About Us

We are an English accent academy that specialises in tutoring and guiding clients towards speaking the formal British English accent. Many individuals speaking English as a second language find that although they are fluent and have no problem understanding natives and other English speakers, at times their own English accent may not always be clearly understood. It will often contain strong traces of pronunciation that make it 'thick', 'heavy' and partially unintelligible.

Given the international environment we work in today, a clear, concise, intelligible, refined and formal English accent is most certainly advantageous. We help our clients work on their English accent by eliminating any strong sounds and pronunciation it may contain. The accent we teach is known as ‘Contemporary Received Pronunciation’. This accent is the standard formal British accent and is known for its articulate, clear, intelligible and refined speech. We work with a variety of clients around the world, read on to find out more about our services and how we can be of assistance to you.


Students, Doctors, Engineers, Journalists, CEOs, Commercial Pilots, Business Professionals, University Professors


    From Small Businesses to Large Corporations.


      Departments, Ministries, Agencies and Public Bodies.

        Frequently Asked Questions

        1. What’s Wrong With My Accent? Why Must I Change And Specifically Learn The British Accent?

        There is nothing wrong with any particular accent, each individual will speak in a unique way depending on their native tongue. And neither is there a need to specifically learn the British accent, but there certainly is a need to communicate clearly. It just so happens that the formal British English accent is known for its clear and articulate speech, and is understood universally by all with ease.


        We realise that there are non-native English speakers who are fluent in the language and can communicate clearly with ease. But we also realise there are non-native English speakers who are fluent but have a strong accent when they speak, this accent can sometimes be heavy and difficult to understand.


        Our services focus on helping clients speak with a clearer English accent, irrespective of their background (this can even include British speakers, e.g. those clients with a very strong Scottish accent). The clearest and simplest accent for us to focus on and teach is 'Received Pronunciation'.


        We respect and realise there are differences in accent due to each client speaking in their unique mother tongue; we are not here to force the accent to change to a British one but rather to remove any 'heaviness' or 'thickness' in the accent that is limiting its intelligibility. This is the first thing we focus on, having achieved this objective some clients may choose to continue taking lessons with us with a desire to master the British accent completely (it entirely depends on their individual goals).

        2. What Kind Of Accent Will I Be Learning?

        You will be learning an English accent known as: ‘Formal Southern British English’ or ‘Contemporary Received Pronunciation’. This accent is the standard formal British accent and is known for its articulate, clear, intelligible and refined speech.


        Please note the difference between: ‘Contemporary Received Pronunciation’ (the accent that we teach) and ‘Traditional Received Pronunciation’.


        ‘Traditional Received Pronunciation’ is the accent that most people bring to mind when they imagine the British Royal Family or ‘posh’ English folk. This accent is spoken by the Royal Family, aristocrats and high class members of British society. It is similar to ‘Contemporary Received Pronunciation’, but tends to be slower with the vowels elongated. It is used by Brits belonging to the powerful and socially connected ruling class. It is only really used by the older generations, many of their descendants have now transitioned from using ‘Traditional’ to ‘Contemporary’.


        The video below is a good example of the differences between the two:


        The two presenters on the left (Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid) are speaking English with a ‘Contemporary Received Pronunciation’ accent and the man being interviewed (Jacob Rees-Mogg) is speaking with a ‘Traditional Received Pronunciation’ accent.


        Both are very clear and intelligible accents, but the key difference is the pace of accents and the elongations of vowels. Jacob is from an aristocratic background and his slower cut-glass accent reflects this. The presenters ‘Contemporary’ accents are clear, formal and swift - far more suited to fast-paced modern day communication.

        3. What Are Some Examples Of This Accent?

        The following videos containing a variety of native speakers will serve as a good example of Contemporary Received Pronunciation:

        Carey Mulligan: Youtube

        Max Irons: Youtube

        Keira Knightly: Youtube

        Robert Pattinson: Youtube

        Jude Law: Youtube

        4. I’m Studying/Working In Australia/Canada/New Zealand/USA. How Will Learning The Formal British Accent Benefit Me?

        It is quite simply the most widely understood accent in the English speaking world. Instantly recognisable anywhere and renowned for its clear pronunciation. Whether you are in California, Toronto or Sydney you will found yourself confidently communicating with others without any intelligibility issues. It is a polite accent that is a pleasure to listen to and speakers of it are often referred to as being “well-spoken”. It is an accent that demands respect and prestige, one that is understood comfortably by speakers of English everywhere.

