Good Read: How To Speak Like A Native

Can't roll your R's when speaking Spanish? Maybe you don't need to: "Pronunciation can be learned—but it should be learned with the goal of communicating easily with others, not with achieving a textbook-perfect accent. Adult students of language should be guided by the 'intelligibility principle,' not the old 'nativeness principle.'"

Can an adult learn to speak a second language with the accent of a native? Not likely, but new research suggests that we would make better progress, and be understood more easily by our conversational partners, if we abandoned a perfect accent as our goal in the language learning process.

Read more at: ideas.time.com

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