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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Should I Take An Accent Softening Course?

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 To Be More Coherent When Speaking Using Vowels

The delivery of what you say can make all the difference in how your audience remembers you - for both the right and wrong reasons! Remember that lacklustre speech you endured that almost sent you...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: March 5, 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 & 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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Common Accent Challenges & How To Overcome Them

Three guysare out walking. The first one says, “Windy, isn’t it?” The second one answers, “No, it’s Thursday!” To which the third replies, “So am I. Let’s go get a beer.”

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: December 15, 2018

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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 English Pronunciation Tips

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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5 Tips To A Better English Accent - WITHOUT An Accent Reduction Coach

Your English is Already Great. Before we begin, it’s important to establish something really important: your English is great. I mean it. You are speaking a language that is not your mother tongue,...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: January 25, 2018

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