        5. Is It Possible To Learn To Speak Like A Native British English Speaker?

        It is possible. However, only those with a very keen interest to learn, practice and work hard with both the self-study course and interacting during lessons (if they choose to take them) will reach native level. It will take dedication, motivation and a strong work ethic.


        Most people initially focus on eliminating their strong foreign English accent and pronunciation that comes from their respective native language. This approach allows them to steadily move closer to communicating in a clearer manner and work towards eventually mastering the British accent.

        6. (i) How Do I Sign Up As A Client And Begin Studying? (ii) What Is The Learning Process? (iii) How Long Will It Take To Change My Accent?

        (i) Scroll down to the ‘Learn With Us’ tab below and proceed to Step 1, fill in the form and click 'Submit'.


        Proceed to Step 2 and purchase an assessment with us. One of our tutors will assess and advise you with regards to your current accent, what units you'd most benefit from studying and a learning plan to improve your accent.


        Once you have received feedback from your assessment, proceed to Step 3, select the units of your choice and proceed to the checkout.

        Units are available for immediate download in PDF format along with accompanying audio WAV and video MP4 files.[Please note the file sizes for each unit are quite large (approximately 0.5 GB per unit) and may take a little time to download. If you intend on purchasing the USB Drive along with the units, we can load them onto the drive before dispatching it to you.]


        The units are not simply designed to teach you how to voice the sound correctly in isolation, e.g. ‘l‘ (Unit 4) or ‘ur‘ (Unit 15). Of course this is part of the foundation and introduction for each unit, but the units offer a lot more than just a simple introduction to each sound. In addition to this there is a focus on ensuring you can pronounce the sound correctly when it is coupled with vowels and diphthongs, either in a short phrase (e.g. The little girl looked lovely in her lilac dress) or in a full sentence (e.g. Real leather shoes truly have a comfort that cannot be matched, the cosy feeling of wearing them on a cold winter morning can make even the most miserable of people smile). So teaching you to pronounce the sounds in isolation, in a word, in a sentence and in everyday dialogue is our focus. The units have been designed systematically; the client is initially introduced to the sound and begins to progressively work towards a level where the sound can be pronounced instinctively, naturally and swiftly in everyday dialogue. The units are there to really give you a very strong grounding in the British accent and aid you in your journey to mastering the accent.


        Having spent an adequate amount of time studying the units in your own time, if there is anything you are unsure of, require further instruction on, or simply require some professional practice and teaching - proceed to Step 4, select the number of tuition hours your require and proceed to the checkout. For those that desire further instruction, our tutors are available and happy to customise lessons in accordance with your requirements. One-to-one lessons with us will supplement your self-study learning. Our tutors will closely work with you on your articulation, intonation and pronunciation; with the overall aim of steering you towards conversing confidently in a clear and refined British accent. We tailor each and every lesson to your individual needs, taking into account your ability and goals, as well as addressing any subjects, topics and units of your choice. All lessons will be conducted on our online learning platform and can conveniently be taken as audio or video on your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.


        (ii) The learning process is quite straightforward: Clients select units from Step 3 and study them in their own free time.


        The units are precise and each covers 2 or 3 sounds (with approximately 20 to 30 pages of content). The units are intentionally designed to be neither too long, nor too short. Each unit has been very carefully designed and for each sound there is an ‘Introduction’ (with an accompanying video clip from a native tutor), ‘Common Words’, ‘Practice Sentences’ and ‘Story’. Additionally, at the end of each unit we have ‘Dialogue’ and ‘Minimal Pairs and Sentences’ sections to compare similar sounds in the unit (all sections come with audio from a native speaker).


        Having been introduced to the sound, clients will initially work on learning, mimicking, practicing and repeating the content. The initial focus is to eliminate any strong accent for the respective sound they may have and slowly introduce British English sounds with the correct pronunciation.


        Clients will find themselves using their facial muscles and lips in a different manner to what they are used to. Initially, this will be forced, but after learning the rules and patterns, watching the video, and frequently practicing repeating the ‘Common Words’, ‘Sentences’, ‘Story’, ‘Dialogue & Minimal Pairs’ - along with using additional resources (watching British news channels, documentaries, programmes, general conversation with a native speaker, etc.) - the client will notice two things:


        1. When listening to native speakers on TV, on the telephone or face-to-face, they are now able to pick up on the specific sound they are studying a lot faster and notice its frequent occurrence in everyday conversation.


