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BEAK: British English Accent Coaching

Kensington and Chelsea, SW10
20 years in business
1 total staff

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About BEAK: British English Accent Coaching

Specialised Modern Standard British English and Received Pronunciation Coaching for Confidence, Comfort and Clarity; also IELTS Tutoring with particular interest in the Speaking component and Writing Tasks 1 & 2 (Academic and General). Online teaching through Zoom or Skype is brilliant for accent reduction and pronunciation lessons, so, if you are finding you lack confidence in your English speaking skills, worry about your accent or keep needing to repeat yourself, now is the ideal time to seek professional help targeted specially for you towards a clearer, easily understood Standard Southern British accent or the old RP? Once you find yourself speaking with confidence you will come across as the person you really are. As a CELTA qualified, English and foreign language teacher with many years experience, I offer one to one private tuition - online these days - from my dedicated teaching room in the heart of London. I also offer editing of presentations, dissertations, articles etc and targeted tuition for the IELTS exams, specialising in writing tasks 1 and 2 (General or Academic) as well as the speaking component. My methods are right up to date. In addition to helping with general English, I use short videos and transcriptions, advertisements, presentation skills, story telling, humour, games, diagrams, muscle exercises, texts, poetry, conversation and dialogues to practise the melody and stress of British English, along with instilling a sure knowledge of the 45 different sounds of English – that’s right 45 – and, where helpful, their various phonetic symbols. There are only 26 alphabet letters, by the way! The very first lesson will acquaint you with the 45th sound, the schwa /ə/, the most common vowel sound in British English but one that until recently has too often been neglected. From there you will learn how to stress and destress words in sentence chunks, how to modulate the pitch of your voice, how to convey extra meaning simply by altering your intonation. Ear training is very important and listening skills are given as much attention as speaking through use of games and audio texts. For any of you particularly anxious to improve your general English skills, I aim to teach these as needed through the medium of pronunciation lessons. One of my students was with me for four years. Not a very good advertisement for rapid progress, you might say, but I think she just enjoyed coming – those were the days before lockdown – and, from being a simple university student, she now holds down an excellent job where she is regularly called upon to speak in public. I am very generous with my time but, though my basic rate is £30 an hour, I strongly advise taking a 90+ minute session for £40. I have found this represents by far the best value for money without demanding too long a concentration span. I also cannot stress highly enough how important it is for you to be willing to put in the extra regular work on your own at home. Handouts and audio material are regularly supplied - these days as email attachments. Still not convinced? Send me an email preferably stating your first language and a few details about yourself and what you wish to achieve or give me a ring (remembering to leave your number in your message please) and we can discuss your needs. I have taught all sorts of people and all sorts of nationalities privately and in language schools for many years and am confident that even one pronunciation session can be of benefit. I would add, too, that I have found online to be a brilliant way of improving your accent wherever you come from. Two of my most distant students are currently having lessons from as far away as Taiwan and Australia. Stay safe, stay focussed, Elizabeth



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Location

Kensington and Chelsea, SW10

The pro travels up to 10 miles from SW10

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Business hours

Monday

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tuesday

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Wednesday

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Thursday

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Friday

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sunday

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm


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