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Accent Neutralization Course at ecole de langues du kenya (the Language School in Kenya)

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  1. Have you been embarrassed in an important meeting by the way you pronounce English words which end up sounding like your mother tongue?
  2. Have you ever lost an important opportunity due to your inability to pitch your idea correctly, with confidence?
  3. Do you pronounce some words incorrectly?
  4. Do you think your accent stops you from being taken seriously at work or from developing your career?
  5. Do you speak good English, but people often ask you to repeat yourself?  Worry no more!! 

ACCENT NEUTRALIZATION COURSE IN NAIROBI.

Success in the workplace depends on one’s ability to communicate or articulate your expertise effectively with co-workers, clients, and even friends and family. However, we know this may not be the case for every individual.

Many, high potential ideas have been wasted due to the inability to pitch properly with confidence due to, for example, mother tongue interference. Great people have been left feeling embarrassed in front of important and influential persons and consequently lost turning-point opportunities to evaporate before their eyes due to poor presentation.

Worry no more! Language School of Kenya proposes a special accent neutralization courses in Nairobi Kenya, designed to meet the English pronunciation needs of individuals or groups coming from all language backgrounds in the corporate and public sector.

CUSTOMIZED ACCENT NEUTRALIZATION COURSE

We have developed unique and special programs designed to train your speech organs and the mind through a series of specific drills, including mouth positioning, intonation, breathing and listening exercise. 

You will develop a clear, engaging English accent by learning how to recognize the differences between your mother tongue and the Standard English accent, otherwise known as Received Pronunciation or RP.

The Accent Neutralization course in Nairobi is ideal for fluent, non-native English speakers who wish to improve their English pronunciation and soften their current accent, or who want to acquire techniques to develop a more powerful and engaging voice.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL COURSE?

Our course, delivered in a number of focused one-to-one sessions, is developed and adapted to suit the needs of the individual student.

  • You will learn how to produce all the RP vowel and consonant sounds correctly
  • You will be given feedback on exactly where your accent or pronunciation differs from these sounds
  • You will be taught such topics as the stress pattern and rhythm of spoken English, intonation, emphasis, speech flow, pause, pitch, pace, etc.
  • You will be shown how to warm up your voice getting your mouth and vocal muscles ready to make the new sounds

 

NB: Accent neutralization classes are available in small groups and one-to-one sessions. Each session is 2 hours.

 

WHICH ACCENT DO WE TEACH?

There are many different accents that are widely spoken. Our focus however is to cover the essential elements of Standard English or Received Pronunciation. Received Pronunciation, often abbreviated to RP, is frequently called ‘BBC English’, ‘Oxford English’ or ‘The Queen’s English’.  

This RP is also regionally non-specific; and does not contain any hints about a speaker’s geographic origin.  However, it may reveal a great deal about one’s educational or social background.  RP is associated with educated speakers and formal speech.

Tuning your ear to accents helps members of an organization bridge the language divide. Consequently, organizations or individuals are better positioned to increase their competitive advantage.

 
COURSE CONTENT

Some of the topics covered include the following:

  • Introduction to Speech processes and phonetics
  • Mother-tongue influence
  • The consonant sounds of Standard English
  • The vowel sounds of Standard English
  • Voicing
  • Syllable Stress
  • Word stress and Word flow
  • Linking and short-cuts
  • Intonation
  • Speech Breathing
  • Pronunciation of key words
  • English slang and idioms
  1. Change the way you speak – either just ‘polish’ your accent to sound more professional, or change completely.
  2. Learn to use the features of Standard English in everyday conversations. Learn about speech rhythm, word flow and pausing, speech breathing, pronunciation of speech sounds and voicing.
  3. Enjoy private sessions with your coach, following a customized accent reduction program based on your unique accent needs.