American Accents

For adults 18 years +

Level: Core Techniques

Add to your actor’s essential tool kit by developing your General American accent. Explore the techniques required to speak naturally in General American and apply these skills to a variety of situations and contexts.

Course components

  • Phonetics: learn the technical essentials of the Standard American accent
  • Apply technique to a variety of texts.
  • Employ phonetics to explore the variations in approaching an additional American accent e.g. New York, Texan or Californian


  • Ability to break down the phonetic elements of American accents
  • Practical exercises to maintain your technique after the course

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Some experience recommended

Important information

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  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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