About this course
These are challenging times and we are all stuck at home wondering what the heck is going on. If you fancy learning an accent then please try this 10-day course.
I hope it will lift your spirits and when the world comes right again you will be ready to go with your new accent.
This course lays the foundation to make an expert out of any student.
Settle in as Sarah walks you through the characteristic sounds of the West Country 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. This 'do it yourself' accent course allows you to go at your pace and self direct your learning.
Once finished, you’ll be able to continue accessing 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 the West Country Accent.
Day 1. Introduction - we begin with familiarising yourself with Ruzuku so you can get the most out of using the platform.
Day 2. The Valentine Method - you'll learn about the importance of phonetics and Sarah's special 'Valentine Method'.
Day 3. Creating a Spark - this is a wonderful tool that helps you to kick off your accent every time.
Day 4. Sounds Specific to the West Country Accent - what makes a West Country Accent a West Country Accent? Learn about the specific sounds that make this accent so distinct.
Day 5. Rest Day - take some time to go over your worksheets and embed the learning you've already covered,
Day 6. Words - Sarah helps you to ground the sounds you've just learned by practising different words.
Day 7. Short Sentences - It's time to move on from sounds and start short sentences.
Day 8. Rest Day - take another break and practice. There's no point rushing through without really perfecting your technique.
Day 9. Longer Sentences - this is when you're really going to put your accent to the test. Longer sentences will call on you to remember all the distinct sounds as you move through each word.
Day 10. Bonus Lesson RP - the British RP accent is known as the Queens English. It is not used much in society today but it does feature more frequently in movies and on television shows so it's worth taking a shot at it.
This course is fun and full of great learning for any actor wanting to sink their teeth into a new accent. For further learning you can get a FREE copy of Sarah’s eBook ‘5 Accents Every Actor Needs to Master’ by visiting the link below: