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Speaking with an accent

26 January 2017

When I was in India, some teachers were very concerned about their students’ accents when speaking English. Both in India and the United States, I have seen countless advertisements for accent reduction programs, and I admit that sometimes an accent is so strong that it is difficult to understand what someone is saying.

So, assuming ESOL teachers here and around the world are concerned, here is an interesting article in Fast Company by a speaking coach. Her main point to those concerned about their accents: Don’t worry so much.

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