Edward Olive - professional actor- English trainer - Vocal / voice coach
Edward Olive has his own registered copyright English accent, dialect, phonetics and pronunciation course dealing with the use by the student of each individual vowel, diphthong, consonant and triphthong in standard English. Note this course is written personally by Edward Olive and only used by Edward Olive within the field of English courses with Edward Olive. According to Intellectual Property law no other teacher, school or agency has access to any course that is copyright registered by Edward Olive.
Firstly the use of each basic sound is analyzed by the student to identify the specific problems that the student needs to work on, which is then followed by in depth work on exercises with examples of the use of that particular sound in words and phrases, different possible spellings where it can appear and tongue twisting tongue gymnastic exercises to compare and contrast different sounds.
As an example below is an abbreviated part of the course is part of the chapter on using the sounds S, Z, SH etc .:
z zoo, prize, froze, blaze,
Sap-zap, sip-zip, sit-zit, Sue-zoo, pence-pens, close*-close*, face-phase, niece-knees, fierce-fears, peace/piece-peas, pence-pens, gross-grows, place-plays, pace-pays, use*-use*, loose-lose, bus-buzz, price-prize
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Other pronunciation courses
The aim of all pronunciation intensive sessions is to spend 50% of the time on technical issues and 50% applying the new skills learned to everyday practical situations aiming to improve overall fluidity and effectiveness of the student in real life situations. This is not an intellectual or academic theory course - it's all about tangible positive useful results when speaking, presenting, reading or acting.
Pronunciation rules of ED endings in simple past and present perfect past tense;
Pronunciation rules for S endings in plurals;
Pronunciation - SZ difficulties;
Pronunciation - common problems for Spanish speakers;
Pronunciation of common brand and company names;
Pronunciation - use of contractions;
Pronunciation - use of contractions 2;
Pronunciation - letters and alphabet;
Pronunciation - phonetic symbols and practical application;
Pronunciation - phonetic symbols chart for daily use;
Pronunciation - phonetic symbols and vowels practice;
Pronunciation guide for common use of the Schwah;
Pronunciation guide to pronunciation changes in the "standard" US accent;
Pronunciation - Some US changes;
Pronunciation regional example: Cockney & London.
Pronunciation - Using studio microphones
During the pronunciation course (and indeed in other courses including presentations and public speaking) Edward Olive may record himself and the student with individual professional recording studio microphones and audio recorder that produces clear, crisp, detailed, professional quality sound to be able to provide very high quality audio tracks fully customized for students with examples of the student's voice and the voice of Edward Olive. This will facilitate the homework studies of the student between sessions to listen and practice with the audio recordings at home, in the car or with headphones on the smartphone.
It is to be noted that Edward Olive is a professional voiceover artist with his own recording studio equipment providing the voice for television commercials, TV programs, corporate videos, cartoons, video games, websites and apps for smartphones. Edward Olive uses and applies this same knowledge and the same professional voiceover equipment for his specialized English, business, presentations and voice courses for the maximum benefit of each student.
Phonetic breakdown of
English - Speech rhythm of English - English Speech intonation - Relaxation
techniques - Breathing and posture exercises
Vocal agility exercises - Confidence building in English - Presenting and public speaking - Body language - Speech style
RP Received pronunciation BBC standard English - Voice Coach - Learning English through acting
Presentation Skills Coach - Vocal Skills Trainer - Public Speaking Coach
Communication Skills Coach - Speech Coach - Voice Trainer
In-person Dialect Coaching for business meetings, presentations and sales - Skype-coaching - Phone-coaching Edward Olive
British business & corporate English teacher and professional English coach for public speaking & presentations in Madrid Spain
British English teacher & English voice coach for corporate executives, company directors, businessmen & women, lawyers, sales staff, representatives, marketing teams, doctors and politicians in Madrid Spain.
Professional voice coaching for company directors, businessmen, lawyers, pilots & sales representatives for speeches, presentations & public speaking.
Business executives, singers, radio presenters & media professionals
Posture - presence - breath release - clear tone - resonance - vocal range - vocal variety - clarity of articulation - projection - speeches - Dialect - voice production - accent reduction - acting
Training for actors and training for non-actors
Direct contact details
Telephone: (00 34) 605610767
Courses can include:
Pronunciation 1 course details
Pronunciation 2 Some US changes
Pronunciation 3 SZ etc
Pronunciation 5 Spanish problems
Pronunciation Brand names etc
Pronunciation Cockney & London
Pronunciation contractions 2
Pronunciation phonetic symbols
Pronunciation phonetic symbols 2
Pronunciation phonetic symbols 3 chart
Pronunciation phonetic symbols full list
Pronunciation phonetic symbols Practice vowels
Pronunciation simple past
Pronunciation standard US course
Pronunciation standard US course 2
Direct contact details
Telephone: (00 34) 605610767
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Example of progress review
In sessions we have covered various important areas of oral communication for business focused on:
Principally pronunciation difficulties and improving speaking in general as regards pronunciation, phonetics, natural fluid English speech, rhythms, flow, stress, emphasis, subtext, and intonation. Also linked reading ability;
1. a. The basics of speech
The student has been shown, where possible within a language which is not always made up of pronunciation "rules", where to use each Received Pronunciation (RP) phonetic sound (and General American regional dialect differences) and how to make each sound.
It is my opinion that the student more or less now knows this part. We have gone through all the sounds, recorded them etc. for the student to listen to on the student's headphones on the metro etc..
This is not something the student naturally finds easy. We all find different things easier or harder. We are born that way, but we can always improve a lot it just takes more work to improve. I have to be careful to keep him positive and motivated because we can do it. It's not impossible, it's just hard work, especially at first.
1. b. Getting it "right"
The next stage is to make sure that the student always remembers to get things right and to make the considerable physical effort required to do it.
We have not achieved this yet.
There is not yet a state of "correct" speech. Many sounds are still hard to do, the student does not always remember to do them and they still sound forced. It is still very difficult physically and mentally for the student to keep on the "right" line. This will require further very physical coaching of the muscles and training of the memory. This will be a lot of work for me and for the student.
1. c. Making it sound natural
Further improvement would be that once "correct" it all starts to flow and sound natural. It still sounds like an English class/ speech therapy. It sounds like it's a lot of effort to make each sound still, which it is. It does not sound relaxed or natural yet. The aim is that with further work it starts to sound gradually a bit nicer each week that we have a session.
1. d. Becoming a great speaker
The ultimate goal, of course, is that the student can relax and be happy knowing that everyone can be blown away with stunning, elegant, natural sounding, controlled intonation and beautiful speech to project ideas and company goals in:
English language meeting contributions;
Client marketing in English skills;
2. Business skills
Speech training has also been combined with, to a lesser extent so far, business skills needed for the student's job such as presenting, meetings and use of English on the telephone. This if course also includes the same things as in 1.
We will continue to use business skills to practise speech... and speech to help business skills. It all ties in.
I recommend having, from now on, an average of 1 session per week. I know this is difficult to achieve for the student, but it will help greatly. In August and September 2015 we had an average of 1 session per month.
I need to fix a problem that has existed for 20-30+ years, that nobody else has been able to fix. I can do it but it needs a lot of work. It's still all uphill, but once we get over the biggest issues and the very basic things, it all starts to get easier, more fun and more productive for the student and the company's business.
We still have a lot of hard work to do.
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