Who is this service for?
This service is primarily used by actors and English Foreign Language speakers, but is in fact for anyone who would like feedback on their accent.
Actors who would like to improve or brush up on their RP, Southern Standard British English or General American accents, or would just like to work on improving their articulation skills.
English Foreign Language speakers who would like feedback on those features that may hinder being understood and/or those features that you need to adapt to sound more British (towards a Southern Standard British English accent).
What will the analysis cover?
You can choose between the full or the brief analysis.
The full analysis covers every aspect of your speech and is for people with less experience or those who wish to work on detail on all the features that need attention.
The brief analysis is for those people who already have some training or experience of working in the accent and highlights just those key features that need further work.
In both analyses I consider all aspects of speech, including:
Articulatory Setting (the muscular shape you need to adopt before you even begin to make sounds)
Consonants and Consonant Blends
Vowels and the Schwa
Stress and Intonation Patterns
What exercises will I be given?
Worksheets with exercises that address your particular needs
Audio files with the exercises to make sure you do the exercises correctly.
Once you know what you need to work on, you can practice on your own in your own time. The analysis and exercises will give you the tools you need to know what to work on and how to work, but like any exercises, they have to be practiced correctly and regularly to make the necessary changes. A little and often is always the most effective way to progress.
How does it work?
Download the SET TEXTS at the bottom of this page and follow the recording instructions. Please also download, fill in and email the questionnaire to me so I can get a better understanding of your needs.
Once I receive your recordings and payment I will send you an analysis of your accent and appropriate exercises.
FREE SET TEXTS
Download the texts below to get started...