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Janette - Elocution, Accent Reduction, IELTS, Central/SE London/Online

Janette Sedgebeer Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (South East London)

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  • Professional Qualification MA ELT and Applied Linguistics
  • Professional Qualification CELTA
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced Disclosure
  • Professional Membership LAMDA
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Personal Message
Janette is a Professional English Communication Specialist and Consultant in Elocution, Accent Reduction and Voice Coaching with qualifications in ELT, Applied Linguistics and Voice.

Janette's services are sought nationally and internationally.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Janette specialises in the following areas:

* Elocution
* British English Received Pronunciation Elocution
* Accent Reduction
* Voice Coaching
* British English Elocution and Accent Immersion Training
* Accent Reduction Training for Actors and Performers
* Accent Reduction & British English Accent Training for Singers
* Accent Reduction Training for Regional English Speakers
* Interview Performance & Presentation

For non-native and native speakers, Janette trains her British Elocution Development, Accent Reduction and Professional English Communication Performance Skills live online students globally. She has developed programmes in Accelerated Elocution Acquisition and Accent Reduction learning. Janette teaches specialised elocution lessons for children and she has developed specialised kids' elocution programmes for parents and carers on limited budgets at
Tell me about your qualifications.
Janette is a highly skilled Professional English Communication Trainer and Consultant in Elocution, Accent Reduction, Correction Techniques founded upon her research in ELT and Applied Linguistics based at King’s College, London. As a Specialised Elocution and Accent Reduction Trainer and Consultant, Janette works with national and international Human Resources and Learning and Development Departments in advising and the training of key personnel. Janette has also worked in co-operation in developing specialised speech analytic software with Professor Mark Huckvale, UCL.

Janette holds a BA Hons, MA English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, and CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) qualifications.

Janette specialises in applied linguistics and speech pathology. In addition, as a trained linguist and voice coach, Janette trains national and international actors, actresses, singers, voice-over artists and interpreters in British English Received Pronunciation and Accent Reduction and British English Accent Acquisition.
What kind of experience do you have?
Janette has over 40 years’ English teaching and professional training experience to young people, professionals and executives.

She has developed eLearning products at affordable prices to enable private Elocution and Accent Reduction tutelage to be available to those on limited budgets.

Janette has recently launched two e-training programmes: Learn English Kids and Speak Properly! for Children - An English Pronunciation Course - which offers free downloads. Click on the links below for your free downloads:

Janette has acted as an expert in Accent Reduction and Elocution Training for Harvard University, and she is often approached by film companies making documentaries on Elocution Training.
How much do you charge?
Janette's fees range from £28 per month for Learn English online training to £55 per hour for professional writing and voice coaching.

Janette offers personal needs analysis and consultations at £30 per hour.

Elocution Lessons online by WebCam Skype is offered worldwide at £23 for 30 minute units - click on the link below for further details: and
Where do you teach?
Janette teaches and trains nationally and internationally.

Face-to-face teaching sessions may take place in London SE26 or London EC4. However, Janette's demand is from her international clients from around the world and is for specialised Elocution Training and Accent Reduction Classes as well as Interview Performance and Presentation Skills Development. See Youtube link for further details.
When are you available?
Janette offers flexibility in her teaching and training sessions due to the time zone differences of her international clientele. All teaching and training sessions are mutually agreed between student and teacher.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
As a specialist English teacher, Janette teaches from 5 years to 85 years with each teaching and training programme being specially designed to meet the personal needs and learning and developments areas of her clients.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Janette prepares her students for academic and professional examination. Janette has over 96% success rate with students receiving above average results.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Janette holds an Enhanced Disclosure and has been vetted to work with young learners and vulnerable people.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Janette offers exceptional Elocution and Accent Reduction online programmes with free learning resources, specialised speech analytic software, sound files and lesson recording for the student to consolidate his or her training session during the week in readiness for the next session. Online learning enhances the learning and development process and is individual according to the needs of each student.

For Elocution, Accent Reduction and Interview Performance and Presentation Skills Development online, students will need access to a computer, a microphone and a webcam.

Janette allows and encourages her live one-to-one online lessons to be video-recorded in order that the learner may refer to the records in personal study.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
· 2009 – Present: LAMDA Associate, English Language Speech & Voice Trainer
· 2009 – Present: Associate, British Voice Association, London
· 2009 – Present: Associate, International Centre for Voice, CSSD, University of London
Where and with whom did you train?
Janette Sedgebeer trained at Westminster Teaching College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). Janette studied Masters in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at King's College, London. In addition, she has studied Postgraduate Clinical Linguistics at Sheffield University, UK.

Janette is currently undertaking doctorate research in neuroscience plasticity in second language acquisition.
Tell me about some of your current students.
Janette's students range from those with learning difficulties to professional international actors, actresses and singers.

Janette's specialised elocution and accent reduction training services are sought by other voice coaching providers for whom Janette undertakes professional voice training services.

As a professional Elocution and Accent Reduction trainer, Janette trains doctors for the UK's NHS and private health sector, international actors and actresses performing British English speaking roles, and professional international pop and rock singers. In addition, Janette trains high networth executives, lawyers and clinical personnel in performance skills.

Janette also has a strong international clientele in the banking and finance sectors in European and Middle-East banks and securities.

Janette provides executive coaching from job application to successful panel interview performance for top bracket earners.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Janette does not limit private tuition to those with the means to pay. She offers a pay-as-you-go scheme and aims to make private tuition and training affordable to all.