Thursday, August 29, 2013

Foreign Accents

I was reading on an anonymous board the other day and saw this "conversation" on accents.  The original question was: "do you look down on people with accents?"  Overall the responders say no, they don't look down on those with accents, regional or foreign. However some did say that they found foreign accent's "frustrating"  and that the grammar mistakes make them "so impatient".

As an ESL speaker do you find other foreign accents in the workplace frustrating?   Do you think two people communicating with different language backgrounds tend to have more difficulty or do you think that there understanding of the challenges of speaking English help them be more patient and therefore better at understanding. other ESL speakers?

Lynn Founder of Accent Master

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