Take Lessons in British English Pronunciation (and much more)

Robin Saikia gives a short and entertaining 5 hour course on British English Pronunciation. See below for details. This works best as a one-to-one course but can be adapted to suit small groups of up to three or four pupils. Learn to speak with confidence and clarity in an attractive British accent.

Above: detail from the Preface to William Blake’s Milton: A Poem in Two Books.

British English Pronunciation

Duration: 5 x 1 hour lessons by Zoom or Skype.

Fees: 125 euros

Content: Lesson 1: The pupil reads two selected passages of prose and gives a brief presentation on their work, family and interests. I take notes and identify problems and challenges that require work. Lessons 2-5: Stimulating pronunciation drills and exercises specifically designed for the pupil, along with role play, presentation skills and general conversation.

The course is ideal for students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of English who wish to gain confidence in the language and develop their pronunciation skills. To book the course, email Robin now at scholartext@gmail.com.

Some other courses and tutorials, custom made for pupils of all ages:

Robin also gives tutorials in many areas of English Literature, Art History, History (especially Venice), Music (especially Mozart) and Philosophy. Robin can help you plan, edit or finish dissertations and theses. He has experience in drafting and proofreading a wide range of documents from simple CVs to complex university and job applications. Do check out Robin’s creative writing page too, or browse some excerpts from his lectures. And do get in touch if you need help preparing for IELTS or other important examinations. Book lessons or tutorials now: email scholartext@gmail.com.

About Robin

Robin Saikia is a British author and lecturer. He was born in 1962 and educated at Winchester College. His published work includes The Venice Lido,  Blue Guide Literary Companion London, The Red Book: The Membership List of The Right ClubBlue Guide Hay-on-Wye, and Blue Guide Italy Food Companion. His most recent work is A Very Fine Cat Indeed, a dramatic monologue in which Samuel Johnson celebrates his favourite cat, Hodge. He has also recently published The Saikia System: 23 Exercises for Teachers and Students of Standard British English.

Robin is a Fellow of The Royal Asiatic Society. Other memberships and affiliations include The Johnson Society of London, The Johnson Society (Lichfield), The Wykehamist Society and The Oxford Union.

Recent articles by Robin Saikia

Should Your Cat Get a Degree?

A Nightingale in the Trenches – The Forgotten Genius of Douglas Gillespie

British Antisemitism: Arnold Spencer Leese, A. K. Chesterton and C. G. Grey

Stravinsky in Venice

Reynaldo Hahn in Venice

Eric Satie’s Socrate: A Fascinating Recording by Hugues Cuénod

OBON: Echoes of Early British Fascism in Modern Britain

Orwell Demolishes Dalí

Boris Johnson and Greta Thunberg – a Meeting of Minds