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Birmingham Accent

Birmingham UK - or Brummie - speakers have an accent similar to others in the Black Country region of England. These materials focus on the Brummie accent, but also include recordings of speakers from the larger Black Country region of England as well.

$30.00

Birmingham Accent Learning Materials

  • The Birmingham England accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, along with a female voice for the practice sentences. Jim will also lead you through a monologue in this accent.
  • There are also recordings of native speakers reading and in conversation, and you'll be able to follow along with a PDF transcript of these conversations.
  • You'll get a PDF of the teaching materials, plus three more formats of the book: a PDF to print, a MOBI for Kindle, and an EPUB for other portable readers.
  • All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
  • This accent is famous from programs like Peaky Blinders and from people like Ozzy Osborne.
  • You'll also get future updates for free!

5% of all profits from these materials go to diversity scholarships for actors at the University of Houston.

Listen to a Sample!

Audio files in Three Volumes (191.2MB, 234 minutes)

Birmingham Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Sound Placement, Intonation and Helpful Hints (13:24)
  2. Consonant sound changes (19:35)
  3. Vowel sound changes (15:16)
  4. changes to Diphthongs (6:30)
  5. Pronunciations (2:42)
  6. Practice Sentences (3:21)
  7. Practice Monologue (25:29)
  8. Placement & Intonation Practice 10:43)
  9. Demonstrations of the Practice Monologue (2:01)

Birmingham Volume 2: Native Speakers

  1. Male from Birmingham reading (1:29)
  2. + his conversation (5:38)
  3. Female from Birmingham reading (1:14)
  4. + her conversation (1:29)
  5. Male from Birmingham reading (1:16)
  6. + his conversation (1:16)
  7. Female from Birmingham reading (1:32)
  8. + her conversation (5:40)
  9. Male from Aston Birmingham reading (:57)
  10. + his conversation (6:04)
  11. Male from Birmingham reading (1:38)
  12. + his conversation (2:28)
  13. Male from Bromsgrove reading (1:28)
  14. + his conversation (5:59)
  15. Female from Bromsgrove reading (1:18)
  16. + her conversation (9:23)
  17. Female from Birmingham in conversation (9:28)
  18. Male from Wolverhampton reading (1:19)
  19. + his conversation (3:52)
  20. Male from Stafford reading (1:01)
  21. + his conversation (6:42)
  22. + more conversation (9:51)
  23. Female from Cannock reading (1:21)
  24. + her conversation with Stafford Male (5:04)
  25. Male from Sutton Coalfield reading (1:15)
  26. + his conversation (5:18)
  27. Male from Telford reading (1:26)
  28. + his conversation (5:10)
  29. Female from West Bromwich reading (1:32)
  30. + her conversation (3:12)

Birmingham Volume 3: More Native Speakers

  1. Male from South Staffordshire reading (1:54)
  2. + his conversation (7:01)
  3. Male from Warwickshire reading (1:17)
  4. + his conversation (2:08)
  5. Female from Coventry West Midlands reading (1:43)
  6. + her conversation (5:48)
  7. Male from Black Country reading (:45)
  8. + his conversation (6:45)
  9. Male rancher from Shropshire reading (:57)
  10. Male from Shropshire reading (1:12)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.