I received a review of my accent course from Alex who is learning the Estuary English accent (so that he doesn’t sound like he is from any particular social class but somewhere in-between). Here’s what he had to say…
My name is Alex and I am from the Netherlands.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating your accent training course.
For years I have been trying to get the slightly Dutch sounds out of my English pronunciation, but I could not quite figure out how to do that. By ‘knowing my cave’ I have become more aware of the way I speak and it has helped me to properly use the parts of my throat and mouth that are used in a British English accent.
Although to you Dutch might sound very different from English, there are lots of sounds that partly correspond, which makes it more difficult to copy the British sounds.