I spent in cross×road for three month as a student and for two month as a intern.
Of course it’s to improve my English skill, but I’m not sure if my English skill got better.
What do you think about my English skill especially about my English pronunciation,stressing,linking and intonation?
I know,I need to practice them more because I still have the Japanese accent, so today I’m going to talk about the Japanese accent.
I had studied by using text book “Mastering the American Accent” two years ago. This book is good for me because I haven’t gotten American accent yet.
This example is true to every Japanese.
Why do Japanese have the Japanese accent when they speak English?
I think,there is trouble in Japan’s system of English education. In Japan,we were taught English pronunciation using the Japanese accent.
AND is アンド, ASIA is アジア, CAT is キャット, VOLUNTEER is ボランティア.
In addition,we were not taught about stressing,linking and intonation.
We were not also taught the difference of [R] and [L] just like “right” or “light” and the difference between [S] and [SH]. For example, “She” or “Sea”.
I have grudge towards Japan’s system of English education. Of course we learned English in junior high school and high school, but we can not speak English if we live in Japan and if this system continues.
We need to change our style for studying English in order to get correct English skill.
I think,studying abroad is effective for it.
Although my accent,my speaking skill and my listening skill are still not better,I could become to like English because of studying abroad.
I want to speak English more. I wanna improve more.
I think determination is important in order to get good English skill.
I hope we will get the American Accent in the future.