hello to all of u .. I want to know that how can i make my Accent of speaking english like an American...It is really nice way of speaking... pls let me know abt this ..is there any site for this just pls pass some links.. bye and take care sandeep
Where do you live? The only hope you really have of accomplishing this is to be speaking regularly with Americans and constantly struggling to eliminate your accent. Many people have spent 20+ years in the US and still retain think accents.
I don't understand why you would want to get rid of your accent? I do have a suggestion for you though, I know that actors always have to practice different accents and dialects. I believe that they use speech coaches or speech therapists. I am sure that if you get an actor's message board you can find a local speech coach. However, I would beg you to reconsider trying to get rid of your accent. Remember, american-english speakers (like myself) like to hear other accents as well. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side. [This message has been edited by covet4me (edited October 15, 2001).]
I think you should keep your accent. It is part of you. I know that if I lived in another country I would strive to learn the language, but I would always be American. Be proud of who you are. Why try and sound like everyone else? Gregg Bolinger
Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger: I think you should keep your accent. It is part of you. I know that if I lived in another country I would strive to learn the language, but I would always be American. Be proud of who you are. Why try and sound like everyone else? Gregg Bolinger
You can remain an American, but in the interest of communicating effectively you should try to learn the host nations language to the very best of your abilities. This is extremely important in business affairs where you are often judged by the effectiveness of your communications. Further, only through becoming totaly fluent in your hosts language can you expect to truly understand them and fully participate in their culture. Just my $.02.