Accent Reduction Courses

We have started enrollment on our  January 2018 Accent Reduction course! 

Before you start your study with us we need to know your individual pronunciation problems. You can have your speech analysis on Skype or you come to our office for your speech analysis where we record your speech after which we present a written report with your mistakes and our recommendations. The speech analysis helps us to fit you in a group with people with similar to yours needs and make your study efficient. After the speech analysis we might recommend you to come for a few individual lessons instead of joining the course if your need are very different from the rest of participants. The speech analysis also allows you  to  work individually with our books and apps very effectively.To enroll book your speech analysis by emailing olga.smith.batcs@gmail.com or calling  02073818349 or 07971 246806.
      

It takes place in West Kensington on Mondays and Thursdays from 6.30-8.30pm. We are starting on 15 January 2017, places are limited to four people only!

Total of 6 sessions cost £450.

Session 1: Monday
Session 2: Thursday
Session 3: Monday
Session 4: Thursday
Session 5: Monay
Session 6: Thursday

15 January 6.30pm-8.30pm
18 January 6.30pm-8.30pm
22 January 6.30pm-8.30pm
25 January  6.30pm-8.30pm
29 January 6.30pm-8.30pm
1 February 6.30pm-8.30pm

The price of the course includes:

   - Individual speech analysis after the course to help student track
   his/her progress on the course and to give further instructions;
     - 12 hours of tuition by a qualified speech tutor.
 

Enrollment

To enrol for the course, you will need to make an appointment to visit our
offices at 8 Fairholme Road, London W14 9JX for your speech analysis. To
make the appointment e-mail oriana_r@hotmail.com listing suitable dates and
times for you, or call 0207 381-8349. The price of the speech analysis is
£60. To secure your place you must pay the course fees in advance. The
payment should be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer. Cheques should be
made out to Olga Smith and sent to the following address:  BATCS, 8
Fairholme Road, London, W14 9JX. The course fees are non-refundable.

Clients' feedback  

“After listening to a recording of an introductory presentation I did for a seminar at King's College London, I realized how much could be lost during my performance due to my improper accent. I have always been conscious of my imperfect accent, and had considered taking some lessons many times, but after hearing myself I decided it was time to act on it. I decided to take individual lessons, and in just two months, meeting only once a week, and rehearsing on my own time between lessons, we covered those areas that had proven problematic in my initial speech assessment, and those additional ones that cropped up during the course. I feel I have gained all I wanted from the course, which has provided me with a solid base onto which keep progressing and with tools to help me improve. Olga is a very competent tutor, and an affable person too, which made the whole experience enjoyable and constructive. The learning environment is relaxed and you never feel like you are put on the spot. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who would like to get rid of a foreign accent.” 

“I liked the fact that we were constantly encouraged to improve ourselves but without being preached or nagged by the teacher. I also liked that we worked with mirrors and that there was a certain flexibility in terms of what sounds to practice when. For example, when it was spotted that most of the participants struggled with the ‘æ’ sound we did extra exercises for it, despite the fact that according to schedule we were supposed to practice ‘k’.” 

“Thank you very much for very useful lessons. I really enjoyed them and hope that more and more people would take your class.”

“I have definitely gained in this course and it is a delight to be your student.”  

“If English be the food of love, speak on, give me excess of it!” Thank you 100 times for this fantastic experience!” 

“I’ve been very lucky to be part of this course. Things are improving a lot and I am sure of the contribution that this course is going to make to my London day to day life as well as my professional life. Thank you so much”.  

“Everything was very well structured. Well done, the course was staggering! “ 

“It was fun to do. Linda made all lessons very enjoyable. It was very well organised, the team was great too!”

Speech analysis

You begin the course by meeting or Skyping with the highly qualified speech tutor one-on-one for your individual speech assessment and learning plan.
You will read a test text and you will be recorded. Your speech will be immediately analysed and areas that require improvement will be identified. You will receive a written copy of you speech analysis with recommended lessons from our books. You can start reducing your accent based on your speech analysis. It will help you shorten the time and distance to your goal.
Email olga.smith.batcs@gmail.com to book your speech analysis.