Frequently Asked Questions
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How will your program teach me the
SpeechSchool.TV programs use a combination of modelling,
elocution techniques, exercises and ongoing immersion to impart a new accent to learners
over time. This involves showing you how each sound is
pronounced (accent training) and then providing ongoing exercises
and training for you to practice that accent while learning the
dialect that goes with it. Essentially it systemises the work
of 30 years voice coaching, elocution and accent neutralisation into
a program that is economical enough to sustain lasting and authentic
change. The program has won two international awards and has been
very successful with students around the world (please see our
How long will it take until I see improvement?
You should notice initial changes in your accent and the
way you speak within the first few months of putting into practice the
techniques. Within 6 months the accent begins
to become more ingrained. Beyond 12 months it should start to
naturalise. Continuation of the program will maintain and develop
your accent and speaking skills.
Can SpeechSchool.TV effectively replace traditional elocution lessons,
speech therapy, voice coaching and public speaking training?
Yes, when combined with regular practice of the exercises,
research has shown that the SpeechSchool.TV method provides results at
least as good as that achieved through one-to-one sessions with an
experienced voice coach but at a much lower cost. However, if used for speech therapy
purposes we recommend using the programs in consultation with a
qualified speech therapist.
What age levels is SpeechSchool.TV
These programs work very well to develop confidence and presentation skills in younger
people through to adults. The level for accent programs is generally suitable for
sole learners 11+ (7+ when assisted by a parent or teacher) and for voice programs 13+
(9+ when assisted by a parent or teacher).
Is my English good enough for SpeechSchool.TV programs?
Our programs have been developed for ESL and native
speakers. For the English Accent program it is recommended you already
speak English to an INTERMEDIATE level (IELTS 4.5 or higher).
For the Master Communicator program a more advanced level is recommended (IELTS 5.5
or higher). All programs will work to improve the level of
your spoken English, whether you speak it as a first or second
When is my next weekly TV lesson available?
Upon subscribing you will be given access to your first
lesson immediately. Weekly lessons are then delivered by 5am every Monday (US EST
time). You will receive a notification email as soon as your
next lesson is ready with a link and access code to the lesson.
Your access code provides single
user access only.
What should I do if I have not received my weekly email with an
access code for my next lesson?
Firstly, please check your Junk Mail or SPAM box to check that
SpeechSchool.TV emails are not being sent there. Set your email
system to accept emails from courses @ speechschool.tv.
Secondly, if you are still unable to find the access email please
contact us so we can send it to you manually.
Once subscribed to a program, can I change to another program?
Yes, you can switch programs any time after logging in,
simply by completing the form under 'course support' in your
customer account. Please note when you change a program you must start
from the beginning. Many clients like to achieve their desired
accent using our Master Speaker program and then go on to develop
Advanced Voice skills using the Master
When and how can I pause, cancel or change my subscription?
You may pause, cancel or change your subscription at any
time using our subscription
alteration form. Paused subscriptions are still active as they
allow access to all previous lessons and subscriber assessments.
May I enrol in two or more programs at one time?
Yes, we also offer a 10% discount on your second program.
Simply subscribe using the add program
You will receive your access emails to all programs by 5am every Monday
(US EST time).
Do you offer programs in other accents such as Australian etc?
No, from many years of voice coaching we have found the most advantageous accent
is International Received Pronunciation or simply 'Standard
English'. Speakers using these accents have also been
rated as the most TRUSTED. Because language is of a fluid
nature, the accent you develop, will over time also be influenced by
the other speakers you come into contact with. Please also see
our notes on the American Accent.
How can I maintain my speech results?
SpeechSchool.TV programs are designed to sustain ongoing improvement
and maintenance. By continuing to participate you will
continue to refine and develop your speech while learning key speech
When and how often should I undertake SpeechSchool.TV
We recommend for best results to do an
assessment BEFORE beginning a program and then once every
I experience speech impairment in the form of a stutter,
lisp, nasality, monotone etc - which program is the best for me?
The Master Speaker program addresses
pronunciation, diction and flow and will show you step by step how to speak
clearly, thereby reducing language impairment with regular practice.
The Master Communicator program can then be
used to help you develop confidence as a speaker.
Is it possible to add a SpeechSchool.TV subscription to my student
In most cases, yes. Simply use the 'Course Related Costs'
allowance in your loan to gain reimbursement for your subscription.
Can I pay for my SpeechSchool.TV subscription
without using a
Yes, we accept bank transfer and debit card payment
internationally for subscriptions (minimum 6 months). This service is
available from our annual subscriptions page.
Will my employer pay for my SpeechSchool.TV subscription?
Please check with your employer. In some instances individuals are
reimbursed from HR or Professional Development budgets. We also
offer special arrangements for companies wishing to enrol 4 or more
Click for more info on our services to organisations.
Do you offer account terms for businesses?
Account terms are available for organisations wanting to enrol 4 or
more members into SpeechSchool.TV courses. Please contact us at sales
@ speechschool.tv to apply for an account.
My subscription has lapsed but now I wish to continue with my
program. May I start from my last lesson?
Yes, providing you renew your subscription within 3 months.
contact us to reactivate your subscription.
How can I obtain a SpeechSchool.TV Certificate?
To obtain a 'Certificate of Broadcast Standard Spoken English', you
must have undertaken the Master Speaker course for 58 weeks to reach the
'Elite Subscriber Level' and achieve a
minimum score of 85% in the SpeechSchool Examination.
To obtain a 'Master Communicator Certificate', you mast have undertaken
the Master Communicator course for 58 weeks to reach the 'Elite
Subscriber Level' and achieve a minimum score of 85% in the SpeechSchool
How do I sit a SpeechSchool.TV Examination?
If you are able to get to a SpeechSchool.TV centre your examination my
be done in person. Alternatively your exam may be conducted using
When will I receive my exam results and Certificate?
You will be emailed a full written report within 7 days of sitting your
exam. If you achieve the pass mark, a printed certificate will be
signed by our Course Director and mailed to you. If you fail, you
may resit the exam after additional training.
How can I view the lessons on mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad or Android?
Our video lessons are in Flash video format.
In order to watch these videos on mobile devices, you'll first need
to install a Flash enabled browser like
Alternatively go to your App store and download the preferred 'Flash
browser' for your device.