Is it possible to get a native accent?
It is definitely possible. There are many language learners who have learned an L2 from birth or a very young age, and thus, have mastered the pronunciation in the language. Others have years of exposure to the L2 inside the home, conversing with native speakers.
How can I speak more like a native?
How to speak English like a native speaker
- Use idioms. By listening to native speakers, you’ll undoubtedly pick up a few funny phrases known as idioms. …
- Get to grips with slang. Like idioms, slang is regularly used by native speakers, almost unconsciously. …
- Improve your pace and clarity. …
- Talk with a native speaker.
Can you speak a second language without an accent?
The answer is no. After your early teens, the chance of learning to speak a new language without an accent is vanishingly small. Not only the speech sounds but also the rhythm and intonation will give you away. But many people find a foreign accent intriguing, even sexy.
Which accent is easiest to learn?
Option 1: the American accent
The most popular English accent of them all. Spread around the world by American cinema, music, television and more than 350 million North Americans (including Canadians, eh), this is the easiest accent for most people to understand, whether native speakers or non-native speakers.
What is the most attractive English accent?
A poll of British adults revealed that the accents of Liverpool and Birmingham are considered the ‘least attractive’, while Irish and RP are considered the ‘most attractive’.
Do kids lose accents?
If your child is still young, it’s often simply the matter of time before he or she will lose the the accent. Researches do not agree on age after which loosing an accent is difficult, but 6-8 years is generally thought to be the window.