3/13 (Tue.) Does accent matter? (Host: Ken)

3/13 (Tue.) Does accent matter? (Host: Ken)

文章Rock » 週三 3月 07, 2018 8:00 pm

Topic 1: Does accent matter?

Q1.Does accent matter? In your opinion, which English accent sound the best? Are you copying American, British or Austrian accent?
Q2. Do you pursue perfect accent? Do you speak with strong accent?
Q3. Are you proud of or ashamed of your accent? Have you struggled to understand some people's English? For example, Indian, Japanese and Filipino usually have strong accents in English?
Q4. Which is more important, accuracy (use the right grammar) or fluency(speak quickly without many pauses)?
Q5. What are the tips to sound more native?

Topic 2: English-proficiency test

Q1. Have you taken any English-proficiency tests, such as TOEIC,TOEFL, IELTS or GEPT? What's the hardest test you've taken?
Q2. Does the English exam you took really reflect your English ability?
Q3. Are tests, like TOFEL, IELTS or GEPT Advanced Level easy for native speakers? Can they get a perfect score?
Q4 will be written on the whiteboard.

6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:20pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
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7:20 ~ 8:05pm Discussion Session (45 mins)
8:05 ~ 8:20pm Summarization (15 mins)
8:20 ~ 8:25pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 5 Minutes Break (Intermission)
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8:25 ~ 9:10pm Discussion Session (45 mins)
9:10 ~ 9:25pm Summarization (15 mins)
9:25 ~ 9:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements
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Re: 3/13 (Tue.) Does accent matter? (Host: Ken)

文章Way » 週日 3月 11, 2018 10:44 pm

Ken prepared the great topic which is most commonly met situation " English Accent" when we communicate with foreigners in English. It's quite natural that different country people have different accent when it comes to speaking English, even different accent from the same country. Sometimes, it is really such a torture for me to attend regional meeting when everyone speaking different/strong English accent. However, slowing down English speaking pace is a nice way to improve communication and continuous practice really makes something more perfect.
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Re: 3/13 (Tue.) Does accent matter? (Host: Ken)

文章Tina Sun » 週二 3月 13, 2018 11:04 am

Indeed a good topic to talk about!!! I've struggled with this accent issue for a long time. After meeting various people whose English is quite good but poor accent or pronunciation you may say, I realized something all of sudden. :D :D
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