Received Pronunciation: Student Correction Course
While producing videos on mastering British English sounds is beneficial, individuals face unique challenges influenced by factors such as their linguistic background and environmental exposure to English. The Student Correction Course is specifically crafted to address these issues by highlighting the different problems that individuals encounter and how to address it.
Participants from various linguistic backgrounds take up the challenge of mastering the RP accent. What changes can we make to help them achieve this?
Reviewing the Basics
We’ll start by looking at the basics of the speech mechanisms and how they can be manipulated to achieve a more natural British English accent. This includes a review of the International Phonetic Alphabet and the vowel sound chart, which will be used to analyze the sounds of Received Pronunciation throughout the course.
Transforming the Students
In the subsequent chapters, we’ll meet six diverse students, including Agata, Tatjana, Kat, Magali, Francesco, Jenna, Kelsea and Ayumu, as they embark on their journey to achieve an authentic British RP accent.
As the course progresses, you’ll see each student’s transformations as they work to improve their British English pronunciation. From vowel training exercises to sentence practice and tongue twisters, each participant will be given tasks that will help identify their weaknesses and seek remedies.
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This course is ideal for those with a prior understanding of the IPA symbols used in British English pronunciation.
Meet the Students
Tatjana Anders is a successful actress and writer known for her award-winning short film Your Reality, as well as for acting opposite Emma Thompson in The Children Act. She also runs a loose leaf tea subscription company called teapro.co.uk.
Tatjana was born in Ukraine and moved to Germany with her parents at the age of 10. She considers both Russian and German her mother tongue. She has been living in the UK since 2011 and feels that perfecting her British accent will open up more opportunities for her acting career.
Kat Weilenmann is a musical theatre performer, trained at Italia Conti Academy of Arts in London. She was born in Switzerland where she learned English, French and Spanish and started working as a private language tutor, teaching her mother tongues German and Swiss.
Kat moved to the UK three years ago to pursue her passion for singing, acting and dance and now aims to perfect her British Accent in order to be more versatile and castable in the performing arts industry.
Magali Burta is an actress originally from Argentina. She studied at drama school in Argentina and also in New Zealand while living there for several years.
Magali’s struggle with English is that her pronunciation makes it sometimes difficult for people to understand her. She would love to learn Received Pronunciation to be able to get more roles as an actress.
Kelsea is a communications and marketing professional with a background in international development. She has recently begun pursuing acting opportunities as a side project and is currently focusing on her training.
Kelsea is originally from the US and her native accent/language is American English. She has lived in Virginia, Washington, DC, New York, and New Jersey, and has lived in Cambridge, England, since early 2020. She hopes that perfecting her RP accent will afford her many more opportunities in the acting world.
Jenna is an American actress from California. She has appeared as an actress in several independent UK and Bollywood movies and recently danced in a music video that has over 20 million views on YouTube. She loves working on period productions and aims to master an RP accent for future speaking roles.