Do You Have an Accent?

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Yes, everybody does, including you. Many people think of accents as deviations from the norm, i.e. the correct way of speaking. Linguistically, however, we cannot distinguish between correct and incorrect accents as every native speaker’s accent has developed naturally and they are understandable within their speech community. Debating which accent is the most correct is […]

Global Proficiency

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Speaking English was once an admirable skill. Instead of the admiration you got 20 years ago for being fluent in English, it is more and more taken for granted and will probably reach the status of literacy in terms of an elementary skill. Thanks to the EF English Proficiency Index we can see where certain […]