About this course
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 Standard American 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. She'll be giving you feedback along the way on the videos you upload.
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 American and even help those who simply want to sound more native.
Day 1. We begin with familiarising yourself with Ruzuku and using the website to get the most out of it and then it's time for Lesson 1. You'll be learning about the Valentine Method. You wont be learning the International Phonetic Alphabet you will be doing it YOUR way.
Day 2. Straight into creating your Spark - what triggers you into your accent?
Day 3. L's R's T's Don't get caught out on those very American sounds. Get these sounds right and you will nail this accent.
Day 4. Catch up day - finish your homework
Day 5. Words to Practice - bringing those sounds together.
Day 6. Phrases and Words particular to the American accent - getting more complex.
Day 7. Catch up day - finish your homework
Day 8. Sentences to Practice - here we really get into the nitty-gritty. Time to get those words sounding really good.
Day 9. The Monologue, this is what we build towards throughout the entire course. Your big moment!
Day 10. Let's not say Goodbye - give your feedback and options to work together further.
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:
PLEASE NOTE: This course may have previous students and current students working in it but as its an evergreen course you may or may not be working with students as you go through the lessons. Treat this course as a one on one course with me, with the possibility of working with others - if others sign up whilst you are doing the course.
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.