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A theme that students continuously talk to me about is their accent in English. They ask me: Is my accent good? Do I have a strong accent? Do I sound native?

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Comment by ⊱ Mickey ⊰ on July 2, 2013 at 12:40

There are 3 types of learners: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.  Auditory listeners can learn better through practicing and learning with reading and writing.  Visual learners can improve by seeing charts, pictures, maps, or anything visual.  Finally, kinesthetic learners benefit from physical experimentation: speaking, moving objects, drawing pictures, and anything using the hands (this is the type of learner I am).

I find I dont belong to any kind of them~ giggling

Comment by Daniel on June 21, 2013 at 19:58

Sure, nice message Jeremy, our first worry cannot be lose our accent, but being able to communicate effectively!

Comment by Ria ann Tabujara on June 20, 2013 at 11:20

oh thank you that made sense to me.

Comment by Hythem on June 18, 2013 at 23:49
Thank you.....everything you said is valuable ,and motivating ....
Most of comments are right too ,,you are professional guys.wish you good luck
Comment by Jeremy Luman on June 14, 2013 at 18:04

Thank you, Estela, for your comment!  What you say is very true; communication is key.
Cheers! :)

Comment by estela brazil on June 14, 2013 at 15:24

Your video is very motivating for foreigners. Our focus should be on communication, the other things will come with time. I'm from Brazil. Thank you.

Comment by Jeremy Luman on June 9, 2013 at 12:47

Good point, ahmad al arabi.  People need to focus on their ability to communicate rather than worry about having a "perfect" accent.

Cheers!

Comment by ahmad al arabi on June 9, 2013 at 3:39

first thank you for video, i like that point about ability  to communicate with english speakers instead of focus on imitate native speakers (british,,us,,,), mostly i like to hear english in different accents :)

Comment by valdeci alencar on June 6, 2013 at 0:49

 I ike this topic, it was a important commnent that help me to identify some mistakes in my pronounce, thanks by video.

Comment by Jeremy Luman on June 3, 2013 at 11:06

Thank you all for the comments on the video!
Harold, you have a great question.  There are many ways to learn vocabulary, but some methods don't work as well as others.  There are 3 types of learners: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.  Auditory listeners can learn better through practicing and learning with reading and writing.  Visual learners can improve by seeing charts, pictures, maps, or anything visual.  Finally, kinesthetic learners benefit from physical experimentation: speaking, moving objects, drawing pictures, and anything using the hands (this is the type of learner I am).  I will actually be making a video about this theme very soon, Harold.

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