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Updated: Mar 28, 2022

An accent is defined as the distinctive way of pronouncing a language. It's part of your identity and it usually associates you with a particular country, area, or social class.

There is nothing wrong with having an accent, that is, unless it interferes with intelligibility which – instead – is fundamental to an effective communication.

S ͦ, ͪ ͦw ͨ ͦ ͫp ͬ ͤ ͪ ͤns ͥbl ͤ ͥs y ͦ ͧ ͬ p ͬ ͦn ͧn ͨ ͥ ͣ ͭ ͥ ͦn?

𝑆𝑜, ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑟𝑒ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛?

Have you ever really stopped to evaluate your English from a pronunciation standpoint?

Research on this topic has identified common features of English which seem to improve communication. These features are common to all variations of English, American, British, Australian and English spoken by language learners around the world.

Instead, when your accent is detrimental to intelligibility – and you risk being misunderstood - then your credibility may falter. A negative evaluation of your accent will affect the way you’re perceived by business prospects or colleagues.

Have you dedicated time to work on your pronunciation?

What are *your* pronunciation goals?


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