発音はどこまで大切か?|Is good pronunciation just for show?

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Good Pronunciation. Is it just for show? Do you really need this to speak well and be understood?

The truth is, no.

You can have an accent, and slightly strange pronunciation and will still be able to fluently get your point across. 

The most important factor, is whether your accent is understandable to native or fluent speakers.

Accents of foreigners from some countries may be easy for natives to understand.

In general, European accents in English are easier to understand because the languages are closer to each other, in proximity and origin.

Accents differ based on, inflection, pitch, stress, and even the type of sounds people use associated with certain emotions.

Considering all this, I think it can be understood how Japan could end up in a group that has a difficult to understand accent.

So the key is to speak with an accent that can be understood. 

We are not simply trying to make you sound cool.

At EIGO2020 we focus on function over fashion.

But trust me when I say that if you have good pronunciation and are not too shy at expressing yourself, it is very cool to us.

It’s rare to find a native Japanese person who freely expresses themselves in English. Because Japanese mentality is unique to Japan, the things you say can be quite intriguing to non-Japanese. 

I welcome you to improve this part of your English in the same way you care about the other aspects, and depending on your current level, even more so.

Reason being: it makes your verbal English useful. Most Japanese already have so many decent English skills, but lack the confidence to verbally communicate. 

Aside from the test you have to take in English, once you’ve handled all the necessities, you should probably not let all that hard work go to waste. Make use of the years you spent.

Let’s make that mental shift and approach our English development in a different way.

Finally making it useful.

Here is a link to our sample course on Youtube.

Check out our new Perfect Pronunciation program here.

Truly yours,

Coach Chris

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