What could you achieve from our Accent Softening course?
LEAVE MISUNDERSTANDING BEHIND
We’ll work with you on every sound that is leading 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 British English, so you can achieve your goals and share your ideas in a way that feels authentic and confident.
BE FULLY YOURSELF IN ENGLISH
Having a mastery over the 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.
RECREATE THE MELODY OF NEUTRAL SPOKEN ENGLISH
Each language has its own melody, and English is no different. Our simple intonation technique can be learnt in minutes, helping you sound and feel like a native.
Our way of teaching Accent Softening
Our method for accent reduction is completely unique. What sets us apart is that we get this is so much more than perfect British English pronunciation. This is about confident communication that makes people want to listen. We are passionate about giving our clients tools so they can be confident and fully themselves when they communicate in English. And that means they need clear pronunciation, tools for intonation, and the keys to make the language their own. That’s what we do, and that is why our coaching is so powerful.
START WITH A TASTER
Beginning on the journey to soften your accent and improve your communication is a big step. This one-hour session gives you a roadmap of your accent, so you know exactly where it lies, and gives you our intonation tool so you can make a difference to your communication from the very first session.
ONE TO ONE TAILORED COACHING
Whether you would like to be a great communicator in English and keep your accent or want to lose your accent altogether, your coach will create a bespoke course to fit your needs and support you with our practice methodology so you can make changes that last.
Each one-to-one session is an hour long and delivered online (via skype or zoom). You will be given a 100+ page Accent Softening manual packed with Serlin Method™ resources, your practice plan and weekly assignments.
RECORDING IN EVERY SESSION
You will be recorded in every session so that you can hone your ability to hear different sounds and measure your progress. At the end of your course you will compare your recordings from the first and final sessions to hear how far you’ve come!
ONLINE COACHING SESSIONS:
Our Signature Accent Softening Course is taught one-to-one with our expert coaches and is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Taking the course online means you can learn in the comfort of your home, so no matter what life throws at you, you can continue your personal and career development and use your time to grow. All our online sessions are delivered via ZOOM or Skype.
“I think it worked really well using Zoom and recording the sessions, I was able to look at them and play them back and practice some of the things that I needed to work on so it worked really well doing that, and I think it was the key – allowing me to see what we had done and rewind it and replay it, it was really good actually.” – J.C. 2020
STEPS FOR SUCCESS
To make the online sessions truly powerful and effective, as much like the real thing as we can, the most important thing is to make sure to have a few things ready –>
1. LAPTOP & WIFI
We recommend using a Laptop for your online session. You will want your hands free for some of the exercises so you can’t be holding a phone or tablet. Make sure you have a quiet place to concentrate.
Many exercises will require you to record yourself and play it back during the session. So be sure to have your phone (or another recording device) handy.
3. COURSE MANUAL
We will send you a PDF version of the Course Manual. We recommend that you have this printed out or available to view on a separate tablet.
Our accent softening methodology incorporates techniques from a wide range of disciplines and brings it together in a creative, fun, simple and intuitive way.
Our accent softening methodology is adapted to different learning styles, so whether you are an aural, visual or kinaesthetic learner, you will get what you need from this course.
We use established ideas from neuroscience and what we know about brain plasticity to help you have a speedy uptake of the new sounds, rewiring your brain so that you can get to a place where great, clear communication is automatic
Your brain absorbs information best when you are relaxed and alert which is why we use games make it fun and increase your learning. Win win.
We have figured out what you need to know in order to use the English language not like a local but like a pro. These are the same tools we teach our native English speaking clients and they work.
Accents are so important. They hold our identity, and it is important not to make them the scapegoat of less than perfect communication. It is not necessary to lose your accent altogether to be a great communicator in English, We understand this and the nuance around accents and our course is developed with a sensitivity and respect around these issues.
We use metaphors and each session has a touch of magic to make learning stimulating and fun. From the role plays through to the exercises and tips, the process is visual and pleasurable, and the more relaxed you are, the better you learn.
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!
BOOK YOUR ONLINE TASTER SESSION
All London Speech Workshop Courses start with a Consultation – a one-hour session with one of our expert coaches where they work to identify your communication challenges, and set out on the journey to reaching your goals. It’s an opportunity for you to get a taste of how we work, and for us to make a ‘map’ of your communication strengths and areas where we can help you develop.
Principal coach £155 / Senior coach £125
Book Instantly Online
Are you ready to start your journey with us? If you know which course you are after, then it is simple. You can book your taster through our website today, and get started being the best communicator you can be.
INTERESTED IN A GROUP COURSE?
If you’re happy to learn online as part of a group, you might prefer our Accent Softening & Confident Speaking Group Course. Taught over 10 weeks, it includes 20 hours of supported live learning with an expert LSW coach, exclusive workshop materials and ongoing support.
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Our accent coaches in London
All our coaches are voice professionals with years of experience both in voice, communication and teaching and training. They are handpicked after an extensive interview process, for their ear, their ability, their experience and that special je ne sais quoi! Every one of our coaches has gone through extensive training in The Serlin Method™ in addition to their own training.
Jamie is a passionate and committed coach, with over 15 years’ experience working with clients on accent softening, vocal technique and communication work. Jamie combines his teaching experience with his experience as a professional actor to help clients unlock their communication potential.
Gilly trained at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama and has over 20 years’ teaching experience, working with clients on their voice and dialect. She is passionate about sounds, words, language and supporting her clients to be more powerful and effective communicators.
Sam is a highly experienced Speech, Voice and Communication Specialist with over 15 years teaching experience. She has an MA in Voice Studies from CSSD and taught accents and RP in several London drama schools. She is dedicated to bringing empowerment and confidence to her clients so that they become the best communicators they can be.
Cat is a highly experienced Communication Specialist, with an English degree from Oxford University, and has delivered bespoke training to business professionals for over thirteen years. years. She has been featured twice in The Guardian, and appeared as an expert Voice Coach on BBC Radio 4.
Susan is an experienced vocal coach, English teacher and performer. Since graduating with a degree in Acting she has taught English and toured the world with various productions. She loves her work with London Speech Workshop and is passionate about enabling her clients to become excellent communicators.
After graduating in modern languages Tim trained as an English teacher and has had 10 years experience teaching English and pronunciation in the UK and internationally. He is also a professional voice over artist. He is a committed and passionate coach and loves supporting his clients to achieve their communication goals.
Alice is a highly experienced performance coach, vocal technique specialist and performer. She has a Masters in Vocal Studies from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has performed widely as an opera singer across the UK and Europe, including at Glyndebourne, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. Her coaching draws on her extensive experience as a professional opera singer, and as a teacher at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and her North London voice studio. Alice is a committed and empathetic teacher, passionate about empowering people through Effective Communication coaching at the London Speech Workshop.
Coach Olivia has over 5 years’ experience in working with both international and UK clients on accent softening, vocal technique and presentation skills. Following a Bachelor degree in English and Drama at Birmingham University she earned a Masters of Drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has furthered her coaching education with courses on the Estill Model and a Phonetics course at UCL. Olivia is also a professional actor and in her 18 year career has worked in the West End, on Broadway, for the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre as well as many ITV and BBC TV productions and Radio 4 Dramas and has coached actors in audition technique and accents. She has worked extensively facilitating accent softening and presentation skills to clients from all over the world, one to one and in workshops. She is fascinated by accents, voices and language and focuses on giving her clients the confidence to speak with clarity and in an authentic communication style.