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Votre accent anglais est OK! (Your English accent is OK!)

(En anglais, pour votre pratique.)

Often, French people are concerned about their English accent. Perhaps they worry about being ridiculed, or being misunderstood.

I would like to share a video with you. In this video, a dialect coach demonstrates a variety of English accents. (Australia, New Zealand, Northeast England, Birmingham England, Boston, New York).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKuPfZpzEHg

What should you take from this video? You should know that, if you have an accent, it is ok ! Even native speakers of English have a wide variety of accents. And yet, we understand each other. We will understand you too!

Thank you for learning our language. Don't worry if you make mistakes. You are still awesome!

-- un amie américaine

PS: Another video from the dialect coach ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aXmNle560k

PPS: You may need to use a VPN to view the videos if they are not available in France.

October 14, 2019

18 commentaires


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/issiLaPetiteARMY

Thank you ! You are awesome too ;) !

October 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SylvainGa

So interesting. It's the first time I've heard this kind of thing. I subscribed to this series of video. Thank you

October 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christophe856070

I agree. Accent is the last thing English learners should be concerned about. Accent is very unlikely to be an obstacle to undestanding.

And anyway, a perfect accent only comes with a LOT of practice, so you have to speak the language you're learning to get rid of your mistakes.

Good news is that English speakers love the French accent.

It works the other way round : English speakers shouldn't mind saying a perfect french "U". We know what kind of fruit a "proone" is. :)

October 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pierrotbleu

Merci pour votre gentil post. It's very kind of you

October 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TanguyBAMB

So true, and it remains funny to listen to German speaking english, and it remains a torture (to me) when French struggle with that language... Especially for some President who should keep going into french, but at least I can zap, not like confcalls lasting hours and hours... ouch !

October 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gottogetout

Hello, I'm going to listen to this video

Rather than talking about accent, what interests me is a relative precision of the pronunciation. I have a French accent in English and will keep it, even by choice, but the words I say are relatively phonetically close to the words spoken by English speakers.
there are very intelligent, very bright people, and also humanly good certainly who for me are totally inaudible in English. concrete example: I could not listen until the end to the conference of the recent brilliant French Nobel Prize, Esthere Duflo, given in English. a "TEd talk" Surely someone awsome but I understand nothing and it's even very annoying to hear for me. Unbearable. the ted talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zvrGiPkVcs

I think that it is typical of the habit of a lot of French people consisting of READING English (with the bad brain software of reading), instead of listening to the words.
[The thing to get is that it's generally impossible to decrypt the pronunciation of an English word. In other words : A precise "Software" or method allowing to decrypt the pronunciation of an English word does'n exist! We have to listen to every word, there's no other way] So, that people don't work on listening to the REAL WORDS, they generally give up that task, being content with words that actually DO NOT EXIST in English. It's as simple as that in my view. I find it a pity.
all right, I'm may be a little harsh with them. I don't know. May be they didn't cross the way of a good teacher
I personally learned by myself spending tons of hours listening and repeating the English words on the excellent site forvo.com
For some other people it is not important. OK, let's say that we are all different.

October 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bauerchristophe

thanks

October 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baiz987935

Have a Nice day

October 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dominique347386

Oh yes, and you ?

October 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gottogetout

the video is very interesting indeed, thanks to have shared

October 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olivier0250

Yes indeed, we are worry about our English accent in France^^; However I'm not anymore since I watched at TV the chef Raymond Blanc speaking English, he has a strong French accent and it is not a problem!

October 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gottogetout

personne n'est forcé à rien, mais il est certain qu'avec une pronociation proche de la vraie ( il en a plusieurs selon le pays, bien sur, il faut en choisir une ) et ben le courant passe de suite. y'a pas photo.

comment s'approcher d 'un accent OK ?
il s'agit d écouter chaque mot, par ex sur www.forvo.com

October 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dominique347386

Hello

October 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Younes297521

Hello Mrs , my name is Younes. I am a 18 yers old. I am from Morocco. l speak french And My dream also is to master English. I hope you will respond to my comment because I really want to communicate with you in order to learn the language. I hope to communicate soon this is my Facebook account : Ýoünêś Møhlîķã https://www.facebook.com/tipo.lmaryoul.9081323

November 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

Salut Younes. I am sorry, but I do not use social media. I do not have a Facebook account.

Also, you should remove your age and Facebook URL. The "Community Guidelines" say that you should not reveal personal data. [ https://www.duolingo.com/guidelines ]

Think before you share

We care about your safety. Speaking another language is inherently social, but please beware of swapping or posting any private information that could be misused. That includes your phone number, age, address, what time you’ll be at home, school name, email, or other personal information that could put your privacy at risk. Simply put: don’t over-share. Sharing and encouraging others to share personal data might get your post, and possibly your account, removed.

If you would like to find practice partners, many people recommend that you use ConversationExchange [ https://conversationexchange.com/ ] .

I recommend that you try to find someone who lives in the UK(L'Angleterre, L'Ecosse, etc). They are nearer to your timezone and can practice with you more easily.

I wish you good luck!

November 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Younes297521

Thank you for information and also for the advice are you from France ??? I chose Facebook because almost everyone has an account and on the other hand it is easy to use and by communicating a lot I will learn the language in months because I follow a national exam in the month of July in English

November 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n35w101

Je vous en pris ;-). Non, je ne viens pas de France. Je suis américaine.

November 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Younes297521

Also thanks for answer me

November 25, 2019
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