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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Introducing Our eBook - 5 Tools to Stop Your Accent Getting in the Way

We are delighted to be kicking off the new year with the release of a new eBook, in which our founder Emma Serlin shares her top 5 tools for making sure your accent doesn’t get in the way of your...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: January 15, 2018

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What Is Elocution?

Elocution is an antiquated term, usually associated with clichéd phrases such as ‘how now brown cow’, or Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. We think it is a path to speaking properly, and it...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 19, 2017

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Accent Softening: Let's Talk About Vowels

Vowels have a greater impact on accents than we think. When looking into accent softening, it is at first important to understand that it'sno mean feat!

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: September 20, 2016

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Empower Your Speech By 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: September 12, 2016

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How The Serlin Method™ For Accent Softening Was Born

Before I set up London Speech Workshop I had never heard of Accent Softening. So I was even more surprised when I realised that for many non-native speakers, the experience of having an accent can be...

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: April 4, 2016

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Received Pronunciation: Is There A Right Way To Pronounce Words?

Words are the great facilitator of our communication. When we use words sloppily therefore, we are undermining our position as communicators.

Written by Emma Serlin

Published: February 29, 2016

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