Matheus
Accent from Ireland and Canada Hello everyone! I would like to do an exchange program and I have been looking for some places which offer it. But I have no idea which country I should go. I will stay abroad around 4 months and of course I need to choose the best place (cheaper and the accent needs to be not so difficult). My options are: Ireland - Dublin Canada - Vancouver/Toronto/Winnipeg. I have been studying American English at school and I try to watch videos on Youtube with United Kingdom accent because the British accent is not so commom in classes. Another point is: I have listened that the accent from Ireland is quite difficult and it is necessary to stay there more time, I mean, it should be necessary to be there at least one year. Could anyone help me with this doubt? Which one should be the best? Thanks a lot!
Oct 12, 2016 12:42 PM
Answers · 8
There is no 'best' one. If you've never lived in an English speaking country you'll be bewildered no matter where you go, in my opinion. I believe that there is too much emphasis placed on this whole matter of accents by English learners. My advice is to pick a place that you think you'll enjoy and absorb the experience. In the end, the fact is that you'll always have a Brazilian accent. It doesn't matter. Effective communication is what matters. Good luck to you.
October 12, 2016
Dublin isn't a hard accent, compared to say Belfast, and you will attune pretty quickly. However if you're already learning American English, you may find Canadian closer. Please note: Dublin (Eire) isn't British. There was a war and everything ;)
October 12, 2016
I think you should choose based on where you want to go in regards to costs, housing, quality of classes, etc. However, if you want an opinion on accent, then I would recommend going to Canada. Since you have already been studying American English, it will be easier to adapt to the Canadian accent then to the Irish accent.
October 12, 2016
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Matheus
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