The disadvantage of speaking… only English

Conversation class:  Resultat d'imatges de english

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“Native speakers are at a disadvantage when you are in a lingua franca situation,” where English is being used as a common denominator, says Jennifer Jenkins, professor of global Englishes at the UK’s University of Southampton. “It’s the native English speakers that are having difficulty understanding and making themselves understood.”

English speakers with no other language often lack awareness of how to speak English internationally – Dale Coulter

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