American Accent Made Easy - Mastering the American Accent
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American Accent Made Easy - Mastering the American Accent

Master the Standard American Accent quickly and with ease! Taught by renowned Hollywood Accent Coach to the STARS.
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4.7 (648 ratings)
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Created by Ashwin Gore
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Speak in a perfect American Accent in professional, business, casual and social situations.
  • Learn a set of Drills to exercise and perfect your American Accent.
  • Learn the Technical elements of the American Accent so that you come across as a natural American speaker, as opposed to someone 'putting on an accent'.
  • Learn Advanced techniques to set you apart from the crowd.
  • Learn only what you NEED to know, not all the redundant FLUFF that many other coaches teach.
  • Don't spend hours and hours on slow lectures. Learn the Accent quickly, efficiently and with precision.
  • Worksheets are provided to follow along with.
  • Take the lessons with you! The class is optimized for laptops, tablets and phones.
Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of the English language
Description

COURSE GOALS:

To give you a perfect Standard American accent that you can apply in all fields to improve your communication with others, make you clearly understood and allow you to pass as an American as opposed to a foreign speaker.

HOW TO GET A PERFECT ACCENT FAST:

My philosophy with teaching the American Accent is to remove all the useless and redundant exercises taught by many accent coaches and teach you only what you actually need to know! 

Accent work shouldn't be intellectual, so I come from a philosophy of teaching you a set of drills and technical knowledge that will get the accent out of your head and allow you to speak naturally and effortlessly without needing to think about it. When using your accent, you should be focusing on what you're saying in your speech, or presentation, or meeting, or audition, NOT how you're sounding. 

This course will give you the tools to finally be confident with your American accent so you can focus on the tasks at hand and not worrying about how you sound.

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR:

This course is for anyone who wants to perfect an American accent, regardless of your field of work. The teachings apply to everyone from those who work in IT and business, to those who need the accent for presentations, meetings, phone conversations, to actors, hosts and voice over artists.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

You will learn a set of full-proof Drills to hone and harness your Accent for everyday use. You will also learn a series of Technical aspects that will elevate your accent and make you indistinguishable from a natural American speaker. We will also cover Advanced Technique to ensure your accent holds perfect in any situation.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:

"My lack of understanding of the US accent was preventing me from booking work. Ashwin has a wonderful, effective and easy to learn approach to his teaching that wasn't just about the sound, but also rhythm and tone. After only a few lessons I had more much confidence for auditions and within only a few weeks had book an American job!"

- Keisha Castle-Hughes (Oscar nominated actress in Game of Thrones, Whale Rider, FBI: Most Wanted)

"Meticulous, thorough and practical. Ashwin Gore's accent coaching means walking in the room feeling prepared and on-point with the American accent."

- Deobia Operai (actor in Independence Day 2, Dumbo, Sex Education)

"Ashwin has helped me get the perfect American accent. His methods are easy to learn, easy to practice and fun to do. Not only did he help me with the accent, he also taught me to use my voice in the best possible way."

- Tyler Atkins (actor in Outlaw Chronicles, Puberty Blues)

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to master an american accent quickly! Including: actors, presenters, hosts, IT professionals, business professionals, performers, customer service representatives, call center operators
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:16:39
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:07

An introduction to the course, an outline of the lessons and my philosophy on teaching and learning the American Accent.

Preview 03:07
+ DRILLS
6 lectures 27:16

The first and most important American Accent drill focuses on Placement of the accent and developing a crisp and resonant American 'R' sound.

Preview 13:29

This drill focuses on the important ER sound and how to develop and maintain the sound without pushing it too hard.

Preview 03:07

In this drill we focus on the Plosive sounds in the American Accent which ensure we finish and articulate all our words.

Plosives
03:30

This drill focuses on the SH Sound commonly found in the American accent.

The SH Sound
01:21

This drill focuses on the CH Sound. An often neglected sound, the CH sound will ensure you don't drop a beat with your American accent.

The CH Sound
00:58

A full run through of the American Accent Drills. This chapter allows you to see the what the drills look and sound like when done in one go, and also allows you to follow along by pausing the tape and trying it for yourself.

Drills Run Through
04:51
+ TECHNICALS
7 lectures 22:37

One of, if not the most important lessons in this video series. Its no good having words that sound American if you don't speak with an American Rhythm. This lessons breaks down the elements of the American Rhythm.

American Rhythm
07:13

In this lesson, we apply all the rules we learned in the previous chapter to a section of a monologue from the film Good Will Hunting. We watch American Rhythm in action.

American Rhythm - Application
06:19

The key to a flawless American Accent is to perfect your Downward Inflection. In this lesson, we learn tips and tricks to ensure we always inflect down, and when it is okay to have a slight upward inflection.

Downward Inflection
02:57

One of the pillars of the American Accent, the Ou to Ah shift will give you the understanding as to why words like "job" and "long" and "rocks" sound so different in an American accent.

The OU to AH Shift
03:02

This fun little Technical skill will allow you to take your accent from 'great' to absolutely 'perfect'.

The EEE Sound
00:47

In this chapter, we learn how and when to soften the T sounds in words by substituting them with a soft D sound.

Medial T Words
01:15

Similarly to the previous chapter, we learn how and when to substitute a soft E sound when there is a strong "i" sound in words.

The Soft E
01:04
+ ADVANCED TECHNIQUE
2 lectures 05:37

Throughout the lessons we have talked about the fact that American embellish their words. This chapter showcases the exact reason why that is the case, and how we can get a strong grasp of the technique.

Dipthongs
04:25

As we get into the specifics of the American Accent, we learn which words go from being single syllable to double syllables.

Double Syllable Words
01:12
+ FINAL THOUGHTS
1 lecture 03:08

You are at the conclusion of this video series! In this chapter, we revise what we have learned, and I give you some helpful tips to ensure that your American Accent stays perfect moving forward.

Final Thoughts
03:08
+ BONUS
3 lectures 14:54

In this Bonus chapter, I cover some common words used in the IT industry. By perfecting these words, your communication with co-workers and clients will dramatically improve.

Common IT Industry Words
03:22

Learn how to harness the TH sound for the American accent. Here we cover the Voiced TH and the Voiceless TH sounds.

The TH Sound
05:45

In this lesson, I go over the American pronunciation of 120+ words you commonly use in your daily life. In areas such an college, school, the office, work, entertainment, exercise, eating, etc.

120+ Common Words Used in Daily Life
05:47