Modern Elocution for English Speakers
Designed and tutored by professional speech pathologist Alison Kimble.
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Courses are completed entirely online through self-study at your own pace
For adults and teenagers (14+)
Trains Standard Neutral English

British based (not American) pronunciation. LEARN MORE

Is This You?

  • English is your native language
  • Speech clarity is your major, or only, goal
  • You may wish to ‘soften’ a few strong regional vowels along the way
  • You want to sound clear and well-spoken overall
  • You’re looking for a course with professional tutoring

You get to choose how much or little you focus on accent change in your course

Is Your Speech Holding You Back?

You have rushed or indistinct speech and others say you mumble.

  • You are often asked to repeat yourself as your words are not clear
  • You feel self-conscious speaking up around ‘good’ speakers
  • You are tired of being talked over or dismissed by others

If this is you, a Time-Online course for elocution is what you need. If ‘softening’ your accent is your main goal, go to Regional Accent Change

What Is Modern Elocution?

Elocution is not dead!

Like the Model T Ford, things have changed greatly since the old days. The word used to mean learning ‘plum in the mouth’ Received Pronunciation. This is no longer the case.

Sound both clear and well-spoken 

Today’s professional approach is all about clarity and/or ‘softening’ any unwanted strong vowels. Our students have a mix of practical and cosmetic reasons for making the change.

Standard Neutral English gives clarity

The Standard Neutral English model gives the clearest possible pronunciation of spoken English. Your speech will be judged ‘good’ and be understood first time anywhere in the world.

Must you lose your regional accent?

No. You get to choose how much of this you change. As a general rule, accent is conveyed in the vowel sounds. If others around you share your accent, they will have no problem understanding your vowels.

On the other hand, clarity is created mainly by the consonant sounds. Your course will cover these in depth. If clarity is your only goal, simply focus your attention on just these sounds.

A Flexible Course To
Suit Your Needs

Forget general courses that give all students the same speech sounds to study. Every accent has a unique set of consonant and vowel differences. Why waste time studying sounds you don’t need to change.

With Time-Online, you may custom-design a course for your own individual accent if you wish. Or, decide to keep it simple.

Choose the method that suits you best:

  1. Keep it simple with a Typical Error List
    • Select from over 40 accents and clarity concerns
  2. Identify your own personal errors with the short Screening Test
    • tailor your course to study the exact sounds YOU need
  3. Pick your study sounds at random
    • perfect if you already know the sounds you wish to study

You’ll be guided every step of the way. The masterclass videos and audio exercises will focus on the sounds you need to study.

Choose A Short Or Long Course

Foundation Course - 5 sounds

Recommended study time is 3+ weeks with access for 6 months

The focus here is on English CLARITY. This will suit you if:

  • Your main concern is being understood clearly; you wish to ‘soften’ a few strongly accented sounds in your speech
  • You have no special wish to polish overall accent
AU $49 50% Off AU$25

Expert Course - 15 sounds

Recommended study time is 8+ weeks with access for 6 months

The focus here is on English CLARITY and/or overall ACCENT CHANGE. This will suit you if your aim is:

  • Pronunciation that will be clearly understood; you wish to study the full range of consonants and vowels and improve speech melody
  • An accent that is both polished and pleasing to the ear
AU $148 50% Off AU$74

What Results Can I Expect?

Your voice coach will train you with Standard Neutral English. You’ll discover the important consonant sounds that create the foundation of English clarity. Master these, and others will understand you the first time you speak.

The key focus of your course will be on greater speech clarity. You can also create a ‘softer’ version of stronger accented vowels if you wish. You get to choose how much or little you focus on features of accent in your course.

Hundreds of students have trained with the ClearSpeak Method over the past 25 years. They tell us they are far more confident when talking and dealing with others. You, too, can enjoy this new confidence.

Succeed With The ClearSpeak Method

The Method uses professional speech change techniques to give you the best chance of an expert result. Often referred to as the ‘Pilates’ of pronunciation change, this unique training method is a leader in its field. You’re sure to find the techniques simple to follow and fun to use.

You don’t stop at training individual sounds. It trains you to create a ‘whole’ accent so you can speak fluently at length. This is a key difference to other everyday approaches. LEARN MORE

Discover how our courses work for you

Learn the lowdown about your course and how it can help you reach your goals. Find out
  • How your course works
  • Your training materials
  • How to practise
  • Why use the ClearSpeak Method?
…… and much more

Your Voice Coach Alison ‘Kimi’ Kimble

Alison is a practising speech pathologist and seasoned professional. Her special area of expertise is clarity of English accent and pronunciation.

She is author of the ClearSpeak Method for English accent and pronunciation change. The Method is used in universities and colleges internationally. 

Your Next Step

  • Sign up if ready to begin studying