British PRONUNCIATION COURSE

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THE

ESSENTIALS

COURSE

Tailor-made course focusing on clear speech by exploring British vowel and consonant pronunciation, along with the core elements of British English Intonation.

THE

ADVANCED

COURSE

Then, sound like a native by going deeper into word stress patterns, relationships between words and intonation.

THE ESSENTIALS

British English Pronunciation Course

> Online via Skype, or face-to-face in East London.

> One-to-One

> 10 x 45 minute sessions

(or choose a 5-session Short Course)

> Coached by associate Paul Baston 

 

Tailor-Made Pronunciation Classes

This extremely popular online one-to-one accent reduction course coached by associate Paul Baston guides you to the essential difference in pronunciation between your own accent and a standard British English accent.

'… a course based on you!’

Unlike many others, this course is designed specifically for you. After an initial assessment, your program is tailored to your own needs, tackling aspects such as: the vowels and consonants that you pronounce differently; words and syllables that you stress incorrectly; difficult relationships between words in connected speech and the essential rhythm and melody of Standard British English.

How do received pronunciation lessons work?

Identify the specific vowels and consonants that are different to your habitual pronunciation and learn how to achieve the native sounds by understanding the differences in the lengths of sounds, tongue positions and shapes of the lips.

Improve your self-awareness and ability to imitate. This will help you to identify (hear and feel) differences in pronunciation and make it possible for you to change your own.

Clarify the words and syllables that you stress mistakenly. Gain an awareness and understanding of weak syllables and weak forms, which will enable you to take on the essential rhythm and melody of Standard British English.

Achieve greater ease, confidence and clarity in Standard British English pronunciation through imitation and repetition.

Increase your understanding of the patterns between the written and spoken word to help you integrate your new skills into live speech.

Integration into Live Speech - by identifying the typical language, speaking style and situations in which you most need these new skills, Paul will guide you towards speaking with ease, fluency and confidence.

Who will be coaching me?

 

This course is coached by associate Paul Baston BA. To find out more about Paul click here.

British Pronunciation Course

What materials will I get?

 

You get life-time access to Ashley's comprehensive published materials with 12hrs of accompanying audio for practice between sessions and after the course.

2 Ways to Study Received Pronunciation Training
Online Pronunciation Course via Skype

Paul offers this British English pronunciation course through Skype, and it is very effective. Coaching online via Skype works in exactly the same way as coaching face-to-face. Through Skype, Paul has coached British English pronunciation lessons nationally and internationally.

English Pronunciation Course Face-to-Face

Paul offers face-to-face British pronunciation classes in Leytonstone, which is in London, England, UK. 

When can I start?

You can start this course immediately and take the sessions weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Which days and times?

Paul coaches Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm GMT and Saturdays 8.30 to 12.15pm GMT

How do I book?

For more information on the courses – including fees, send an enquiry to Paul below ...

What people say about Paul...

Alex Langenbach

German speaker

I took the Essentials Accent Reduction course taught by Paul. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

 

Paul noted my accent problems and tailored the course to suit my needs. He was very easy to work with, friendly, easy to talk to, patient and punctual.

 

The course materials are also excellent. The British English Pronunciation Roadmap ebook and the accompanying audio files are superb. They give me a reference from which to judge my pronunciation.

 

YT, Engineer

Cantonese Speaker

“I have always loved the sound of English and dedicated a lot of time to improve my accent. My aim is to render my accent indistinguishable from that of a native speaker of English.

 

Paul has helped me tremendously, guiding me gently and picking up even the the most subtle mistakes in my pronunciation. The course structure and materials provided (book and hours of high-quality audio) are excellent and Paul knew well how to tailor the lessons to my specific needs and wishes.

 

I always felt very well looked after and highly entertained. It was hard work and great fun at the same time, thanks!”

Toms Baugis

Software programmer

Latvian

The one thing I appreciate most is that I really hadn't hoped that dropping the accent (or at least sounding more fluent) was in my reach at all.

 

The most noticeable side-effect after taking the course has been that the second question when talking to a new person isn't "where are you from?" anymore, which, trust me, can get quite repetitive.

Paul had everything ready for fast and efficient lessons and it was as effective as it was fun. 

