But they will teach English with Russian, Ukrainian and Moldovian(sp? ) accents surely ?
Just like most Polish teachers, especially in primary schools, teach English with a Polish accent.
What`s the difference then?? Eastern languages are similar to Polish, so there won`t be any harm.
Far better to have an English teacher who sounds English,
That would be an ideal situation. Unfortunately, there are not enough of them and those who come prefer to teach in big cities, ignoring villages and towns.
or an English teacher who has the same accent as their pupil
I have never heard of this teaching theory.. :):):)
if as I presume you are Polish and speak English with a Polish accent which is surely more preferable >
Yes, I speak English with an accent. I belong to this generation of teachers who couldn`t go to England or USA freely to practice pronunciation, they hardly had a contact with foreigners and didn`t have an access to audio exercises.
However, my accent is still nothing compared to that of some of my teachers at the university, especially, the old ones, educated right after WW2. :):):)
It always makes me smile when you hear someone from another country <i.e. Not UK> speak English with an accent which isn't their own.
Foreign accent makes people smile everywhere. What do you think I do when I hear a foreign accent in the Polish language???
It's definitely going to have to be your USP ! <g>
I don`t know this USP.
p.s. The Scottish accent is alright here as well cos Seanus is Scottish ? Lol :)
Are you English that you laugh at Scots?
In my textbooks published in Great Britain, but primarily in England, Scots are a bit laughed at. E.g., when they introduce a topic of a country boy who is afraid to go to a new school fearing his mates might tease him for his accent, the boy says about his problems with a Scottish accent.
Also, in another exercise, when they talk about Britain`s national parks, they mention the Hadrian Wall and the woman laughs hysterically saying it was used to keep the Scots out.
I guess the English have a tendency to look down on Scots, don`t they????
In the film Trainspotting young Scots talk about it.