5 British Pronunciation Tips For A Nigerian Accent

"I have mastery of the language; yet whenever I speak, I am viewed as an unlearned person as people struggle to understand my speech.” - Chinweike, LSW student Do you feel like your accent sometimes...

Written by Hannah Wright

Published: September 14, 2021

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4 Pronunciation Tips To Soften A French Accent

Ahh the beautiful French language… it conjures up images of romance, beauty and charm. As a Francophone in an English-speaking country, you’ve probably been complimented on your attractive accent...

Written by Hannah Wright

Published: July 27, 2021

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Our New Accent Confidence & Clarity Course has Launched

Our brand new Accent Confidence & Clarity eLearning Course is here - and I couldn’t be more proud. It’s been in the making for a year, in fact, for 12 years really, since I very first started London...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: April 9, 2021

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Transform Your Spanish Accent To Sound Like A Native English Speaker

Principal Coach Jamie Chapman gives his insights working with Spanish speakers who wish to soften their Spanish accents whilst speaking in English. Read on for some useful tips if you are Spanish on...

Written by Jamie Chapman

Published: July 2, 2020

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty For Wanting To Reduce Your Native Accent

Should non-native English speakers drop, change or soften their accents? Your first instinct may be an indignant “of course not!” And in a way, we agree. But as with many things in life that seem...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: May 2, 2020

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How Easy Is It To Reduce A Native Accent?

Ok, let’s be honest - a lot of people would be offended by the title of this blog post. Why would anyone want to reduce their native accent? After all, our accents are part of our identity, our own...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: May 6, 2019

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Accents & Accent softening - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62765873 Do you sound different to the people around you? Do you feel like you don’t fit in? Or do you relish the fact that you’re just that little...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: March 18, 2019

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Finding Your Voice, Finding Your Tribe

The BBC has just released their findings from the world's largest loneliness study. 55,000 people took part in the BBC's Loneliness Experiment in collaboration with the Welcome Collection. The people...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: October 23, 2018

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“Oar vs Or!” 5 tips to deal with crazy English spelling

The English language is a peculiar beast. In what other language would you pronounce 'law', 'caught', 'sure', and 'poor' with the same vowel sound? Or pronounce all these words with different...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: April 5, 2018

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How To Soften An Accent (Without Losing It Altogether)

Accents are important. They are an intrinsic part of who we are. They are part of our heritage. They tell the story of our background and our culture. So, why would we want to get rid of them? Well,...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: February 2, 2018

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