In this post, I will teach you how to get a near-native British Accent. Follow my advice to elevate your accent and present your best self in English.
Taking an accent training course is the most efficient way to get a British accent. This is because learning with a single teacher prevents your British accent from becoming confused. I also recommend that students take courses in order to prevent gaps in their knowledge from occurring.
Accent courses come in book, app, audio or video form.
- pronunciation books are too academic, boring or difficult for most students to understand.
- Pronunciation training apps teach you how to pronounce individual words, not connected sentences.
- Audio accent training is an effective method, but you can’t see the teacher’s mouth moving.
- Video accent training courses can be a good combination of all of the above. ✔️
On this website, I specialise in video accent training courses for professionals who require high-level English speaking skills for work and life. Teaching accent via video allows me to combine practical demonstrations (I show you how to make the sounds of English) with lots of repeat-after-me practice.
Improve Your Accent
My students have different reasons for training their accent. Read the descriptions of Goal One and Goal Two below, to identify your personal reason and motivation for accent training…
GOAL ONE : to improve your accent so that you can communicate more easily and be understood better. Students at this lower level of accent skill are often frustrated by their English speaking abilities and may be asked to repeat themselves a lot. *My Clear Accent course is designed for students who are working towards accent training goal one.
GOAL TWO: to speak with a near-native British accent. Students aiming to reach this level know that speaking with a top-tier accent will make them more accepted and respected by native speakers. Plus, their high-level English speaking skills will create an educated and competent impression of them. My ‘British Accent Training’ course is designed for students who are working towards this longer-term goal. Reaching this advanced level takes the most work and dedication, so bear in mind this high level of accent training isn’t a necessary goal for everyone.
Emotional Reasons for Acquiring a British Accent:
A third reason that students want a British accent is a bit sensitive, therefore it’s rarely discussed openly. It’s to do with accent discrimination in the UK. Put simply, having a strong foreign accent limits your choices and opportunities in life. Having a strong foreign accent can also make you feel less accepted and respected.
It’s perfectly possible to live and work in the UK without training your accent; go into any supermarket or restaurant to confirm this fact. But for a subset of people who have made the UK their home, they want a better accent than what is typical. The reason is usually because speaking well is important to them, in their native language, as well as in English.
THE BEST BRITISH ACCENT TO LEARN
There are about 40 different accents in the UK, but only one of them is worth you learning. This accent is the ‘Standard British Accent’, which some people call R.P. (Received Pronunciation).
Accent and Social Class
In the UK, accent is used to judge a person’s social class and education level. This means that the accent a person speaks with has a big impact on their lives, much more so than what is typical in other countries. Put simply, the Standard British Accent is perceived as being “more correct” and “more educated” than all the other British accents. This is what makes it the most valuable accent for your English.
For students of English, the major benefit of learning a Standard British Accent is that it allows them to present their best self in English. Reaching this top-tier of accent training will also mean that you are no longer held back in any way because of your accent. Not only will native speakers respect you more, but they will also be impressed by your accent and perceived level of English speaking skills.
READY TO IMPROVE YOUR ACCENT & SPEAKING?
How You Will Learn a British Accent
To get a British accent, you must do two kinds of accent training practice. Both kinds are included in my course:
Technical accent training practice: This means learning about the small details of sound so that you know exactly how to pronounce words in a British accent.
Flow accent training practice: This means doing repeat-after-me exercises so that your words flow together naturally.
The British Accent Training method of study is different to other accent training courses, and is a lot more effective, because it combines both types of accent training practice in a single course.
Are you the right level for this course?
If you are able to understand me speaking in the video above, then your English level is good enough to join this course. *The course has full captions / subtitles, for students who need extra help.
How Long Does it Take? 🇬🇧
A realistic timeframe for completing this course is two months. This is because accent training requires you to do physical practice in which you repeat-after-me.
You get over 6 hours of practice lessons, but you shouldn’t rush to finish the course. Taking your time with the lessons will give you the best results.
Every lesson in the course is designed for repeat practice. Your knowledge and skill increases every time you repeat the lessons. In the words of one of my students:
“The more times I repeat each lesson, the easier it seems! I would encourage other students to do every lesson at least twice!”Maria, British Accent Training Student
How Much Does It Cost? 🇬🇧
It costs £149 to get this video British Accent training course. Get access to your lessons on Jade Joddle’s student site. Keep access to the course forever.
Improving Your Accent Grows Your English Confidence ➕➕➕
Jade Joddle makes accent training courses, but her students also report deeper changes as a result of following her teachings. Their confidence and skill speaking the English language grows, and with this, her students can shine and fulfil their potential.
Student Case Studies
🎓🇮🇹 Claudio, a product designer living in the UK: Claudio had lived in the UK for 15 years, and had no problems as regards his accent being understood by anyone. However, since he had never studied or paid any attention to his pronunciation, there were still lots of small errors in his speech. Many of these errors were typical Italian mistakes that could easily be corrected. Claudio decided to take the British Accent Training course because he was considering a change of job, and he thought his accent might hold him back. At the end of his training, Claudio was delighted that his accent had been tidied up. He only wished that he had taken the training years earlier!
🎓 🇵🇱 Pavel, web developer living in the UK: Pavel’s move to the UK had resulted in rapid career progress, which had moved at a faster rate than his English and accent progress. He decided to take the British Accent Training course because despite working with native speaker colleagues every day, he wasn’t absorbing the accent from them, as he had expected. Taking the British accent training course helped his English speaking skills and confidence catch up with their level of English required by his job. Another positive outcome for him was that his improved speaking skills led to him fitting in better, and feeling more part of the team.
🎓 🇫🇷 Eloise, marketing manager living in the London: Eloise loved living in London, but there were sometimes frustrations in her work as a result of colleagues undermining her. She felt that her accent was a weakness that made it possible for her work and ideas to be challenged. Because of this, she worked on her accent to soften the French influence. Her goal was not to sound completely British, but rather to speak better English and to have a better accent than the 95% of French people. Reaching this goal filled her with confidence, and resulted in her being taken more seriously at work.
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