Speak with clarity and confidence by taking a pronunciation
or accent reduction course.
Check out our Big Blockbuster Blog Post section! We have lots of good advice about spoken English, including everything from pronunciation and fluency to business English idioms and diplomacy.
Work with a native speaker trainer and develop your American or British English accent. Our English accent courses cover all aspects of pronunciation, from regional accents to vowels, consonants, stress and intonation. Unlearn your habituated errors and start speaking with clarity and confidence.
Accent reduction, also known as pronunciation training is not easy, and is best achieved in private training with a native-speaker trainer who can identify your errors. Did you know that your errors are almost always based on your native language (your L1)?
Our experienced trainers will guide you through each accent course session, providing fully customized training to help you reach your full spoken-English potential.
Learn face-to-face in Amsterdam, Den Haag or Amstelveen, or meet with your native-speaker trainer live online. You can start with a free intake appointment.
While there is truly no “best accent,” it is common for our clients to have a preference for a British or American English accent. That preference can be based on the sound of the language. For example, perhaps you find British English sophisticated and melodic. Or maybe you find American English easy, modern and accessible. Or your preference may be based on the company language where you work. Or on the country you hope to immigrate to. And if you are an actor, your choice will depend on your next character and role. Where is this character from? The region and character’s background will be as important as the country.
There are many elements in good English pronunciation. The list below contains some of the English pronunciation points that your native-speaker trainer will help you with. Keep in mind that you may already do some of these things perfectly, while others may be very difficult, due to your L1 (first language), and what we call fossilized (habitual or habit-based errors.
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At The English Center all our courses are fully customized to suit your learning goals. Whether you need to increase your business vocabulary, write better reports or speak more clearly, we have a course that fits you.
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