About this course
This course lays the foundation to make an expert out of any student. This is an instant all-access course. Do it in your own time.
Settle in as I walk you through the characteristic sounds of the Standard American Accent including the pronunciation of different sounds, words, phrases, and full sentences.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive six short and easy to follow video lessons conducted by me, Sarah Valentine, a professional accent coach. This 'do it yourself' accent course allows you to go at your pace and self direct your learning.
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 American Accent and even help those who simply want to sound more native.
Day 1. Introduction - We begin with familiarising yourself with my platform so you can get the most out of using the platform.
Day 2. The Valentine Method - You'll learn about the importance of phonetics and my special 'Valentine Method'.
Day 3. Creating a Spark - This is a wonderful tool that helps you to kick off your accent every time.
Day 4. Sounds Specific to the Accent - Learn about the specific sounds that make this accent so distinct.
Day 5. Rest Day - Take some time to go over your worksheets and embed the learning you've already covered,
Day 6. Words - Today you'll learn 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. Rest Day - Take another break and practice. There's no point rushing through without really perfecting your technique.
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. Bonus Lesson - The British RP accent is known as the Queens English. It is not used much in society today but it does feature more frequently in movies and on television shows so it's worth taking a shot at it.
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 my eBook ‘Five Accents Every Actor Needs to Master’ by visiting this link:
I look forward to teaching you this accent and hope that you enjoy my course.
Sarah Valentine - 021 825 368
The Actors Accent Coach
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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. - Jude
This really was an excellent resource and experience. The convenience of online learning at a time that fits in with one's own busy life is ideal. The fact that Sarah actually videos herself saying the things that we need to then rehearse is such a big help. We can study mouth shapes, hear the sounds and go back over as many times as we need to try and perfect our own accents. I had no idea that writing the words phonetically would be soooo useful. It really helped to tune my ear. This is a course I will be able to revisit again and again to refresh and keep my US accent in tip-top shape! - Anna Baird