About this course
This course lays the foundation to make an expert out of any student.
Settle in as Sarah walks you through the characteristic sounds of the Standard British Accent including the pronunciation of different sounds, words, phrases, and full sentences. Keep this course for LIFE!
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive seven short and easy to follow video lessons conducted by Sarah Valentine, a professional accent coach. She'll be giving you feedback along the way on the videos you upload.
Once finished, you’ll be able to continue accessing the course so you can repeat it until you have the accent just right. This course will familiarise actors and voice actors with the basics of the Standard British Accent and even help those who simply want to sound more native.
Day 1. We begin by familiarising yourself with how to use the website to get the most out of it.
Day 2 - It's time for Lesson 1. You'll be learning about the Valentine Method. You won't be learning the International Phonetic Alphabet you will be doing it YOUR way.
Day 3. Straight into creating your Spark - what triggers you into your accent.
Day 4. Sounds Specific to the British Accent - what makes a British Accent a British Accent? Learn about the specific sounds that make this accent so distinct.
Day 5. Catch Up Day - finish your homework and get those videos uploaded for feedback.
Day 6. Words - Sarah helps you to ground the sounds you've just learned by practicing different words.
Day 7. Short Sentences - It's time to move on from sounds and start short sentences.
Day 8. Catch Up Day - if you've finished your homework, take a breather to let the learning sink in.
Day 9. Longer Sentences - this is when you're really going to put your accent to the test. Longer sentences will call on you to remember all the distinct sounds as you move through each word.
Day 10. The Monologue - this is what we build towards throughout the entire course. Your big moment!
Day 12. Let's not say Goodbye - give your feedback and options to work together further.
This course is fun and full of great learning for any actor wanting to sink their teeth into a new accent. For further learning you can get a FREE copy of Sarah’s eBook ‘5 Accents Every Actor Needs to Master’ by visiting the link below:
PLEASE NOTE: This course may have previous students and current students working in it but as its an evergreen course you may or may not be working with students as you go through the lessons. Treat this course as a one on one course with me, with the possibility of working with others - if others sign up whilst you are doing the course.
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Working with Sarah is fantastic as she has a fun, friendly and professional approach, providing a helpful technique that breaks down learning an accent into steps that are easy to understand and practice, and her honest feedback is invaluable.
Sarah's teaching is a wonderful blend of being clear and informative but also very warm and encouraging. It is a treat to learn from such an expert in her field who appreciates different learning styles. I would recommend this course for people who are confident at picking up new accents, but also those like myself for whom it is out of their comfort zone as Sarah makes it so straight-forward and un-intimidating.
Sarah was warm, friendly and bloody helpful in enabling me to get the hang of a Scottish accent. Her approach was simple to follow and I left knowing I had all I needed to do the job. I was also impressed with the range of other regional UK accents she is fluent in and thoroughly recommend her.