 

THE ADVANCED

English Pronunciation Classes

> Online via Skype or face-to-face in East London

> One-to-One

> 10 x 45 minute sessions

(or choose a 5-session Short Course)

> Coached by associate Paul Baston 

A Tailor-Made British English Pronunciation Course

On completion of 'The Essentials' course, this 'Advanced' course enables you to master the differences in intonation between your own accent and a Standard British English accent.

'...it's not what you say, but the way you say it'

It's great to be able to pronounce words more like a native, but do you sound like a native in the way you speak? Communicating with clarity and confidence is as much to do with vowels and consonants as it is to do with stressing the right word in the right way - or else a question can sound like a statement, a statement like a question, and all the nuances in between! Paul will enable you to identify your specific intonation patterns and will then help you to achieve the subtleties of tone and modulation in order to perfect your Standard British English.

Who is it British Pronunciation Course for?

The course is designed for non-native as well as regional native speakers of English, who wish to soften, modify or reduce their accent towards Standard Southern British English (RP). Participants must be over 18 with a medium to good level of spoken English.

Are there any requirements?

This course is ONLY available to participants whom have completed the Essentials Course.

How do these pronunciation courses work?

Identify the specific ways to stress a syllable or word in Standard British English. And Refine the way in which you use pitch to infer meaning or convey feeling by understanding which words in a phrase or sentence to inflect.

Clarify the technical elements of intonation: the role of monosyllabic and polysyllabic words; patterns in two syllable verbs, nouns and adjectives and compound words; primary and secondary stressed syllables; weak/unstressed syllables and weak forms.

Improve your accuracy in pronouncing and stressing words with prefixes and suffixes.

Achieve greater ease, confidence in expressing yourself fully in British English through imitation and repetition.

Learn about the flow and fluency of your speech by understanding the use of the linking R, intrusive consonants and use of assimilation and elision. And Perfect your use of rhythm to help clearly phrase your thoughts.

Integration into Live Speech - by identifying the typical language, speaking style and situations in which you most need these new skills, Paul will guide you towards speaking with ease, fluency and confidence.

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Who will be coaching me?

 

This course is coached by associate Paul Baston BA. To find out more about Paul click here.

What materials will I get?

 

You get life-time access to Ashley's comprehensive published materials with 12hrs of accompanying audio for practice between sessions and after the course.

2 Ways to Study

Online Pronunciation Course via Skype

Paul offers this British English pronunciation course through Skype, and it is very effective. Coaching online via Skype works in exactly the same way as coaching face-to-face. Through Skype, Paul has coached British English pronunciation lessons nationally and internationally.

Face-to-Face

British English Pronunciation Course

Paul offers face-to-face British English pronunciation classes in Leytonstone, which is in London, England, UK.

When can I start?

You can start this course immediately and take the sessions weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Which days and times?

Paul coaches Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm GMT and Saturdays 8.30 to 12.15pm GMT

How do I book?

For more information on the courses – including fees, send an enquiry to Paul below ...

What other people say about Paul...

Anton Tischen

Russian Speaker

“Paul is a great coach. He's been very professional and supportive.
 

During my study he has carefully assessed my level of knowledge and developed the course structure based on the gaps that I had.

He has showed great enthusiasm to help me and was ready to explain every little detail of the course.

 
Now I have a much better understanding of the English language and I'm interested to book another 10 lessons with Paul for advanced training. ” 

 

Marcos Gomez

Spain, Actor

“I´ll cut to the chase.

 

My name´s Marcos and I was coached by Paul a couple of years back. I just wanted to say that every and each one of the sessions we had went a long way towards to reducing my accent and becoming a more fluent, more confident speaker of English.

 

Likewise, all reference materials in the dossier, were, are, and will be extremely useful.

 

Just give my regards to him and let him know I´m very thankful for everything he taught me. ”

 

Katja K, Germany

Trainee teacher

“After a few sessions with Paul, I can say that his knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious.

 

Paul adapts every session to my needs, being able to pick up on any pronunciation and intonation mistake with his brilliant auditory skills.

 

He gives supportive and deeply insightful feedback. Also, he provides me with extremely helpful as well as unique tips on how to improve my pronunciation.

 

Above all, he makes working with him enjoyable.”