If you are a non native English speaking actor (or singer), you will no doubt want to focus on either an American English (AE) or a British accent (BE) first. You may need to learn them both, but you should start by clearly hearing and being able to produce the contrasting sounds, for example in As, Hs and Rs. Then you can dive into your chosen accent.
Just a few of the accent differences (AE vs BE) are:
- the mid and final position R (usually not spoken in BE)
- the O sound in words like shop and lost
- words like caught and court sound the same in BE. In American English, the sounded R distinguishes them.
- the vowels in the words ferry and fairy sound the same in AE,but different in BE
- the A sound in can’t is flat and rather closed in AE, while it sounds like an open “ah” in BE
- the words pen and pin are almost indistinguishable in AE, but the E in pen is clearly heard in BE
This sort of training is totally personalized and recommended for actors, singers, public speakers, business presenters, business leaders and thought leaders.
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.
Contact us about a free intake appointment so you can get started working with your native-speaker trainer.
|Level||B1 and higher|
|Day and time||flex|
|Self-study hours||16: interactive video training recommended|
|Total study hours||28|
|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.|