The Jingles, A Revolution in English Pronunciation Therapy
英語発音矯正・英語学校  ザ ジングルズ

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Developing a British Accent

Do you need to speak British English for business purposes?
Are you eager to improve your British English listening skills?
Are you an actor who needs to master British English?
For those who desire to learn British English, we offer British English courses.

Even though American English and British English are the same language, why do some people want to study British English?

One reason is that learning British English can help you develop stronger bonds with the United Kingdom.

For example, people from various parts of most countries (except tiny ones such as Monaco or Liechtenstein) speak in various dialects, depending which part of their country they are from. Whenever they speak, they unconsciously develop feelings of fellowship with those who speak their same dialect. This “native dialect” feeling constitutes a partial expression of who a person is.

If you wish to communicate with native speakers smoothly by improving both your British English pronunciation and listening comprehension, now is the time for action. By completing training in all Jingles levels, you can attain a nativelike command of British English pronunciation.

How Different are British English and American English from Each Other?

The chief differences between American English and British English lie in their vowels and suprasegmental features (such as pitch, intonation, and rhythm). While their consonants also vary, it is the vowels and suprasegmentals which constitute the major distinguishing features of the various dialects of American and British English.

Jingles instruction deals first with speech motor skills training designed to foster the development of nativelike muscle utilisation. In the early stages of training, no distinction is made between British English and its offshoots. The acquisition of nativelike pronunciation of a particular dialect commences only after the client reaches the “89-level” of English phonological development.

The native level is defined as the “90-level”. Prior to the client’s reaching the 89-level, dialect distinction training is touched on only peripherally. This is because a proper base has to be established before the final veneering that constitutes the differences between North American and British English can be constructed.

Course Descriptions – British English

After your pronunciation has been analysed,
your level is determined and your personalised training begins.

Basic Muscle Development Course (85-level Course)
Groundwork in breathing techniques, employment of the abdomen, and development of tongue-tip sounds
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Advanced Muscle Development Course (86-level Course)
International Communication Course (87-level Course)

Continued muscle development training is combined with enhanced English speech motor skills drilling,
focusing on consonants, but with some attention also given to British vowels.
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Expert Courses I, II (88-level Courses)
In these courses the client is given rigorous training in speed control along with
deeper training in the production of consonants, vowels, and suprasegmentals.
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Exemplary Course (89-level Course)
The focus is on making all of the clients’ consonants and
consonant clusters perfectly distinct and almost completely nativelike.
Super-Exemplary Course (89.5-level Course)
Designed to develop stress-free, clear nativelike – and BEAUTIFUL British pronunciation;
listening comprehension development is also emphasised.
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Native Course (90-level Course)
For people who wish to sound like native speakers of British English –
and who wish to be able to catch 100% of the British English they hear.
  • The fees for British English instruction are the same as those for American English.
  • All sessions are private.