        2. They are now beginning to pronounce this sound more naturally and their facial muscles/lips/tongue do not have to be consciously engaged to produce the sound. The lips and facial muscles have adapted and are able to produce the sound instinctively and naturally.


        With regards to the time scale for the above transition from initially mimicking the sound to eventually speaking instinctively and naturally, it will depend on a client’s individual learning capabilities, mother tongue, current English accent, ability to pick up on new sounds, and determination and resolve to improve. It can vary from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the person and their learning style - more information is given below in Part (iii).


        With regards to self-study and how much tuition is required:


        Some of our clients who are more naturally gifted linguists will be able to pick up and master the sounds solely from the self-study units in Step 3 - and of course with the use of additional resources (TV, general conversation, etc.).


        Some clients will master most of the content by themselves from the self-study units in Step 3, but will require some tuition (Step 4) to refine and polish their pronunciation.


        Some clients may require more tuition, and can combine their self-study learning (Step 3) with regular weekly/fortnightly lessons with our tutors (Step 4).


        It all depends on individual backgrounds, learning styles and preferences. Whichever group of clients you fall into – or, if you wish to create your own unique learning approach - we can cater to your needs and customise a unique path of learning for you.


        (iii) How long it will take to change your accent will vary from person-to-person. Your natural accent often stems from your native language. The facial muscles would have adapted to moving in a certain manner from the speech and sounds you made from a very young age as a child. These muscles will require reprogramming, and the rate at which your accent changes will depend on a determined approach, your ability to practice and how fast your muscles can adapt.


        Some people naturally learn at a quicker rate than others. However - as with all skills – with hard work, anything is possible.


        The first step will be to work through the self-study units; a detailed ‘Welcome Guide’ will be provided along with the purchase of the unit(s). This will guide you on how to make the best use of our program, as well as the logical and methodical steps for working through the units.


        As you work through the unit(s) you will notice improvements and reduction in the noticeable features of your speech that make the accent foreign, heavy and possibly difficult to understand. With some hard work and practice using both the self-study units and additional resources (we will provide you with a list of beneficial resources to use in addition to the unit(s)), you will notice significant improvements and changes in your accent.


        Once this has been completed, the next step will depend on your new accent at that time. Some clients are able to use the self-study course (as mentioned above in Part (ii)) and 'Words for Fluency' to improve their accent dramatically. Most will require some tuition to polish their accent, refine their articulation and work on the fine details of their speech to take them to native level.


        The initial focus is ensuring we eliminate the key aspects of your speech which are limiting your intelligibility. Next, we focus on the finer details of speaking, steering you towards mastering the accent and sounding like a native. This can be done with our tutors in lessons, as well as outside of lessons with use of the self-study units and additional resources.

        7. Why Do I Need A Systematic Program Or Accent Tutor? Is It Possible To Watch Movies/TV And Learn The British Accent By Myself?

        It may be possible to improve your English or imitate an accent by interacting with native speakers or by watching movies. However with this approach you will make small improvements, but overall progress will be limited.


        This is because you need a systematic program that introduces British English sounds to you in a clear and concise manner. Our full 20-unit course (which covers all 44 sounds in British English) reflects this, and we have created a methodical system whereby you learn and incorporate the correct native pronunciation into your speech naturally. Further, if you require, our accent tutors can identify your strengths and weaknesses, as well as key aspects of your speech that are unique to you. We look to dissect your speech and identify what it is we can do to take your accent to an advanced level. Accents can be imitated to an extent, but to actually incorporate them into your daily conversations and speech naturally like a native requires a systematic program and accent tutoring.

        8. Why Should I Select 'My British Accent' To Teach Me?

        We are exceptional at what we do and take pride in the fact we have worked with a wide variety of nationalities. Our results have been excellent and our approach to accent tutoring is very unique. We do not have a 'cookie cutter' or 'one-size-fits-all' approach in our teaching methods. We understand that everyone is different with distinct backgrounds, levels of English, accents and rates of learning.


        We have designed a self-study course that covers the formal British English accent in detail. In addition, we offer clients the option of professional accent tutoring to supplement their self-study learning. Lessons can be tailored according to the requirements of the client. Our lessons are unique for each and every client, this way we can ensure his/her needs are met at a pace where they are comfortable and able to reach their full potential. Our team of tutors consists of highly educated, professional and qualified native British English speakers. They have been carefully selected and have a passion to share their language skills with you.


