Why You Have a Foreign Accent

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Ağustos 11, 2011 by
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I want to talk to you about how you can learn the secrets of American English that you never learned in English class.

I’m not talking about the little things like- how to pronounce the TH. I’m talking about the much deeper, kind of basic instinct level of language that native speakers grow up feeling, but never ever think about.

It’s the flow of the language, so to speak. So you are probably wondering: If these secrets come from intuition, how am I ever going to get it?

Well, here is the cool thing. These are things that can be learned first- And eventually felt. They are things that gradually lead you to a new style of spoken English. (And confidence.) But first, let me talk about why you have a foreign accent in English.

Hey, and while we are on the subject, I have a foreign accent in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and any other language I try to speak. And this is normal.

When we are born we have the ability to speak any language that we grow up with. In fact, we are capable of speaking in any of a thousand different ways.

But eventually we get so used to only the sounds around us, we actually lose our ability to hear and produce a lot of new sounds- including the intonation and rhythm that comes with each language.

So when we grow up and learn another language, we automatically use the sounds, the intonation, and the rhythm of what we are most familiar with- our native language.

It’s kind of like using the words of a popular song and putting them into classical music.

You will definitely be able to under the words in the song, but the whole thing will sound different because the sound system is classical when we are expecting to hear popular music.

So when you speak English, but you use the system of your native language, people may understand you, but you will speak with a foreign accent.

Now, there is nothing wrong with having a foreign accent in English. After all, you didn’t grow up with English. And hey, you are obviously bilingual, which is awesome in itself.

You have a very rich and varied native language and using its nuances when you speak English can be beautiful in many cases.

So even though I am an accent trainer, I will be the last one to tell you that you have to speak English exactly the same as native English speakers do. But-

I will also be the first one to tell you that if your foreign accent is getting in the way of any aspect of your life, there are certain things that you can do…

Certain things that you aren’t currently aware of… That will make a HUGE IMPACT on the way other people perceive you in English. And therefore make a huge impact on the results you get out of life. If you don’t have a copy of the American Accent Audio Course, I encourage you to get one as soon as possible.

It is filled with the SECRETS of the American accent that will make a huge difference in your speech, and quite possibly your whole life.

You can get it now at a fraction of its original price at American Accent Audio Course

If you have any questions about this or any of my other programs, please let me know. To your success in English!

Sincerely,

Sheri Summers

American Accent Audio Course

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