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VOICE TRAINING ~ Pronunciation

Pronunciation is the way in which a word is said in English.

English can be a very difficult language to learn to speak, as we do not pronounce words as they are spelt. It is not a phonetic language. E.g. ‘gigantic’ is pronounced / jygantik/ and ‘clerk’ is pronounced /klark/.

Although there are some rules we can follow, there are many exceptions to the rules. English spelling and pronunciation is so complex because we borrow words from many different languages which have their own spelling system. This can be confusing and overwhelming to a second-language English speaker.

In addition, English has many silent letters, which are present in the spelling but are not pronounced. E.g. ‘l’ in ‘could’ and the ‘p’ in ‘receipt’.

At Accents we can assist you to improve your English pronunciation by:

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Examining all the English vowel sounds

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Comparing these to your mother tongue vowels

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Providing you with sound bites containing exercises to work on standard English pronounciation

An accent is part of a person’s uniqueness. It contributes to personality, background and culture. The many varied accents that speakers of the English language have, adds richness and colour to the sound landscape. Almost all of us have some sort of accent.

At Accents, we do not aim to change your accent, our main focus is on improving clarity. This might mean that we will focus on accent reduction or neutralization, but we would not recommend eliminating a person’s accent. (Click here to read more about Accent Reduction)

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How can ACCENTS help you?

Step 1

Our specialised facilitators are trained to assess an individual’s
voice and can help to identify which pronunciations need correction

Step 2

We create a specific programme to address your particular areas of weakness.  The number of sessions is dependent on the complexity of the speech area.  We e-mail this proposal to your with an estimate of how many sessions would be required.

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Training commences with our highly specialised facilitators.  We also provide specific sound bites for vowel and consonant practice so that clients can continue to practice after the session, wherever and whenever they like.

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Accents provides follow-up sessions for clients to ensure that the benefits gained are retained.




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