        Having interacted with people from over 50 countries, we are experienced and more than ready to help you on your journey to speaking English with a clearer and more refined British accent. We are more than happy to work with you on your short, medium and long term goals. Whether you simply wish to reduce the strong aspects of your current English accent, enhance and refine certain features of your speech, converse in a clearer and more articulate manner or are keen to completely master the formal British accent – whatever your reason, get in touch with us today and begin your journey!

        9. What Level Of English Must I Have In Order To Study Your Course Or Take Accent Lessons?

        We expect your English level to be at least Intermediate/Upper Intermediate.


        During your assessment with us, we will analyse your speech and advise you as necessary with regards to your eligibility to take lessons with us, what units we recommend you study and how we shall go about improving your accent.

        10. What Is The Format Of The Self-Study Units? On What Platform Will Accent Lessons Be Taught?

        The self-study course content will be in PDF format, along with accompanying audio in WAV format and video in MP4 format.


        For accent tutoring lessons, we use our online learning platform; lessons can conveniently be taken on your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Our online learning platform supports both audio and video calling, we have found from past experiences that the majority of clients prefer learning via audio call. Further, the ability to refine your listening and speaking skills simply based on voice is something that will work heavily in your favour in the long-run towards mastering the formal British English accent. However, we do offer video lessons for those clients who have a preference for this method of learning.

        11. In My Spare Time How Often Will I Need To Practice?

        Practice as often as you can. The more you practice, the faster you will grasp and eventually master the British accent.


        Practice methods will include: practicing and repeating to yourself what you have learned from our self-study accent units – such as rules, patterns, words, sentences, stories, dialogues and minimal pairs – having conversations with yourself, practicing speaking with a friend/native speaker, listening to the course audio regularly and repeating the material out loud, watching British news channels and programmes, as well as other specific materials that your tutor will recommend.


        A combination of all of the above will allow you to implement the British accent into your speech faster, and soon you will begin to speak it instinctively and naturally.

        12. Is The Program Suitable For Children?

        Our British accent self-study units are suitable for both children and adults possessing an intermediate level of English.


        With regards to online tutoring, we predominantly teach clients who are 16 years+. However, recently we have begun to accommodate children from the ages of 10 to 15 years old with the condition that a parent/guardian is present in the room throughout the duration of the lesson.

        13. How Do I Purchase Your Self Study Accent Units And Book Tuition Lessons?

        Scroll down to the 'Learn With Us' section below and follow the instructions.


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        We work with companies, governments, institutions and organisations around the world – training their personnel to speak in a clear, intelligible and refined English accent. No matter the industry you’re in, in today’s international environment the English language will play a critical role in your growth and continued success.

        In addition to our standard corporate packages, we are flexible and allow our clients to create packages that are tailored to their specific requirements.

        For a copy of our corporate brochure please click here.

        Once you are ready to take the next step, fill in the ‘Corporate Contact Form’ and a member of our team will get in touch with you shortly.


        Corporate Contact Form

          Learn With Us

          Complete the form at Step 1 and proceed to Step 2 to purchase your accent assessment.

          Once you have received your accent assessment results and feedback, you may then select the units you’d like to self-study from Step 3.

          If you would like to supplement your self-study learning, you may take one-to-one lessons with our tutors via Step 4. For more information on Step 3 and 4 please do have a read of our FAQs.

          Step 1: Register As A Client

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            Step 2: Accent Assessment

            How clear is your English accent?

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            The assessment has been designed to test your pronunciation, intonation, clarity, speech speed and more. Upon purchase, we will provide you with the assessment materials to download. You simply spend a short amount of time recording the material (on your phone/tablet/laptop) and send it over to us as an MP3/WAV file.

            One of our tutors will then mark the assessment, provide you with feedback on your unique accent and suggest a learning plan that you would most benefit from.

