Crystal Clear English

"Speak Crystal Clear English and the World is Your Oyster"

  • What issues do you face when you speak English?
  • With whom do you want to make the greatest impact?
  • Did you know that how you speak, for better or worse, can also influence your image?
  • How can we help you?

Talking Image has teamed up with Susie Johns & Christopher Barr, two experts in voice production, body language and confidence building, to offer a 90-Day course that will transform the clarity, fluency and impact of your spoken English.

Click the video above ↑ to see how Susie and Christopher transform Toshiko from her American/Japanese English accent to contemporary neutral British English. We followed her 90-day journey in seven video clips.

Who is This Course Aimed at?

  • This is a course aimed at people who already have a good command of the English language
  • It is specifically structured for anyone with busy lives
  • It is ideal for those with an international dimension to their working, cultural or social life
  • It is also perfect for people who want to simply polish up their spoken English skills to a much higher degree 
  • The aim of this course is not to completely obliterate your accent but to enable you to speak "Crystal Clear" Contemporary British English; by which we mean, Neutral English or Received Pronunciation

All About This Course

  • This is a 90-Day English Course combining Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp lesssons and audio recordings
  • We will run a Personalised Diagnosis and Plan of Action. This is in two parts:
    -Your own aspirations for what you want to achieve and
    -Our assessment of your strengths and weaknesses and where improvements can be made
  • This course includes 10 x One-hour Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp lessons
  • Also includes regular short audio recordings of your practice session and our feedback that can be exchanged on a regular basis.
    By doing this between each Skype session, this will show how you are incorporating the lessons you’ve learned. We’re changing your vocal ‘muscle memory’ so the more you practice, the bigger the transformation in your voice. 
  • Certificate will be issued after the completion of the 90-day course

Why 90 Days?

It is the ideal length of time to make the necessary lasting changes in the 'muscle memory' of your voice. Your voice is like a musical instrument and we're here to help you to get the best of yours.

Complimentary Skype Consultation Before You Commit

  • We want to make sure that you are happy to proceed with this 90 day course, so before you commit, we are offering a complimentary Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp consultation 
  • This will also help us to assess the standard of your spoken English, establish the areas you feel you need to improve and to learn where the English language fits into your life. In this way, we can tailor the course specifically to your needs

Why This Course is So Unique

  • You will benefit from two experts in voice production and performance.
    As professional British actors as well as teachers, we are going to help you to have the confidence to be noticed as well as understood
  • We will teach you about the mechanics of diction, pronunciation, vocal placement and word choices. For example, the same words can have different meanings in America and Britain.
  • We want to retain the character and charm of your accent but give you the technique to transform how much you are understood. The way that English and many other languages are pronounced are so radically different, this course will bring finesse and culture to your speech.
  • It's flexible-No matter how busy you are, the lessons and audio recordings will fit into your busy lifestyle whenever and wherever you are, so it is possible to fulfil your aspiration
  • Before you commit, we offer a complimentary Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp consultation so that you can be confidence you are in good hands

For a Successful Outcome

  • Practice and commitment are essential but it's very achievable
  • You'll be working hard but will also be having a lot of fun
  • We'll be there to encourage you every step of the way

What You Will Come Away With

  • An investment in yourself that will last your lifetime
  • Have the opportunity to transform the fluency, character and impact of their voice
  • Have the confidence and enjoyment of speaking crystal clear English that will take you beyond boundaries

What Type of Courses Are There?

Crystal Clear English Course

Details as above.

30-Day Follow-Up Refresher Course

This course is designed for people who’ve already completed the Crystal Clear English 90-Day course. It is designed to build your confidence and reinforce the lessons learned on the main course.

  • 3 x One-hour Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp sessions
  • We will discuss and implement a plan of action specific to your needs and wishes
  • We will be going over the exercises but at a much faster pace
  • Once again, you will be required to send regular short audio recordings of your practice session
  • This is the opportunity to bring a little more finesse and polish to your speaking skills

About Your Tutors, Susie & Christopher

Susie Johns

Susie trained at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama. After a career as a teacher and actor, Susie made the transition to TV Presenter and Life Coach, with her own network and regional TV series'. 21st Century Presentation Skills is the distillation of all her accumulated training and experience.

Christopher Barr

Actor, Writer and Director. Trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. An expert in dialects, improvisation and stagecraft. Christopher wrote the hit musical 'Oh! What a Night'. He has also worked as a management consultant for Charles Street Communications and with the organisation tasked with obtaining the parliamentary powers for the Jubilee Line Extension Bill. Together they make a formidable team. 


For booking appointments or enquiries, please contact Toshiko:
Tel +44 (0)20 3489 3319

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1) Crystal Clear English Course

Two or three instalment payments are also available over the duration of the course. 

2) 30-Day Follow-Up Refresher Course