How can Accent Expert help me improve my spoken English?
It’s a bit like having your own personal tutor – we listen to your voice and tell you what you need to work on. Your report tells you your weak areas and puts them in order of priority – so you can quickly get to work on the most important areas. We then create your own program of exercises. Unlike ‘off the shelf’ pronunciation courses, you only get what YOU need. Each exercise includes a link to a sound file, so you can hear and copy the correct pronunciation.
How does the voice test work?
It’s very easy. After you have entered a few details, you will see an instruction page with a voice recorder. When you are ready, press ‘record’ and read aloud the words on the screen. When you are happy with your recording, you will go to the PayPal payment screen and send your voice test. That’s it.
What happens if the voice recorder doesn’t work properly?
You will not be charged until you are happy with your recording – you can listen back and re-record before you go to payment. If the voice recorder doesn’t work, use the contact form to email us. We can try to find other ways to send a voice file to us. If we cannot make an assessment because the sound quality is too poor, we will contact you to try again, or we will refund your money.
Who will analyse my voice test?
Your test will be analysed by Ric Morris, or a colleague. We are all experienced and qualified voice experts, teachers or university lecturers with postgraduate degrees in English or Linguistics.
When will I receive my Personal Pronunciation Course?
Allow up to 7 days for us to analyse your test and create your course. If you have not heard from us after 7 days, please email us via the contact form.
How is the course individual to me?
After we have analysed your voice test, we select the areas of pronunciation that we think you need to work on (e.g. sounds, stress, intonation) and produce your own course with the practice exercises that will help you the most.
Can I take another test in a few months’ time?
Yes, you can take the test again to check your progress. It costs £19 for an updated report plus five extra units of exercises.
Is the course suitable for all levels?
It is suitable for most people who already speak some English, from pre-intermediate to advanced, including native-speakers. It is not suitable for beginners.
English is my first language. Can you help me?
Yes. The courses are individually designed to help anyone speak more clearly. If you are a native speaker we will give you exercises to improve your articulation and clarity of speech (elocution), or to help you gain a Standard British accent (SE England).
Do you offer online lessons on Skype?
Yes. Email us via the contact form.