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Common Grammar Error

:
Expecting to Sound like a
Native Speaker
ALVIN SERRANO SÁNCHEZ
DIANA SÁNCHEZ MARTINEZ
ENGL 245

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Introduction

Learning a second language can be challenging at the
moment of develop it. They have to know at least the
meaning of simple words.

In the process of learning a second language, many
mistakes are made at the moment of speak. One of
these error are: Expecting to sound like a native
speaker.

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This is considered the biggest mistake ever.
Even though is a great goal, chances are you

will never sound like a native speaker.
Your accent is beautiful. Diversity is

beautiful.

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Rahmila Murtiana, an English teacher

conducted a small research in 2011,
attempting to determine students perception
towards non native speaker teachers. The
participants of the research were students of
English Department Tarbiyah Faculty, State
Institute for Islamic Studies Antasari
Banjarmasin.

Finding revealed a positive attitude toward

both non native and native speakers
teachers. As well as some difficulties in the
learning process with both groups equally.
Accent doesn’t matter…

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Rules for speaking clearly apply to everyone,

despite their accent.
Speak clearly (AR.TI.CU.LATE). Practicing

for a few minutes every day is the best way
to master any public speaking skill.

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How to communicate effectively?
 Articulate:

speak slowly and use a correct tone of

voice
 Do not be afraid of corrections
 Try to use simple words and avoid the ones that are
difficult to pronounces
 Avoid running words together

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How to communicate effectively?
 Avoid

the use of filler and colloquialism
 Try to use less contractions so your message can be
clear
 Understand that there are words that never will be
pronounced like a native speaker.
 Accept your accent and be confident.

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The longer you use or need the language,

the more you will acclimate to the way
native speak.
As time goes on, more and more Americans

are going to “get with the program” and
learn how to talk to people with accent and
accept diversity.

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Conclusion
The

only thing that matters in language
is to communicate efficiently, be fluent
by listening and practice by yourself.
Do not expect to have another accent,
because others will hear your message,
no your intonation.

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References:
Murtiana, R. (2011) “Student’s perceptions of native speaker 
and non-native speaker teachers: implication for teacher 
education”; http://www.academia.edu
Linguistics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for

professional linguists and others with an interest in linguistic
research and theory: http://linguistics.stackexchange.com
Mengxi, L., & Alexander, F. (2014, May 6). Fluency, Intelligibility

and Acceptability of Non-native Spoken Englis. Retrieved March
17, 2015, from https://
acoustics.org/pressroom/httpdocs/167th/2aSC21_Lin.html