Flash Strategies for Indian-Accented Speakers

People from all over the world have speech challenges. These Flash Strategies for Indian-accented speakers address the pitfalls they face when speaking with Americans. Working with students from every corner of the world, I have come to recognize the various linguistic challenges my students face depending on their language backgrounds. For each accent, there are…

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Podcast: “Living in the US When You Don’t Sound White”

“Standard American English” – what is it and what’s the story behind its origins? And when you don’t speak American English accent well, what are the social and professional consequences? Sharing here a thought-provoking podcast by the Asian American Journalists Association, where questions about assimilation, discrimination, and stereotyping are sensitively explored. One of the reporters dropped…

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