Accent Training

Any accent is a combination of three main components: intonation (speech Music), liaisons (word connections) and pronunciation (the spoken sounds of consonants, vowels and combinations). I have made a study of the American, British and South African Accents in order to give you a complete Standard pronunciation and phonological understanding of the accent of your choice. I created the course to help people “sound either American, English or South African” for lectures, Medical Personnel, Teaching, Customer Service Representatives, Film/Theatre Acting, interviews, business situations, Voice Over’s and general daily communication.

Course Outline

  • Intonation: do’s and don’ts
  • Pitch changes and meaning shifts of intonation
  • Syllable patterns
  • Word connections - consonant/vowel, consonant/consonant, vowel/vowel & T, D, S or Z & Y
  • Vowel Sounds - tense and lax monophthongs, diphthongs and triphthongs
  • Vowel pronunciations
  • Diction of consonants - nasal, throaty, silent
  • Articulation of consonants - voice and unvoiced
  • Speaking and communicating styles
  • Reading and speaking