One of our recent Easy Greek episodes was on the particularities of the Greek accent in English. My thanks go out to all volunteers who accepted showing their “imperfect” Greek accent to the world.

As an unofficial sequel of this video, I shot another one where I talk (in English) about how it’s always been a burden for me to be expected to speak with an Australian or native accent, when I didn’t grow up or have hardly ever used the language in a native context — that is, having mostly ever used English as a means of communication with people who grew up speaking a different language; what it means to have a strong accent; whether one should be ashamed or proud of their accent, and what does it all mean in the current climate when English is the de facto global language it is today, i.e: what accent is a person speaking proper, international, L2 English  be expected to have?


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