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Which non English country speaks the best English?
Revealed: The World’s Best Non-Native English Speaking Countries, 2019
Which non English country has most English speakers?
Are there more native or non-native speakers of English?
1.2 Number of native and non-native English speakers There are 378 million native speakers (those who speak English as their first language) and 743 million non-native speakers (those who speak English as their second language) in the world.
Do non-native English speakers have an accent?
There are many non-native English speakers who are perfectly understandable when they speak English. They have an accent but so does someone from Mobile or Boston in the USA; Newcastle, Glasgow or London in the UK; etc.
What are the advantages of non native English speakers over native English?
The non-natives have two virtually guaranteed advantages over native English speakers. Their spelling and understanding of English grammar are usually better. Both of which are skills that are essential for being a good English teacher. They have also learned English as a foreign language.
Is the northern East Coast American accent different from the southern states?
The northern east coast American accent is very different from the southern states. Native English speakers often have difficulty understanding the accents of people from other regions in their country. Is the type of English accent an issue? A non-native English teacher will have an accent that is relative to their mother tongue.
Should accent be an issue?
Accent should not be an issue unless it interferes with understandable pronunciation. This statement applies to native and non-native speakers alike. Native and non-native English speakers must understand the communicative and technical aspects of English. I now take a big step out of the box and pose some closing questions.