Accents: standard English
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: DVB018
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
Do you feel stuck in a regional or international accent? Would you like to soften your accent to speak closer to Standard English?
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Vowel formations of Standard English
Consonant formations of Standard English.
Inflexion and intonation of Standard English.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Identify the placement for Standard English vowel sounds that you can practise further
Identify the placement for Standard English consonant sounds that you can practise further
Recognise the phonetic symbols associated with these sounds.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is not designed to replace or eradicate your own accent unless that is what you desire and in which case this would form the basis of future work. The aim is to soften your accent if you feel that it is an impediment to being understood, and if you feel this will help you to communicate more clearly.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our link:
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This lively course will be taught online.
The tutor will explain and demonstrate the placement of each sound. There will be practice material and you will work on different exercises individually, in pairs and as a group.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please have a pen and paper, and a small hand mirror.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Clear Speech; Use Your Voice Assertively.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.
Jonathan trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and then completed an MA in Voice Studies at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is in great demand as a voice teacher and coach at colleges across London including East 15, City Academy, London College of Music, London School of Dramatic Art, and St Mary’s University. His teaching style is based on the yoga voice work of Lynette Erving, bringing a strong connection between the body, the breath and the voice. He is passionate about the stagecraft of the voice, and likes to give technical tips and approaches to ensure the voice can be heard in any space. He also teaches accents, from RP and General American to West Country, Bristol, and Welsh.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.