- Feb 24, 2011
- Don't tweet
American accent!!! I have noticed this too. My daughter has a Latvian friend and every week after spending a few hours at her house she comes home with an American accent - the most annoying thing of recent times was her calling YouTube - youtuuuuuuuube the Yankee way. I have noticed this among our students - mostly baltics and some Africans - poles don't seem to - only have an east European / paddy accentWell of the foreigners I mentioned all speak with heavy accents, but most have been living here since early childhood and their English is pretty well fluent. In fact many have an indeterminate American twang. The Nigerian probably has the least comprehensible spoken English.
That said, I have no idea what any of their written English is like.
As a teacher I find that their spoken language is generally quite good but their written work is way behind - all that being said many still manage higher level English and this baffles me...