Dialect Coach

Speaking is Listening

Dialect Coaching Foto: Sophia Schwerk

I am a so-called Third Culture Kid. I grew up speaking Hindi and English, at home I spoke German. I have forgotten all my Hindi. Now I speak German, English, Italian, and some French. As a Dialect Coach I can help you if you have to switch between these languages.
Not only WHAT you say but HOW you say it that tells me WHO you are. The way you talk reflects the era you live in, your upbringing, educational background, political conviction, temperament, emotional state and so on. To be able to act with ease in a foreign language you need a good and thorough preparation.

Sound and Music

Once you know how it sounds you know what you have to do with your tongue and lips to create that sound in the foreign language. I will help you to find the right position of lips and tongue and mouth. Singing a song or memorizing nursery rhymes and poems may connect you in a playful manner to the foreign language. We have a system how you can make notes of the sound and melody in your script. If you like I can record either only your lines or the entire dialogue so you can listen to it over and over again and continue practicing

Acting in a Foreign Language

We work on the intimate connection between your character and her verbal expression in the foreign language. You are familiar with the sound and melody of your lines in the foreign language. You don’t have to think about how you have to move lips and tongue anymore. You know the meaning of every, what the subtext is and what you intend with it. You know what the others say and why. Finally you have found your individual and unique verbal expression of your character

I have worked with …

Michael Fassbender, Kate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Dov Glicksman, Crispin Glover, Richard Armitage, Seumas F. Sargent, Luke Baines


  • Dialect Coaching (in person or online): 100,00€ per hour
  • On Set Coaching (whole day) 880,00 €
  • On Set Coaching (half a day) 470,00 €
Lena Lessing, Mickey Rourke
Lena Lessing, Mickey Rourke