Get Rid of your Accent is a phenomenon. Seven years ago, we created an instant hit, the best-selling pronunciation book in the UK. Our second and third books make us the most popular books and CD package around. Actors, lawyers, brokers, businessmen, and diplomats have flourished with our help. The success of the book led to another venture: Intensive 3 weeks Accent Reduction courses for diplomats, professionals and students in London and Skype lessons for those outside London. The courses start at the beginning of each month. Visit batcs.co.uk for testimonials and pictures and if you want to book Skype lessons or a course.
Now Get Rid of your Accent is where it’s always needed to be: on GooglePlay. You can get the best of our amazing lessons in one easy-to-use app that goes everywhere with you. Hear the sounds; see how to make them; practice; and watch your career, education, and social life blossom.
App Contents and Functionality
Get Rid of your Accent UK Part 1 App is the British English Pronunciation Course at your fingertips, ideal for self-study. It contains 42 audio lessons from the international bestseller Get Rid of your Accent, Part One, by Linda James and Olga Smith (learn more on Developer’s Website).
The lessons cover all English sounds needed to master Received Pronunciation, neutral accent of educated southern English and the chief accent taught to foreigners who wish to learn the British model. Each lesson begins with an illustrated description of the speech organ position, followed by practical exercises. The exercises consist of words, amusing sentences, tongue twisters, and verses, taken from literature and conversational English. All exercises are recorded on audio tracks that illustrate the model pronunciation. Students can play audio tracks, record themselves, and compare their pronunciation with the model.
This app will help you to:
• Neutralise your accent within 1-3 months
• Make your English clear and easy to understand
• Become a better communicator and public speaker
• Increase your personal confidence and overall image
• Improve your job prospects
About the authors
Linda James (RAM, Dip. Ed., IPD, LRAM)
Linda trained at the Royal Academy of Music and qualified as a teacher of Speech and Drama. She also holds an International Phonetics Diploma from London University.
Linda has had extensive experience as a dialect coach in TV, films and the theatre. For more than 20 years she has worked as a Speech Tutor at several London drama colleges and privately, specialising in the teaching of Received Pronunciation (RP) and the eradication of accents.
Olga Smith (BA in Linguistics, MBA)
Olga holds a degree in Linguistics and an MBA from Nottingham University. She is also an advanced public speaker and a holder of the Toastmaster bronze reward.
Olga learned a unique drama school method for Accent Reduction from top British phonetician Linda James. They together co-authored the UK bestselling books, “Get Rid of your Accent”, Part One, Part Two and Part Three.
In the past, you could only get speech training in British drama schools or by taking speech lessons from a private speech tutor. Olga wanted to make this exclusive training accessible for a much wider audience. Linda and Olga took the method long used in London drama schools, adapted it for learners of English and collated it into a single training manual, with CDs, the first of its kind.
The success of the book led to another venture Olga undertook: she designed and launched Accent Reduction courses for diplomats, professionals, students, and many others who need to neutralize their accent in a short period of time. The courses became a huge success and have been featured in National newspapers and television in the UK. Visit www.batcs.co.uk and join the course or sign up for Skype lessons today and get the best results in ashort period of time.