English accent lessons to complete your English training
Personalized online private accent training with a talented native-speaker trainer from our Amsterdam based team to help you sound great and feel confident. Improve your English Live Online or in-person. Let’s start with a free online consultation appointment.
How is your English accent? Your pronunciation? We believe that English accent training (accent reduction) is one of the most important aspects of your English training. Accurate pronunciation and accent reduction supports everyday communication at work and with friends. It makes you a better listener and it allows others to understand what you are saying without the irritation of asking you to repeat yourself.
English Accent Course Details
|Level||B1 and higher|
|Day and time||flex|
|Self-study hours||16 hours|
|Total study hours||28|
|Max. participants||Private course|
|Study book||recommended, not included|
|Interactieve video:||recommended, not included|
|Location||Live Online via Zoom or in great classrooms at Van Eeghenlaan 27 (Museum Quarter), Kromme Waal 9 (near Centraal Station), Amstelveen Chirurgijn and Den Haag.|
English accent course to reduce pronounciation errors
Accents can be charming and add a sort of music to language. But accents can also be problematic, interfering with everyday communication. If people often ask you to repeat what you said, you may have pronunciation errors that are making you hard to understand. These errors are pronunciation habits that can hurt you professional or academic career. In simple terms, when your accent is “thick” (strong), it is a lot of work for others to listen to you. They have to guess the misspoken words from context. Here are some examples:
- tree or three?
- very or ferry?
- sheep or ship?
- seek or chic?
If you are Dutch, the classic pronunciation error is replacing the TH sound with a T or D. If you are Asian, the problem may be R and L. Such mistakes affect other’s ability to understand you, and can also make it hard for you to learn to be a good listener and to spell correctly.
Personalized English accent lessons with a top native-speaker teacher
You can begin with a free online consultation appointment. Or you can call us with questions at +31 (0)20 823 0569. We are happy to speak with you!
At the moment we recommend online training, but we also offer in-person appointments at our outstanding locations in Amsterdam – in the beautiful, artistic Museum Quarter close to the Vondelpark and Van Gogh Museum, and at a historic Binnenkant canal house just minutes from Amsterdam Centraal Station. Plus we see clients in Den Haag, Amstelveen and at in-company locations. Please note that a surcharge may apply for on-location training.
In an English pronunciation course, you will work on
- intonation patterns and syllable stress
- articulation, omissions, substitutions
- vocal placement
- vowels, consonants and consonant clusters
- fossilized errors
What accent do you prefer? British or American?
In addition to accent reductions classes, can I improve my accent independently?
In class, you will get accent reduction training and practice speaking English like a native. And to extend your training hours, ask us about our interactive Learn English app. Changing pronunciation habits requires a lot of listening and supervised practice. Pronunciation support is included in all lessons and can also be chosen as a focus. Choose to work with an English trainer from the US or the UK.
Would you like some free English pronunciation training advice?
- Train your ear! Do more listening and less reading. Use our video app, Netflix, podcasts, BBC, eBooks, etc.
- Listen for intonation. It carries a lot of meaning.
- Accept the fact that letters and words may sound very different than you have imagined or learned. Let your teacher advise you.
- Prepare to change your habits, because pronunciation, good or bad, is a habit.
- Slow down and discover your mouth, lips, teeth and tongue.
- Practice, practice, practice
- Use tongue twisters
- Use Rachel’s English videos
- Use our interactive Learn English App
- Request a copy of our booklet, “Sounding Great”
English Accent Training
Request your free teacher consultation appointment. Let us help you decide if accent reduction is right for you. +31 20 823 0569.