21st-Century "Standard" English Accents
4-week courses for actors or anyone to build a solid foundation for regional and non-regional English accents
Unlock the Rich World of English Accents
Are you ready to elevate your acting skills with authentic English accents? England's accents are many and diverse, and I'll be to guide you through the intricacies. In today's interconnected world, accents are evolving and new "standards" are emerging, offering exciting opportunities for actors to master the art of versatile speech.
Dive into the Art of Accent Mastery
Join our immersive accent workshops designed especially for actors seeking to perfect their craft. Our workshops are not just about learning accents; they're about embracing the nuances, history, and unique characteristics that make each accent a masterpiece.
Received Pronunciation Workshop
Sundays, September 3–24 | 4:00–5:30 PM ET
Explore the iconic Received Pronunciation (RP), which has long been associated with authority and prestige. This workshop takes you through various facets of RP, unraveling its distinct sounds and cultural significance. From its historical prominence to its modern variations, we'll delve deep into the world of RP. Plus, get hands-on experience through interactive practice sessions with fellow actors.
Estuary English Workshop
Sundays, October 8–29 | 4:00–5:30 PM ET
Uncover the charm of Estuary English (EE), an accent originating from the vibrant southeast of England. As its popularity grows, EE is becoming a defining accent of the region. Our workshop traces the journey of EE from its 1980s inception in the outer London boroughs to its widespread influence today. Discover how EE might be shaping the future landscape of southern English accents. Practice what you've learned with our engaging exercises designed to hone your EE skills.
General Northern English Workshop
Sundays, November 12–December 3 | 4:00–5:30 PM ET
Experience the warmth and diversity of General Northern English (GNE), a captivating accent that bridges the gap between urban and rural Northern England. This workshop celebrates the unique middle-class speakers who embrace GNE and showcases its role in the evolving tapestry of accents across the North. Learn about the evolution of GNE and its fascinating connection to the broader levelling of accents throughout the UK. Put theory into action with practical sessions that allow you to refine your GNE proficiency.
Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore these distinct British accents and help you hone your skills to deliver compelling performances. Our workshops offer a platform for English speakers to come together and celebrate the richness of sound and culture. Whether you're an actor aiming for authenticity or an enthusiast eager to explore accents, our workshops are your gateway to mastering the art of accent expression.
Secure your spot today and embark on an accent adventure like no other! Engage in hands-on practice, connect with fellow actors, and immerse yourself in the world of captivating British accents.
An over-simplified map showing the spheres of influence of GNE and EE.
RP, though usually considered non-regional, is perhaps more accurately associated with the prestigious educational institutions of London, Oxford and Cambridge.