so the course is tailored to each individual’s needs. Goal setting and advanced intonation and introduction to impromptu speaking.
Week 2 – Short vowel sounds – each attendee is assigned one sound to focus on based on their accent needs. Using the Beep game, the character game and role plays to naturalise your English speech. Feedback and individual practice given.
Week 3 – Long vowel Sounds – each attendee is assigned one sound to focus on based on their accent needs. Different games, exercises and role plays. Feedback and individual homework and practice given.
Week 4 – Diphthong vowel sounds – each attendee is assigned one sound to focus on based on their accent needs. Intonation work for everyone. Feedback and individual homework and practice given.
Week 5 – Midway check in. Each individual is given four sounds to work with and will deliver a short speech. Everyone receives feedback on their progress.
Week 6 – Tricky Consonants and Teeth Consonants – Individual assessments for these sounds and each person is assigned 1 or 2 to work on. Using the Beep game, other games and role plays to naturalise your English speech. Feedback and individual homework and practice given.
Week 7 – Tongue, Back of Mouth and Lip consonants – each attendee is assigned one sound to focus on based on their accent needs
Week 8 – Word Stress and Emphasis and Connected Speech – games, challenges, exercises and the beep game to get a handle on word stress
Week 9 – A taste of Effective Communication – the art of eye contact, how to make a presentation zing and tips for speaking off the cuff.
Week 10 – Each attendee delivers a presentation. Everyone is given tailored feedback and tips for practice.
What will you achieve?
1 – Moving to the next stage of the learning cycle – Unconscious competence. This kind of live practice with sounds in life like situations will help get you there.
2 – Increased confidence and clarity communicating. Real engagement with the new sounds so they become integrated.
3 – Understand your own strengths and weaknesses as a communicator in English through receiving weekly feedback from an expert LSW coach.
4 – Get a taste of the effective communication methodology that has transformed the lives of hundreds of our clients.
5 – With ongoing support from your LSW coach and your classmates, you will find it easier to continue your practice and your development
In addition there will be:
- Continued access to the accent softening online course for all students.
- A community forum to connect with your course buddies and get feedback.
- A course buddy programme so you can have someone on the course to work with and support you (and vice versa) throughout the journey.
Individual Bespoke Coaching
If you want more sessions that are tailored to your specific needs, then you might want to consider our 1-to-1 coaching. Your coach will create a bespoke course to fit your needs and work at your own pace so you can make changes that last. You can choose between 5, 10 or 15 sessions – and can start to work on some of our tools for effective communication and presentation skills.