Accent Challenge

Challenge yourself!

This is your chance to add the Cockney accent to your repertoire of talents. Whether you’re readying yourself for an upcoming audition or you are just wanting to up your game, this course provides you with tools, tips and knowledge to bring out your inner Londoner.

You’re in excellent hands with Sarah Valentine, a professional accent coach of more than 20 years.

Over 10 days, you’ll receive 7 short and easy to follow video lessons from Sarah that will guide you through the accent. Rest days have been included so not to overwhelm you and to give you a chance to catch up on your homework.

Personal Feedback

Get personal feedback on your technique and progress from Sarah as you complete the exercises.

Lifetime Access

Have lifetime access to all the lessons so you can go back and revisit the material any time.

Audition Skills

Learn self-tape techniques, a vital skill for auditions. When it comes to Pilot week if you don’t have this accent you might as well forget it.


This course is what I call an ever green course – you can start it whenever you like. You won’t have to wait for other students. 

Course Breakdown

Day 1. We begin with familiarising yourself with Ruzuku and using the website to get the most out of it. Moving quickly to Lesson 1, Phonetics, Learn the Valentine Method. 

Day 2. Straight into creating your Spark – what triggers you into your accent?

Day 3. Words to Practise  – Now we’re moving from focusing on sounds to words. Bring what you learnt about sounds from the last lesson to help you navigate this new list of words. This lesson will focus on pronouncing words to help you sound more Cockney.

Day 4. Catch up day – here you can go over the last 3 days and get all homework completed and watch over the videos ready for day 5.

Day 5. Don’t get caught out on those very Cockney sounds. Get these sounds right and you will nail this accent.

Day 6. Phrases and Words particular to Cockney

Day 7. Catch up day for homework.

Day 8.  Sentences to Practise – here we really get into the nitty-gritty. Time to get those words sounding really good.

Day 9.  Cockney Rhyming Slang – where did it come from and how does it work 🙂

Day 10. Monologue day – this is the big one. Hopefully, you have learned your script (given to you on day 1) now it’s time to layer that accent on top.


Upload that video! Get it done. You will receive feedback from me on your work. I will go through your monologue and provide you feedback on where you can improve or tell you how great you are doing!


This course is fun and full of great learning for any actor wanting to sink their teeth into a new accent.



Enrol today to claim your spot.

Stevie Thomson-Fitch

I would like to say a huge “Thank you” to my accent tutor, 
Sarah Valentine.

Undertaking the challenge of learning a new accent or enhancing an existing one is a daunting task for anyone.

If you’re unsure on whether or not to train with Sarah, I would strongly 
recommend you to go for it – you will NOT be disappointed.
As a student on her ‘Standard American’ course, I can honestly report that she is warm, welcoming, encouraging but most importantly – extremely skilled at what she does.
Her insight and attention to detail is remarkable. She gives attention not only 
to the more obvious aspects of the accent but also to the little nuances that 
make the difference between a passable accent and one that sounds truly convincing.

Being on the course was time and money well spent.

~Stevie Thomson-Fitch


Heather Walker

Having already taken the 10 day Standard American Course with Sarah I jumped straight into British RP. As a Brit with a noticeable regional accent I wanted to prove to myself I could sound authentic without being over the top. Sarah’s unique style and delivery made learning easy and fun and helped me gain confidence in the process.

I thoroughly recommend Sarah as an Accent Tutor and I will definitely be signing up to another course with her in the near future.


~Heather Walker

10 day american accent challenge Yannick Brauner

When I signed up for Sarah’s course, I already knew that my time to practice for it was very limited. My plan was to just take part as much as possible over the ten days, and then go back to the videos later to really start the transition by myself. So I was even more surprised, when I realized at the end of it, how much progress I had actually made. The videos and the feedback were so helpful that I got way more out of it than I would’ve ever imagined, especially with my very tight schedule. Sarah is a real expert and I would always work with her again.


~ Yannick Brauner



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