If you want to understand a new language, listen to it spoken by a fellow countryman or woman.

Yes, this research out of Israel has shown that we understand speakers of a foreign language better if they have the same non-native accent as we do. That is great to know. Just stay away from native speakers and you should be all right.

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One Response to If you want to understand a new language, listen to it spoken by a fellow countryman or woman.

  1. I think it is kind of like training wheels for understanding a foreign language. http://bit.ly/bDzoZI

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