Do you like your accent? Do others like your accent?
When you are speaking your target language, is it so important to you to lose your accent? Have you had feedback about what your accent sounds like?
I ask this because I am charmed by accents! I always figured my own accent was so uninteresting. Whenever I hear another variation of an English accent or an accent from different language altogether, I just love it. For this reason, I would like to progress to learn my target language, but I think I would enjoy the fact that someone thinks I sound interesting to them too.
So far, my Ukrainian coaches have not let on what they think of my accent, only that I'm understood. When I was learning German, apparently I sounded French, though I have no idea why! My years of French were long behind me when I was in school. :)
What are your thoughts about having an accent or hearing other people's accents?