About this course
This course lays the foundation to make an expert out of any student. This course is available to start immediately, no need to wait for a certain date as with Sarah's British RP and American Courses.
Settle in as Sarah walks you through the characteristic sounds of the Standard Scottish Accent including the pronunciation of different sounds, words, phrases, and full sentences.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive seven short and easy to follow video lessons conducted by Sarah Valentine, a professional accent coach of 20 years. Plus! Complete the challenge within the ten days and you’ll get personal feedback on the self-tapes you submit after each lesson from Sarah herself.
Couldn’t do it in ten days? Don’t worry, you’ll continue to have access to 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 Standard Scottish.
Day 1. We begin with familiarising yourself with Ruzuku and using the website to get the most out of it. Moving quickly to Lesson 1, Phonetics, Learn to spell your way using the Valentine Method.
Day 2. Straight into creating your Spark - what triggers you into your accent?
Day 3. R's Ooo's and dropping T's and G's.
Day 4. Catch up day - here you can go over the last 3 days and get all homework completed and watch over the videos ready for day 5.
Day 5. Words to practise - Here is a list of great Scottish words to wrap your mouth around.
Day 6. Phrases and Words particular to the Scots accent
Day 7. Catch up day for homework.
Day 8. Sentences to Practise - here we really get into the nitty-gritty. Time to get those words sounding really good.
Day 9. Monologue day - this is the big one. Hopefully, you have learned your script (given to you on day 1) now it’s time to layer that accent on top.
Day 10. Upload that video! Get it done. Feedback from me on your work. I will go through your monologue and give you feedback on where you need to do work or tell you how great you are going.
Working with Sarah is fantastic as she has a fun, friendly and professional approach, providing a helpful technique that breaks down learning an accent into steps that are easy to understand and practice, and her honest feedback is invaluable.
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.
Sarah was warm, friendly and bloody helpful in enabling me to get the hang of a Scottish accent. Her approach was simple to follow and I left knowing I had all I needed to do the job. I was also impressed with the range of other regional UK accents she is fluent in and thoroughly recommend her.