            Accent Assessment

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            Step 3: Self-Study Course

            Unit 1 self study program

            Unit 1

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 1: [f] e.g. fish, graph, nephew
            Sound 2: [v] e.g. voice, give, activate

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            Unit 2 self study program

            Unit 2

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 3: [p] e.g. planet, trip, campaign
            Sound 4: [b] e.g. bench, cabin, backbone

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            Unit 3 self study program

            Unit 3

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 5: [m] e.g. miss, come, aftermath
            Sound 6: [w] e.g. when, swat, clockwork

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            Unit 4 self study program

            Unit 4

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 7: [r] e.g. right, forest, rearticulate
            Sound 8: [l] e.g. lofty, wallet, bilateral

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            Unit 5 self study program

            Unit 5

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 9: [θ] e.g. thank, teeth, throughout
            Sound 10: [ð] e.g. that, with, airworthy

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            Unit 6 self study program

            Unit 6

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 11: [t] e.g. tall, fault, barometer
            Sound 12: [d] e.g. dog, glide, cardboard

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            Unit 7 self study program

            Unit 7

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 13: [n] e.g. knee, train, instantaneous
            Sound 14: [h] e.g. hut, reheat, habitable

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            Unit 8 self study program

            Unit 8

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 15: [s] e.g. speak, cost, psychology
            Sound 16: [z] e.g. zip, easy, xenon

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            Unit 9 self study program

            Unit 9

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 17: [] e.g.jury, forge, judgement
            Sound 18: [] e.g. chair, hatch, situation

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            Unit 10 self study program

            Unit 10

            This unit contains 3 sounds.
            Sound 19: [j] e.g. you, kayak, utopia
            Sound 20: [ʒ] e.g. usual, vision, pleasure
            Sound 21: [ʃ] e.g. initial, English, shocking, social

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            Unit 11 self study program

            Unit 11

            This unit contains 3 sounds.
            Sound 22: [k] e.g. car, awake, cacophony
            Sound 23: [g] e.g. goose, hug, gargantuan
            Sound 24: [ŋ] e.g. hang, looking, singing

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            Unit 12 self study program

            Unit 12

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 25: [] e.g. eat, fleece, disease
            Sound 26: [ɪ] e.g. igloo, hit, bracket

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            Unit 13 self study program

            Unit 13

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 27: [] e.g. lose, roof, through
            Sound 28: [ʊ] e.g. put, bully, could

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            Unit 14 self study program

            Unit 14

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 29: [e] e.g. egg, chest, electronic
            Sound 30: [ə] e.g. ago, variety, atrocious

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            Unit 15 self study program

            Unit 15

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 31: [ɜː] e.g. curl, turkey, twirl
            Sound 32: [ɔː] e.g. more, straw, auction

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            Unit 16 self study program

            Unit 16

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 33: [æ] e.g. ash, stamp, accurate
            Sound 34: [ʌ] e.g. up, butter, drug

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            Unit 17 self study program

            Unit 17

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 35: [ɑː] e.g. arch, heart, Argentina
            Sound 36: [ɒ] e.g. off, knock, October

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            Unit 18 self study program

            Unit 18

            This unit contains 3 sounds.
            Sound 37: [ɪə] e.g. fear, weir
            Sound 38: [ʊə] e.g. cure, allure
            Sound 39: [] e.g. fare, prepare

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            Unit 19 self study program

            Unit 19

            This unit contains 3 sounds.
            Sound 40: [] e.g. ace, debate
            Sound 41: [ɔɪ] e.g. oil, employ
            Sound 42: [] e.g. eye, july

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            Unit 20 self study program

            Unit 20

            This unit contains 2 sounds.
            Sound 43: [əʊ] e.g. no, throw
            Sound 44: [] e.g. out, crowd

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            Select any 10 units of the self study program

            Select 10 Units

            Select any 10 self-study units of your choice.

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            Complete self study program

            Complete Course

            20 units covering all 44 sounds in British English with over 450 pages of content: Introduction to sounds with video clips, thousands of common words, more than 1200 sentences, 44 stories, 20 dialogues and more. All with accompanying native audio.

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            Step 4: British Accent Tuition

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            60 Minutes of British English Accent Tutoring

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            20 British accent lessons

            20 Lessons

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            Additional Products

            Words for fluency

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            Words for Fluency

            A to Z list of 12,000 of the most common words in the vocabulary of a native English speaker (includes nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and more). This product will aid you in pronouncing words just as native speakers do. It comes with full native audio.

            Available for immediate download as a PDF with accompanying MP3 files (file size is approximately 1 GB so may take a little time to download).

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            A quality USB drive that allows you to store the self-study units (each unit is approximately 0.5 GB) and other learning resources (lesson notes, tutor feedback, practice exercises, documentaries, movies, audio-books etc.) in one place. It allows one to study at home on a computer, on the go on a laptop, and even on a smartphone/tablet with a USB OTG cable.

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