English Accent Training

Trainer
Native-speaker trainer
Level
B1 and higher
Lesson duration 
Online minimum 1 hour
In person minimum 1.5 hours

Day and time
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday by appointment

Location
Amsterdam, Den Haag, Amstelveen or Online
Study book
Recommended, not included
Level test
Course Costs (no added VAT)
Online
€ 850
In person
€ 950

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Why is correct English pronunciation so complicated?

English is a melting pot of languages like Latin, French and German, which means that spelling often does not match how words are actually pronounced. If you learned English from a book or from a non-native speaker, it is often the case that you unconsciously make many mistakes.

Accents are habits we have learned. Fortunately, they can be unlearned, but it takes some practice. Learning an (English) accent means you have to produce sounds that do not occur in your mother tongue. This can be challenging and exhausting, but it is incredibly rewarding when others can follow your English effortlessly. And, of course, when you feel confident while speaking! Therefore our English Accent Training course is the right choice for professional development.

Accent coaching for actors: Master the perfect accent!

Want to nail an authentic American or British accent as an actor? Then sign up for the specialised Accent Coaching for Actors course at The English Center. Whether you’re on stage, in front of the camera, or recording tracks in a studio; we’ll get you ready to perform your role with verve. Contact us to book your private dialect coaching now and sound like a native!

Tailor-made private accent coaching

At The English Center, you will receive individual accent coaching from a native-speaker trainer who will help you master your desired English accent – from standard American to posh British. This course is specially designed for actors, singers, and speakers striving for flawless pronunciation. Depending on your starting point and goals, course length can range from 10 hours to shorter, more focused sessions to hone specific accents.

Everything you need to know about our English Pronunciation course

1. How do I start a private English Accent Training course

Schedule a free online intake to meet one of our native-speaker trainers, or contact us directly for more information. We usually respond within 1 working day, after which you can get started quickly. We look forward to helping you! 

2. Where can I take the course?

We offer the flexibility to take our courses online via Zoom, or in person on location. We teach face-to-face at several beautiful locations in Amsterdam, including the artistic Museum Quarter and historic locations near Amsterdam Central Station. We also offer courses in The Hague and Amstelveen, or onsite at your business location.

3. Are all the trainers at The English Center native-speakers? 

Yes, all our trainers are native-speakers, coming from various English-speaking countries. Depending on your preference, you can choose classes in American or British English.

For those who like to learn an ‘international’ accent, a mixture of American and British English is suitable. This is not uncommon these days and works well in practice.

4. Who is this English accent course for?

This private course is ideal for any professional working internationally. Many participants sign up because they feel they do not come across clearly enough, often have to repeat what they say, or because their manager indicates there is room for improvement in their English pronunciation.

The course is particularly popular with CEFR B1 to C2 level speakers, and is fully adapted to your needs and goals. During the course, you will work on:

  • New sounds and pronunciation patterns
  • Rhoticity (the ‘r’ sound)
  • The schwa sound
  • Distinguishing between spelling and pronunciation
  • Intonation
  • Clamping patterns and articulation
  • Common omissions and substitutions
  • Speaking at the right tempo
  • Use of voice
  • Vowels, consonants and clusters of consonants
  • Correcting persistent errors

5. How long is an English Accent Training or Accent Coaching for Actors course?

The standard duration of this course is 10 hours, but you have the freedom to go for an extended learning package. Many students choose to extend their learning path so that they can delve even deeper into refining their English accent. We will discuss all your preferences during the intake interview. 

Want to take your English pronunciation to the next level?

Get in touch with us today! We are happy to help you, in Dutch or English, by phone on +31 (0)20 823 0569 or a Zoom call. During an informal conversation, we will provide you with customised advice on refining your English pronunciation.

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